At a distance of over one thousand miles, the Mille Miglia was a difficult race to finish, much less win. Cars would run out of gas, blow tires, become involved in accidents. Thankfully, there were local repair shops that would come to the rescue.
They equipped these shops with a variety of tools and spare parts to get the car back in the race. They even provided food and refreshments to the drivers. Vino, acqua, mangiare, olio and benzina–all in a day’s work! The Lancia Lambda shown here depicts a typical Rifornimento station that one might have encountered during the Mille Miglia race.
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.
Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.