In 1906, Vincenzo Florio devised a race through the hills of Sicily. Sports Car racing had become popular in Italy and the Targa Florio was the most important race in Europe until Le Mans and the Mille Miglia were started in the 1920s.
Originally 92 miles per lap, they shortened the course to 45 miles until 1977 when the last all-out race occurred. Since the roads were tight and twisty, they started the cars at two-minute intervals. Besides being narrow, the roads were little more than mountain paths in places and drivers frequently had to compete with donkeys for space.
Tuesday - Friday 10AM through 6PM Saturday - Sunday 10AM through 4PM Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
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.