2019 The History of Le Mans, Part I – Patriotic Pride
2019 - The History of Le Mans, Part I - Patriotic Pride
May 26, 2019
It’s easy to understand why the 24 Hours of Le Mans really means a lot to us. This annual event, held almost every year since 1923, is the world’s oldest and greatest active sports car endurance race. For the first time ever, we are going to take a deep-dive on the history of our favorite race with a three-part series. Part one, “Patriotic Pride,” focused on winners and losers from the early days of Le Mans.
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.