Dr. Simeone discussed the beginnings of Automobile Racing. Henry Ford is often attributed as saying “Auto racing started after the second car was built.” We tend to agree with that sentiment. The Model T was introduced in 1908, but sports cars were being raced both here and in Europe for years before the first “Tin Lizzie” came off the assembly line. Dr. Simeone explored the history and technology that started it all.
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.