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After the Great War: The Emergence of Great Sports Cars in the 1920s

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Museum Event
After the Great War: The Emergence of Great Sports Cars in the 1920s
Date
September 12, 2015
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

Dr. Simeone explained that from 1915 to 1920 the concept of a sports car was submerged by the rigors of a great world war. Coming out of this tragedy a few car companies early on made a true sports car where speed and sport supervene over practicality. A British, an Italian, and an American example of this early reversion to performance were demonstrated. Featured were the 1921 Vauxhall 30/98E Velox Tourer, 1924 Lancia Lambda Third Series Tourer, and the 1922 Paige 6-66 Daytona Speedster.

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.

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