While large engines and maximum power usually define race winners, occasionally racecars with perfect balance can overcome the handicap of their smaller displacement engines. Dr. Simeone discussed four examples that were able to not only dominate their class, but challenge for outright wins. The Mercer Raceabout, MG K3 Magnette, Alfa Romeo 1750SS, and the Bugatti Type 35 were discussed.
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.