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Mechanical Evolution of the Racing Sports Car Engine Demo Day

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Museum Event
Mechanical Evolution of the Racing Sports Car Engine Demo Day
January 26, 2013
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

This indoor session held on January 26, 2013, was devoted to a discussion of the evolution of the racing sports car engine using examples of significant cars from the collection. Dr. Simeone began the program with the Mercer and a description of its T-head engine, it benefits and drawbacks. This led to the Flathead in the V-12 Auburn, the Single Overhead Cam engine in the Stutz, and ended with the pinnacle of pre-war racing engine design, the Double-overhead Cam 2900 cc Alfa Romeo.

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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