What happened to the great Fairmount Park Races? Demo Day
What Happened To Ferrari Sports Car Racing Demo Day?
September 28, 2013
From 1908 to 1911, Philadelphia hosted one of the world’s preeminent road races: the Fairmount Park Grand Prix. Over 400,000 spectators would attend these races and it was as highly regarded as the Vanderbilt Cup at the time.Dr. Simeone discussed why the race died and the man responsible for its demise.The Demo Day featured the 1911/13 Mercer Raceabout, 1912 National Speed Car, and the 1916 Stutz Bearcat.
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.