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Where was Mercedes at Le Mans? Demo Day

Museum Event
Where was Mercedes at Le Mans? Demo Day
March 23, 2013
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

Between the wars, Mercedes-Benz was dominant in Grand Prix racing, but often absent from endurance road racing, even though they won the Mille Miglia in 1931. The Demo Day Featured the cars that were the leaders in that era with a Lecture by Dr. Simeone about why the powerful Mercedes-Benz did not choose to compete at Le Mans.

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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