Spirit of Competition 1

The Automotive Hippocratic Oath

WORDS BY
Fred Simeone

A paradigm shift. This overused term refers to a different way of thinking which can significantly alter one’s behavior. If we accept the fact that as human beings acknowledgment, recognition, praise, rewards or even adulation govern our lives (the spirit of competition) then the shift might be to reward the car owner for preservation, not perfection.

Up until recently, recognition was awarded for cosmetic perfection, sometimes destroying originality in the process. Why not reward the stewardship for preserving a car; for finding just the right car; for going to the extra lengths to keep as much of it intact as possible; to make it a benchmark item rather than a quest for 100 points.

The balance between originality and perfection could be attained if one realizes that while cosmetic perfection is very difficult to achieve, historic perfection is even more elusive and, therefore, the latter is more desirable.

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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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