Upcoming Events

Classic Motorcycles Special Exhibit on display thru 9/11

Featuring BMW, Police Motorcycles and Land Speed Record Machines

This year’s Classic Motorcycles runs through 9/11 and will feature over 60 BMW, Police Motorcycles and Land Speed Record machines. This is the 7th edition of this great exhibit, and it gives you a chance to see some of the finest motorcycles in the world. There are several stand out machines, such as the Gyronaut X-1 & Britten Streamliners, plus every significant BMW model from 1928 -1999 on display, plus a rare treat, a 1995 Britten V1000, one of just 10 ever made.

September 9th: Qualifying Day for “After the Great War”

Watch as 3 pre-war racing sports cars are tested & tuned before Demo Day

Here’s a great chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to maintain historic race cars in optimal condition. You’ll see Kevin Kelly and Museum staff members as they test and tune the cars in preparation for Saturday’s Demo Day. Watch as each car is prepped with fuel, tires, battery as well as any routine maintenance. At approximately 11:00, we will being an outdoor demonstration run to help tune the cars, weather permitting.

Preparations for: 1921 Vauxhall 30/98, 1924 Lancia Lambda, 1922 Paige 6-66 Daytona

Open hoods at Bonneville exhibit.

 

Saturday 9/12 Demo Day: “After the Great War”

See our 1921 Vauxhall in its first ever Demo Day appearance!

From 1915 to 1920 the concept of a sports car was submerged by the rigors of a great world war. Coming out of this tragedy a few car companies early on made a true sports car where speed and sport supervene over practicality. A British, an Italian, and an American example of this early reversion to performance will be demonstrated.

1921 Vauxhall 30/98E Velox Tourer

1922 Paige 6-66 Daytona Speedster

1924 Lancia Lambda Third Series Tourer

 

Ride Shotgun in a Shelby: Enter to win a ride in our Shelby Daytona Coupe. Contest ends 9/22!

Win a 15-minute, once-in-a-lifetime ride in the famous Daytona Coupe!

Win a chance to “Ride Shotgun in a Shelby” and support the fundraising efforts of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum! Our 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #CSX2287, 1 of only 6 built, is one of the most famous cars in motorsports history, with racing history on tracks all over the world. In 2014, it was the first car named to the Historic Vehicle Association’s National Historic Vehicle Registry, as well as “Car of the Year” by the International Historic Motoring Awards.

You’ll have a personal experience with this car that people only dream about. Our three acre back lot will be the setting for the 15 minute ride of your life. Each ticket purchased will go directly towards our Demo Day improvement fund, helping us raise money to install bleachers and safety barriers on our back lot. Please show your support and order your ticket today!

Each ticket is $20, and you can purchase as many tickets as you like. Ticket sales begin Tuesday, July 21st and close on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm Eastern time.

 

Thursday 9/24: “Roadsters and Racers” Demo Day

NOTE: Special date and time due to Papal visit to Philadelphia

Due to the Papal visit, we have changed our September Demo Day to the 24th at 12:00 noon. Please be sure to adjust your calendars. We will announce any further changes if they are necessary.

What is the difference between a sports car which was made to look beautiful and one which was made to perform? These distinctions are less blurred nowadays because race cars are so different, but what were the differences in the early days when racing a sports car was a luxury.

Packard Gentleman’s Roadster

Hudson Mile-a-Minute Roadster

1929 DuPont Model G Speedster

1929 DuPont Le Mans Speedster

 

Save the Date: 10/23/15: Corvette Racing Party

A special evening with Program Manager Doug Fehan & Driver Tommy Milner

Join us on Friday October 23rd for our annual celebration of Corvette Racing. This year’s special guests include Doug Fehan, Program Manager for Corvette Racing, and for the first time, Tommy Milner, driver of the LeMans class-winning Corvette C7.R. The Corvette Racing Party will include a reception, buffet dinner and autograph session with Doug and Tommy.

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