Upcoming Demo Days at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

There is a lot going on at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The museum will be holding multiple 'Demo Days' August through September.
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The Simeone Foundation Automotive museum will be holding its "Demo Days." These are the scheduled events taking place in August - September.

Mercedes 1955

Mercedes 1955 - Beating the Odds to the Constructors Championship Demo Day

Saturday, August 7

In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz had more pressing matters to attend to than achieving success on the racetrack. Within ten short years, this would all change. Despite almost impossible odds, Mercedes would find themselves alone at the top of the racing world, and then, in the very same year, self-exiled from it. How did this come to be and why did Mercedes leave the sport for almost 20 years?

Join the Simeone and take a closer look at the incredible story of the rise and fall of Mercedes-Benz in what may have been the most impactful year in the history of one of the world’s greatest and best-known automakers.

Mercedes 1955 - Beating the Odds to the Constructors Championship - featuring the following Simeone Foundation Collection Cars:

* 1954 Ferrari 375MM Spider
* 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
* 1956 Jaguar D-Type
* 1956 Maserati 300S

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They Were at Le Mans

They Were There - The Simeone Cars that Raced Le Mans Demo Day

Saturday, August 21

For almost 100 years, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been the pinnacle of sports car racing, and is considered by many to be the most prestigious and important auto race in the world. Instead of focusing on the fastest-machines, Le Mans requires participating teams to balance sporty design and aerodynamics with reliability and endurance. It is a brutal test of driver and machine that pushes both to their limits - and sometimes beyond. Victory brings with it honor to not only the driver, and the team, but also their nation.

Join the Simeone and take a closer look at the Simeone Museum collection cars that actually took part in this iconic competition of speed and skill and share the story of their victories, defeats, and the drivers that made them legendary.

They Were There - The Simeone Cars that Raced Le Mans - featuring the following Simeone Foundation Collection Cars:

* 1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Le Mans
* 1933 Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 Le Mans
* 1936 Aston Martin Le Mans
* 1936 Bugatti 57G “Tank”
* 1936/48 Delahaye 135S /175S
* 1938 Peugeot Darl’mat Le Mans Racer
* 1952 Cunningham C-4R Roadster
* 1956 Maserati 300S
* 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
* 1963 Ferrari 250
* 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
* 1966 Ford GT40 MKII
* 1967 Ford GT40 MK IV
* 1970 Porsche 917 LH

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Sterling Moss

Stirling Moss, The Champion that Wasn’t Demo Day

Saturday, September 18

Throughout his life, Stirling Moss was called the man who made the impossible, possible. In just a seven-year period between 1955 and 1961 Moss would finish the World Championship as a runner-up on four occasions, and in third place three other times. In his 14 year racing career, Moss would notch 212 victories out of 529 races entered, equaling an astonishing 40% win rate. However, despite this incredible record, Moss would leave the sport of racing, having never been a world-champion, despite the fact that he might have given the opportunity.

Join the Simeone and take a closer look at this legendary figure in racing and recount his successes both on, and off the track.

Stirling Moss, The Champion that Wasn’t: featuring the following Simeone Foundation Collection Cars:

* 1953 Jaguar C-Type
* 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
* 1956 Jaguar D-Type
* 1956 Maserati 300S
* 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
6825 Norwitch Drive

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Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-7233
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
https://simeonemuseum.org

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