Simeone Automotive Museum + Demo Day


The event was held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

The Simeone Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars—and it’s only a few hairpin turns away from Chester County.

The Museum has about 65 racing cars from the Golden Age of auto racing in their permanent collection. These are not replicas of the cars that competed (and often won) at Sebring and Le Mans and and Watkins Glen, and a long list of other races and road rally events across Europe—these are THE cars.

Cars include a 1921 Duesenberg 183 Grand Prix Race Car, a 1933 Alfa Romeo Monza, a 1952 Jaguar C-Type, and the 1938 Jaguar SS-100 (see photo). The Jaguar SS-100 was designed as a passenger car, but its reliability, endurance, and maneuverability made it very competitive for rallying in Europe. There are also classic cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The Museum is great, but we’ll also photograph some classic cars being driven, including a 1928 Kissel Speedster, a 1929 Dupont Speedster, and a 1933 Auburn V12 Speedster. These particular cars are representative of the country club set of the period rather than flat-out racing cars, but they’re still interesting and rare—for instance the Auburn V12 is one of only 14 cars that were ever built. Demo Day starts with a brief history of the cars followed by seeing (and photographing) them in action. The demo begins at 12 noon.

The Simeone Auto Museum website is here. You will find historic details and 3D views of every car, and a history of the museum itself.

General admission tickets ($12) can be purchased online here, or at the door. Tickets purchased in 2018 are good for use in 2019.

The Museum is open from 10 to 4 on Saturdays. Carpoolers will depart from the Exton Panera (151 East Swedesford Rd, Exton, PA) at 10:00 am. If you drive directly the museum address is 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA (near the PHL Airport)--we will meet at the entrance at 10:30 am. Please let Dean Grantham know if you plan to go, as the Museum requested I provide an approximate number coming when we get closer to the event. Also let me know whether or not you will be carpooling. Tripod use, video, and flash photography are all ok. 

If you have questions or require further information please contact Dean Grantham.
E-mail: 484-888-8768

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