The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825-31 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Photos By: 3Wide from our visit on 12.04.10
...Automobile racing has been around as long as... automobiles!
1913 Mercer Raceabout
"Quick Change" tire... Check out the spare in the photo above and you'll see what we mean...)
"Briggs Stratton Motor Wheel" Twins
Early days of Watkins Glen
'63 Corvette Gran Sport
'64 Cobra Daytona Coupe driven by Craig Breedlove at Bonneville
1926 Bugati Type 35
1975 Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 - This was a time when car sponsorship became popular.
1929 Dupont Speedster (came with a lifetime guarantee on parts & labor... that was honored through the 90's)
56 Jaquar D-Type (4 wheel disc!)
1954 Ferrari 355 MM
1958 Ferrari Testarossa
Front view of the 1958 Ferrari Testarossa... Car had cut away front fenders to help cool the front drum brakes.
1970 Porsche 917LH (Hippie)
1921 Dusenburg Race Car - Found for sale at a car lot in North Phila!
1966 Ford GT40 MK II
1967 Ford MK IV
Amazing opportunity to learn "first hand" about the car, by Karl Kainhofer (black jacket) who held many positions at Penske Motorsports, who we were fortunate to be able to tour the Simeone Museum with.
Karl explained that it was one of the first cars to use aerospace adhesive in its construction.
2010 Wall Sportsman Champ Kevin Eyres looks like he's ready to take the MK IV for a spin...
1937 Bugati 57G Tank (note the spot light on the side so that the driver could read the pit board at night!)
1958 Aston Martin DBR1
Admiring the craftsmanship...
Our guide Roger (tan jacket) shakes hands with Karl Kainhofer at the conclusion of our tour.
An unbelievable opportunity for this "dirt track fan" to learn about the evolution of the racing sports car!
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is located just off of Essington Ave (about 3 miles from the Phila Airport). For more info visit their website:
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