Our second annual “Best of Italy” show will open on Saturday, May 25th and run through June 9th. This year we will have some spectacular examples of the art and craftmanship of Italy. Included will be a Siata 300BC, a Lancia Aurelia and a Competition Ferrari Daytona.
We are also pleased to announce that this year’s Best of Italy is being sponsored by Maserati of the Main Line. They will be bringing two examples of this famous marque: a 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC and a 2011 Maserati Quattroporte GTS. Click here for more information.
We still have room for other significant Italian sports cars. If you have a car you think would be appropriate, please contact Harry Hurst at (610) 725-9600, or email email@example.com.
Great Alfas Featured In This Month’s Demo Day
From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the preeminent sports car in the world. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding ten times in eleven years from 1928-38! Our 2900B (pictured) was the winner of the 1939 Mille Miglia.
On Saturday, May 25th at Noon, we’ll discuss why Alfa was so dominant and what happened after their glory years in the 1930s. The Alfa Romeos featured will be: 1925 RLSS, 1929 1750 SS, 1933 2300 and the 1938 2900B.
Admission to the Demo Day is included with regular museum admission.
The fifth annual Classic Motorcycles at the Simeone returns from August 24th to September 6th. This year we will be honoring Norton and will also have flat track racers, Art Deco-inspired motorcycles, and a selection of classic machines and memorabilia.
The show will launch with a Kick-Start Party the evening of Saturday, August 24th featuring Guest of Honor Brian Slark, 2012 AMA Hall of Fame Inductee and Technical Director of the Barber Museum in Birmingham, Alabama. Cook Neilson (2011 special guest, former Cycle magazine editor, Winner of the 1977 Daytona Superbike Race and Bonneville Salt Flat Record holder) will be back again. It’s also Cook’s birthday on the 24th, so come for some cake!
Adopt-A-Car And We’ll Put Your Name On It
We have a new program where you can adopt one of the cars in the Simeone Museum. (No, you can’t take it home!) You will get your name on the car placard and we will give you your choice of a matted photo of you next to the car, or a matted Michael Furman print of the car. Plus, you will become a Patron Member of the Museum.
Cost to adopt a car is $500 and is good for one year. For more information, visit the membership section of our Web site, or call Amanda at the Museum.
Thank You To These Premium Members
Dad Gets In Free On Father’s Day, June 16th
Give Dad something he’d really like on Father’s Day – a trip to the Simeone Automotive Museum! And, if you do your part and bring him, we’ll do our part and let him in for free, with one paid adult admission. Also, remember kids 8 and younger also get in free. It’s the perfect way to honor that perfect guy!
Come Celebrate Our Fifth Anniversary
Believe it or not, it’s been five years since we opened the Simeone Automotive Museum. Please come by on Tuesday, June 18th at Noon to celebrate our anniversary – everyone gets in free that day. We’ll have cake and coffee, plus a special present for everyone who comes by. Bring your party hat!
The 2013 schedule for the monthly Driving Demonstration Days has been announced and is available here. The Demonstration Days events are held on the 4th Saturday of each month at 12 Noon, weather permitting.
The Simeone Museum is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can see, hear, and smell famous race cars run. The Demo Days, which began in 2009, feature extremely rare racing sports cars from the Simeone collection being driven on the three-acre lot in back of the Museum. A brief lecture by Dr. Simeone on the importance of the cars and their place in history precedes each driving demonstration.
Visitors are encouraged to check the Museum’s Web site (www.SimeoneMuseum.org) before coming for any last minute changes. Admission to the Demonstration Days is included as part of the regular admission price.
Racer, broadcaster, author and artist Sam Posey received the fifth annual Spirit of Competition Award on December 5th, 2012, at a gala dinner at the Simeone Automotive Museum, presented by Wilkie Lexus of Haverford, Pa. Past recipients of the award include Mario Andretti, Janet Guthrie, John Fitch and Craig Breedlove. Bill Warner, Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, will present the award.
Sam Posey has distinguished himself both on the race track and in the broadcast booth, bringing a rare level of intelligence and insight to the world of motorsports. Posey is also an author (Playing With Trains and The Mudge Pond Express), painter and architect; he designed the Paddock Building at Lime Rock Park.
Complete information on the event and photos are located here. A video with highlights of the evening by Frank Pinto is on our YouTube site here. You can also buy a CD of Frank’s video in the Gift Shop.
“Beautifully presented inside, with contributions from a range of experts, it’s one of the most fascinating books we’ve seen in a long time.”
In The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles, Dr. Simeone, along with other noted contributors, presents the case for adopting a new standard for the care and conservatorship of significant automobiles.
The book is $60.00 plus shipping and is available on the Museum’s web site, here. Or, you can save the shipping cost and purchase the book at the Museum Gift Shop. (This would make a great present for the serious enthusiast!)
New T-shirt Available At Gift Shop
We have a new t-shirt design available in the Gift Shop featuring a montage of Michael Furman photos of some of our most distinguished cars. The high-quality, cotton shirts are available in a number of colors, including black, white, yellow, and light and dark blue.
Cost for these beautiful shirts is $23 and they come in all sizes. Unfortunately, we cannot ship these shirts – you will need to visit the Museum to purchase one.
The MotorWeek segment featuring the Simeone Museum is available for viewing on the Web here. Roger Mecca and his crew came here for our July Demo Day featuring “Ferrari Beaters”: the Porsche 917, Ford Mk IV, Cobra Daytona Coupe and the Aston Martin DBR-1. This was also our largest turnout for any Demo Day yet – 500 spectators. MotorWeek is the production of Maryland Public Television and is the longest-running (30+ years!) automotive show on television. Thank you, Roger!
Pennsylvania Motor Pass Gives Discounts To Four Great Museums
The Simeone Museum has joined forces with the AACA Museum in Hershey, America on Wheels in Allentown, and the Boyertown Museum in (guess where?) Boyertown to offer the Pennsylvania Motor Pass – a discount coupon good for $1 off up to six adult tickets to each venue. You can pick up your free Motor Pass discount coupon in the lobby the next time you’re here.