In the April issue of Hemmings Motor News, we visited the cars on the National Historic Vehicle Register. As you may recall, #1 on that list is the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum opened in 2008 in a former engine remanufacturing facility near the airport. But the Daytona Coupe isn’t all that’s special there.
One hundred of history’s rarest, most inventive, artistic, sculptural and emotional motor cars are gathered on the pages of a new double-volume book. Authored by husband-and-wife team Charlotte and Peter Fiell, “Ultimate Collector Cars” features the world’s most significant classic and contemporary cars, almost all of which are in private collections making rare appearances at Concours d'Elegance, Villa d’Este and other such luxurious events.
The fourth annual classic car “competition of elegance,” presented by Cool Cars for Kids, Inc., will celebrate the Chevrolet Corvette at the July 17 event at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.
Khiree Stewart from PHL 17 took a trip to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in South Philadelphia. It is one of the world’s greatest collection of racing cars.
“The 50th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Montreal” and “Automotive Couture, French Cars featuring the 50th Anniversary of the Citroen SM” are the featured events for the return August 13 of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week.
Dr. Fred Simeone is a passionate man. As a renowned surgeon and medical educator, he has saved and improved numerous people’s lives. A world-class automotive enthusiast, he curates and collects great sports, racing, and GT cars. And as an individual, he’s driven by all of the good derived from the spirit of competition. He’s also a much-in-demand Concours judge and author of considerable knowledge and authority.
The founder of an award-winning car museum is leading the charge to bring driver's education back to Philadelphia.