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

August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

General Admission

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 us as we 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. 

Featured Demo Day Cars to Include

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

Demo Day Schedule of Events

Most Demo Day Events Typically Follow the Following Format

10:00 – Doors open

11:15 to 11:45 – Scrutineering technical learning session

12:00 to 12:30 – Demo Day discussion, Q and A with Dr. Simeone

12:30 to 1:00 – Driving demonstration with featured automobiles

1:00 to 2:00 – Visitors are able to inspect and photograph Demo Day cars while engaging with Simeone Museum staff and volunteers

6825-31 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153 United States
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215-365-7233
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Hours and Info

6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-7233
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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