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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Due to inclement weather in the Philadelphia region, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will be closed, Sunday, January 30, 2022.

A Study of British Racing Green – A Best of Britain Exhibition

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

British Racing Green is considered the national color, representing Britain’s past successes at racing. It signifies power, aggression, and strength, but also stands for endurance and resilience. Join us for a special exhibition that takes a closer look at this special hue and examines its place as a symbol for British culture, heritage, and style.

$8.00 – $12.00

The History of British Racing Green

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a very special program on the History of British Racing Green, as shared by Bonham’s resident expert on British Racing Cars, Greg Porter.

$8.00 – $12.00

Salon – American Playboy Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Almost immediately after the invention of the automobile, car manufacturers and designers began exhibiting their innovations. They eagerly sought an opportunity to showcase their inventions at events and reveal to a fascinated public how valuable autos were as a method of transportation. These rallies proved to be an effective way for firms to share their latest advances in automobiles with customers. Salon – American Playboy examines the history and unique place that the ubiquitous Car Show held in the early days of motoring, before the advent of modern advertising, focus groups, and product testing.

$8.00 – $12.00

Carrera Panamericana Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

You better buckle up for our next Demo Day as we take a closer look at what many consider to be the most dangerous race of any type in the world. Even though it may have just run for five consecutive years, during that time it attracted a veritable who's who of famous drivers from all ends of motorsports and automotive racing, and wound up creating a legacy that would live on to this day.

$8.00 – $12.00

Le Mans Prototype – Winning the Race by Playing the Rules

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Winning at Le Mans take a lot more than having the fastest car on the track. Planning, strategy, and sometimes trickery can mean all the difference between going home as a winner, or a loser. Join us as we take a deeper look at the surprising history of the Le Mans class system and explore how the introduction of prototype cars would change the game forever.

$8.00 – $12.00

Developing the American Sports Car Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Throughout the early 1900’s, leading car manufacturers across Europe competed against one another to provide their customers with the fastest and most maneuverable vehicles. To a majority of the racing world, the Americans were absent. Even to this day, many enthusiasts still refer to the Corvette as America’s first Sports Car. However, despite being small in number, there were American manufacturers that sought glory through winning in the early days of the automobile. And this is their story.

$8.00 – $12.00

Foundations of Photography 101 – Exposure

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore how to expand your artistic options by giving a deeper understanding of the cyclical relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. This course covers the basic exposure controls provided by all digital SLR cameras, as well as the most advanced point-and-shoot models. Learn how to master a camera's metering modes, how to use exposure compensation and bracketing, and much more. By the end of the course, you'll know how to develop an "exposure strategy" that will allow you to effectively employ your exposure knowledge in any shooting situation.

$25 – $125

The Perils of Racing Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but it is also one of the most dangerous. From the moment a driver climbs into the cockpit, they are at risk. As history has continually demonstrated, professional race car drivers face the threat of danger with every pass and turn. Sadly, some of racing's greatest catastrophes have not just involved those behind the wheel, but also innocent spectators and onlookers. Join us as we take a closer look at some of racing's greatest tragedies, and share the stories of the advocates, both on and off the track who fought for a safer competitive environment.

$8.00 – $12.00

John Fitch Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

In a sport filled with legendary figures, John Fitch stands alone, both as an innovator and a trailblazer. John was a groundbreaking driver, an accomplished inventor, a fierce advocate for safety, and a courageous patriot that was forever changed by both the ravages of war and the perils of racing.

$8.00 – $12.00

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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