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Sports Car Championship 1965 – Ford vs. Ferrari Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Next Year, Ferrari's Ass Is Mine.

It was 1964. Carroll Shelby was on the cusp of achieving his long-sought dream of winning the World GT Championship. His newly unleashed Daytona Coupes had been dominating throughout the season, racking up both wins and points, and were nipping on the heels of Enzo and his champion Ferraris. It all came down to one last race, and Shelby was determined to win, having entered three Daytonas to compete that day. At the very last moment, Enzo would withdrawal all of his entries, effectively nullifying the race from the points competition, and guaranteeing his team as the season points winner. Carroll was furious and declared that he would be back the following year determined to win, whatever the cost. Join us for our next Demo Day as we explore this historic rivalry and uncover the true story of Ford v. Ferrari.

$8.00 – $12.00

R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Established in 1905, the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy is considered to be the world's oldest continuous motor race, and has a deep history and legacy to match. Legendary drivers including Nuvolari, Moss, Fitch, and Shelby have all competed, and claimed victory, in what many consider to be one of the most iconic and significant races to be held on the British Isles.

As part of this Demo Day, we will also be introducing the newest entry to the Simeone Collection. In his final days Dr. Simeone purchased one last car as a surprise to our staff and guests. Want to know more? Stop by and be amongst the first to see for yourself!

$8.00 – $12.00

Foundations of Photography 104 – White Balance, Color Temp, and Backlighting

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore the art and science of white balance and color temperature. This course covers how to adjust your camera's white-balance settings and what to do when the auto white balance goes wrong. The discussion will explore optional aids for white balance calibration, and scenarios where inaccurate color may well enhance, adding to the right stylistic choice. Backlighting will also be discussed as a way to expand your creative options in your photography. You will learn ways to make the most of shooting into the sun or a bright light source.

$25 – $125

Team Managers – Luigi Chinetti, Alfred Momo, Lofty England Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Successful sports car racing is a collaborative effort. Although the drivers are typically the stars of the show, the most accomplished drivers need a lot more than a fast car to win the race. From the pit crew to the support team, engineers and specialists, it takes a lot of effort to build and maintain a winning team. But behind all of these talented professionals, there is one person who is responsible for it all, the team managers. Join us for our next Demo Day as we take a closer look at 3 of the most impactful team managers that have ever stepped on the grid - Luigi Chinetti, Alfred Momo, and Lofty England. Their stories might not be as glamorous as the cars they managed or the tracks on which they competed. However, each of their influences can still be felt in the racing world today.

$8.00 – $12.00

Foundations of Photography 105 – Flash Fundamentals

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Flash is best used as a spice, too much or too little can be bad but used in the right amount and the right way, a flash can be very nice. Andrew Taylor will explore the concepts and techniques behind effective lighting with flash. The discussion starts with fundamentals that build on exposure principles taught in the previous installments of Foundations of Photography Exposure --simple techniques that improve the results from a camera's built-in or Hot-Shoe Flash. The discussion will include the flash concepts of Fill & Bounce Flash techniques and on using flash as a key light. The course will also explore topics ranging from syncing flash, repeating flash, to shooting with one or more off-camera flash units and flash accessories.

$25 – $125

Ettore Bugatti Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

FIt takes abilities beyond luck and money to create a world-renowned and iconic brand. More than just an automotive pioneer, Ettore Bugatti was an artist, a visionary, and a gifted designer. His contributions to the automotive industry and design aesthetic are still recognized today, despite his passing almost 75 years ago. But how did this come to be? Join us for our next Demo Day as we take a closer look at the man that defined this famous marque through his writings, illustrations, and most importantly, his automobiles.

$8.00 – $12.00

The Piloti – Nuvolari, Biondetti, Ascari, Farina Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Nuvolari, Biondetti, Ascari, and Farina were four of the most influential Italian drivers in the history of motorsports, admired by fans around the world for their skill and bravery. Join us as we take a closer look at their life and legacy and examine the factors that made them champions.

$8.00 – $12.00

Foundations of Photography 106 – Capturing Speed

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore the concepts and techniques behind capturing the sense of motion in photography. Capturing good action in photography is all about planning ahead. Action happens fast, so you have to be prepared ahead of time to capture it. The discussion will explore Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, and Focal Length. The discussion will also cover camera settings such as Burst Mode, Multi & Single Point Focusing, and Focus Point Positioning. The discussion also examines the importance of Positioning, Panning, Location, and Anticipation in an effort to help everyone capture Speed in photography.

$25 – $125

Celebrating Ferrari Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

More information and participating cars will be listed soon. Discussion and book signing with Roger Bailey to begin at 11:00 promptly.

$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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