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Best of Britain 2020 – British Racing at Le Mans

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Best of Britain 2020 – British Racing at Le Mans

2019-12-20

A new exhibition inspired by British automobiles that raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans opens January 4 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to bring our annual Best of Britain back to Philadelphia for the 10th year in a row. ???? ?? ??????? ???? – ??????? ?????? ?? ?? ???? will feature a dozen or more rare, unusual, and beautiful sports and racing cars manufactured in England that raced or were of the type that raced in this historic endurance event.

The “Best of Britain” show is included with regular museum admission, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 for students. Children under 8 are admitted free. The Museum is open Tuesdays through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 215-365- 7233, or visit our website at simeonemuseum.org.

Cars in the show include a 1961 Triumph TRS that raced Le Mans, a 1958 AC ACE Bristol, a 1964 Austin Healey Sprite that raced Sebring, and will include representations from British marques that range from Jaguar through Cooper. A complete list of the cars in the show and their description will be posted at simeonemuseum.org soon.

Grand Opening Preview Program – January 3, 2020

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

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BOB PR Jag

1955 Jaguar XKD Long-Nose

BOB Bent

1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Birkin Team Car

* These cars will only be available for viewing on the night of the premiere.

Evening Premiere Program Highlights

  • First look at ???? ?? ??????? ???? – ??????? ?????? ?? ?? ????
  • Lecture and Slideshow Presentation by John Nikas
  • Photo opportunities with guest and exhibition motorcars

The evening premiere is included with regular museum admission, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 for students and free to all Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum members.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and encompasses many of the most significant racing sports cars ever built. The Museum, which has been open to the public since June 2008, differs from most other automotive collections in that the cars are used to tell the story of the Spirit of Competition. Like Philadelphia’s famed Barnes Foundation collection of paintings, the Simeone Foundation exhibition is a personal collection, driven by a singular vision and specific ideas about how the collection should be arranged and exhibited. The central theme of the Simeone Foundation collection is “the spirit of competition.”

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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