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2017 Demo Day: Revolutionary Rides

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Museum Event
2017 Demo Day: Revolutionary Rides
July 1, 2017
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

The Simeone Museum celebrated Independence Day early by showcasing some of the most revolutionary rides that change automotive history. Dr. Simeone discussed how these cars influenced the world of racing with the highest tech solutions of their day and how they still impact automobiles todays. The topics included the history and development of some of the most revolutionary firsts in automotive history such as the first car with standard production disc brakes like those on the world champion 1956 Jaguar D-Type. The first car with production fuel injection found on the groundbreaking 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. The first to feature independent front suspension and unibody construction which was a true innovation for the time found on the 1924 Lancia Lambda. The first car with a super lightweight honeycombed aluminum chassis found on the Ford GT 40 Mark IV. The first car with four-wheel hydraulic brakes found on the 1921 Duesenberg race car.

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