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2018 Finish Line Controversy Demo Day

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Museum Event
2018 Finish Line Controversy Demo Day
March 10, 2018
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

In 1966, for the first time ever, an American car company won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ford GT40 dominated the competition and took home the championship. One of the greatest days in American racing history became one of the most controversial. A difference of eight meters would change the history books and become a day that racing legends Carroll Shelby, Ken Miles, and Bruce McLaren would never forget. The controversy as to who ultimately won this epic battle was discussed.

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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