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2021 They Were There Demo Day – The Simeone Cars that Raced Le Mans

Museum Event
They Were There Demo Day – The Simeone Cars that Raced Le Mans
Date
August 21, 2021
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

For almost 100 years, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been the pinnacle of Sports Car Racing, and is considered by many to be the most prestigious and important auto races in the world. Instead of focusing on the fastest-machines, Le Mans requires participating teams to balance sporty design and aerodynamics with reliability and endurance. It is a brutal test of driver and machine that pushes both to their limits – and sometimes beyond. Victory brings with it honor to not only the driver, and the team, but also their nation.

This Demo Day took a closer look at the Simeone Museum collection cars that actually took part in this iconic competition of speed and skill, sharing the story of their victories, defeats, and the drivers that made some legendary.

Featured Demo Day Cars Included, 1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Le Mans, 1929 duPont Model G Le Mans Speedster, 1933 Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 Le Mans, 1934 MG K3 Magnette, 1936 Aston Martin Le Mans, 1936 Bugatti 57G “Tank”, 1936/48 Delahaye 135S /175S, 1938 Peugeot Darl’mat Le Mans Racer, 1952 Cunningham C-4R Roadster, 1956 Maserati 300S, 1958 Aston Martin DBR1, 1963 Ferrari 250, 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, 1966 Ford GT40 MKII, 1967 Ford GT40 MK IV, and 1970 Porsche 917 LH.

Photos by Andrew Taylor

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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