2022 Salon – American Playboy Demo Day

Museum Event
2022 Salon - American Playboy Demo Day
FEBRUARY 20, 2022
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

Almost immediately after the invention of the automobile, car manufacturers and designers began exhibiting their innovations. They eagerly sought an opportunity to showcase their inventions at events and reveal to a fascinated public how valuable autos were as a method of transportation. These rallies proved to be an effective way for firms to share their latest advances in automobiles with customers. This Demo Day examined the history and unique place that the ubiquitous Car Show held in the early days of motoring, before the advent of modern advertising, focus groups, and product testing.

Featured cars included the 1926 Kissel 8-75 Speedster, 1929 duPont 2-Passenger Speedster, 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, and 1953 Studebaker Commander.

Photos by Andrew Taylor

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6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
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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