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Auto Racing: A Privileged Man’s Sport

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Museum Event
Auto Racing: A Privileged Man’s Sport
June 28, 2014
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

From the beginning of motorsports – and well into the 1960s – motor racing has largely been the realm of the wealthy. In fact, the rules for many sanctioning bodies were written to preserve the purity of the well-off amateur over the paid professional drivers. Dr. Simeone discussed four cars that featured prominently in this “privileged man’s sport.”

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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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