Chassis Evolution Presentation

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Museum Event
Chassis Evolution Presentation
November 12, 2008
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Museum Staff

Following on last month’s very popular presentation on the 3-liter racing engine, on Saturday, February 26th, there was another inside seminar, this time on racing sports car chassis design – from tubular to monocoque. Dr. Simeone presented a lecture on significant cars and how their design advanced chassis technology, accompanied by slides showing cutaways and diagrams of various suspension/chassis designs. To further illustrate the presentation, examples from the Museum collection were on display, including a Mercer Raceabout, an Alfa 8C 2900B, a C-Type Jaguar, a D-Type Jaguar, a Lancia Lambda and a Ford Mk IV, the car that launched the modern monocoque/tub era of chassis design. This presentation offered the nearly 200 attendees the opportunity to view examples of significant racing sports car design advances – all in one place. and afterwords, they were able to get up close for photos.

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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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