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Developing the American Sports Car Demo Day

Museum Event
2022 - Developing the American Sports Car Demo Day
Date
MARCH 26, 2021
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

Throughout the early 1900’s, leading car manufacturers across Europe competed against one another to provide their customers with the fastest and most maneuverable vehicles. To a majority of the racing world, the Americans were absent.  Even to this day, many enthusiasts still refer to the Corvette as America’s first Sports Car.  However, despite being small in number, there were American manufacturers that sought glory through winning in the early days of the automobile. This Demo Day covered their story. 

Featured cars included, the 1909 American Underslung, 1911/13 Mercer Raceabout 35J, 1927 Stutz AA Black Hawk Challenger, 1928 Stutz AA Black Hawk Speedster, and the 1966 Corvette 427 Stingray.


Photos by Andrew Taylor

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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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