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Racing Legends: When NASCAR Was For Real Stock Cars

Museum Event
Racing Legends: When NASCAR Was For Real Stock Cars
October 11, 2014
Photos by
John Hurst, Brad Jacobson, and Kinan Faham

For this event, we brought out 5 great cars which show the evolution of NASCAR racing, and their importance in American racing culture: 1938 Ford Louise Smith Replica, a 1953 Hudson Hornet Satan of Morimar a 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Mystery Motor ex Junior Johnson (courtesy of our friends at RK Motors in Charlotte), a 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix ex Roy Tyner, and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird.;Although the pouring rain kept us from demonstrating the cars in the parking lot, it certainly couldn’t silence the engines. The crowd was treated as American V8 thunder echoed throughout the museum. It’s doubtful anyone in attendance will ever forget the sound of the Pontiac Grand Prix, which unofficially broke the record for the loudest vehicle ever to set foot on the museum property. There were thumbs-up and smiles all around from everyone. 

Hours and Info

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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