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The Perils of Racing Demo Day

Museum Event
The Perils of Racing Demo Day
Date
APRIL 9, 2021
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

Auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but it is also one of the most dangerous. From the moment a driver climbs into the cockpit, they are at risk. As history has continually demonstrated, professional race car drivers face the threat of danger with every pass and turn. Sadly, some of racing’s greatest catastrophes have not just involved those behind the wheel, but also innocent spectators and onlookers. This Demo Day took a closer look at some of racing’s greatest tragedies, and shared the stories of the advocates, both on and off the track who fought for a safer competitive environment.

Featured Cars include, the 1936 Bugatti 57G Tank, 1950 Allard J2, and the 1967 Ford MK IV.

Photos by Andrew Taylor


Hours and Info

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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