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With any historic object, provenance is the most important factor to consider. If the goal is to use a car purely for pleasure, without consideration of its previous history or its future place in the automotive pantheon then provenance is less important. However, we deal here with objects of practical, artistic, and historical significance as… Read More
Shop Talk
We’re introducing a new series from the team behind the museum to discuss all things museum related. We wanted a space for our community to... Read More
Provanance
With any historic object, provenance is the most important factor to consider. If the goal is to use a car purely for pleasure, without consideration... Read More
Love at First Site
This is the story of someone who had love at first sight when she saw her first Metropolitan. Cars matter, not because of the actual... Read More
The American Sports Car Header
These are a few of the interesting sports cars that American manufacturers proposed in their sales literature, in a failing attempt to interest buyers. Read More
44 50 Fore Door Battleship Roadster
The Abbott-Detroit Motor Company was founded in 1909 with the intention of producing high-quality motorcars. Within ten years, they would close. Read More
Amplex
Not much is known about the Amplex Motor Car Company of New York City except they built a line of impressive “valveless”, “self cranking” cars through 1910. Read More
Special Cup Racer
The Apperson Motorcar Company was known to produce high-quality cars such as the "Jackrabbit" and "Big Dick". It survived from 1902 until 1926. Read More
Argonne
This firm, based out of Jersey City, NJ, survived for only 2 years. Although they had a full line of conventional cars, they also advertised a sports car. Read More
American Roadster
The American Motor Car Company produced many of the most exciting cars in the early sports car revolution. Read More
Chadwick Full
Hailing from Pottstown Pennsylvania, the Chadwick Engineering Works was founded by a young engineer by the name of Lee Sherman Chadwick. Read More
Sergio Scaglietti
Sergio Scaglietti was responsible for some of the most iconic styling concepts in the history of the Ferrari, including the 180 Testa Rossa. Read More
Pirate Runabout
The 3 young entrepreneurs who started BLM deserve credit not only for the effort but also from their recognition that the country might want a sports car. Read More
The Biddle Ormonde Speedway Special
The Biddle Ormond Speedway Special, named after Ormond Beach where many speed records were set, was “a car for speed-of racing lines..." Read More
Unusual Castagna post war build header
Carrozzeria Castagna was founded in 1849 by Carlo Castagna after his purchase of the Ferrari Coachbuilding Co. Read More

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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