The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum has been nominated in the 2021 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards as a contender for Best Attraction for Car Lovers in the United States. This contest is through USA Today and you can vote once a day, from each of your devices, until the contest closes on July 3. We will find out the winners later in the month.
In the April issue of Hemmings Motor News, we visited the cars on the National Historic Vehicle Register. As you may recall, #1 on that list is the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum opened in 2008 in a former engine remanufacturing facility near the airport. But the Daytona Coupe isn’t all that’s special there.
One hundred of history’s rarest, most inventive, artistic, sculptural and emotional motor cars are gathered on the pages of a new double-volume book. Authored by husband-and-wife team Charlotte and Peter Fiell, “Ultimate Collector Cars” features the world’s most significant classic and contemporary cars, almost all of which are in private collections making rare appearances at Concours d'Elegance, Villa d’Este and other such luxurious events.
The fourth annual classic car “competition of elegance,” presented by Cool Cars for Kids, Inc., will celebrate the Chevrolet Corvette at the July 17 event at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.
Throughout his life, Stirling Moss was called the man who made the impossible, possible. In just a seven-year period between 1955 and 1961 Moss would finish the World Championship as a runner-up on four occasions and in third place three other times.
For almost 100 years, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been the pinnacle of Sports Car Racing, and is considered by many to be the most prestigious and important auto races in the world.
In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz had more pressing matters to attend to than achieving success on the racetrack. Within ten short years, this would all change.