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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.

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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.
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.

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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.
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. 

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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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