Ford Racing Legends This Saturday With Greg Kolasa
Join us on Saturday, January 11th at Noon for our first event of 2014: a Racing Legends profile of the Ford GT40. We’ll have both our Mk.II and Mk. IV on display. Weather permitting, we will take one (or both!) out for a run after the presentation.
Admission to the January 11th Racing Legends Day is included with regular museum admission.
This Racing Legends Day is part of a significantly expanded schedule of events here at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in 2014 (see below). We hope to see all of you at this event.
Because of the enormous success of our monthly Demonstration Days events, the Simeone Museum will be expanding the event schedule for 2014. Beginning this Saturday, January 11th, we will also have a "Racing Legends" series on the second Saturday of each month at Noon.
The full 2014 Event Schedule is now available on our Web site, here.
Visitors are encouraged to check the Museum’s Web site before coming for any last minute changes. Admission to the Demo Days and Legend Days is included as part of the regular admission price.
Cobra Daytona Coupe And Pete Brock Reunited
In the middle of a mid-December snowfall, legendary Cobra Daytona Coupe Designer Pete Brock came to the museum with his lovely wife, Gayle, to be reunited with CSX2287 and to film a video about its historical importance.
The visit was part of an effort by the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) to have our Cobra be the first automobile to be designated on the new National Register of Historic Vehicles.
Brock's interview was taped as part of the designation submission process and he shared many interesting points about the design and history of our Daytona. The Daytona was also scanned with a high-tech 3D camera to record every detail in the body design. We hope to have a DVD of the video interview available shortly in our gift shop.
Thank you to Mark Gessler and everyone involved with the HVA for their efforts to gain this recognition for significant American historic vehicles.
2014 Best Of Britain To Feature "Kissing Cousins"
Our "Best of Britain" show this year will feature English sedans that were mechanically very similar to their sports car cousins. In many cases the manufacturers marketed the sedans as an alternative for people who wanted a sports car but had a growing family. The show will run from February 15th to March 2nd.
The pairings will include: Austin Marina/MGB, MG Magnette/MGA, MG 1100/Midget, MG YB/TD, Triumph Herald/Spitfire, Triumph 2000/TR7, Rover 3500/TR8, Jaguar Mk II/S/420/XKE, Jaguar Mk VII/VIII/IX/ XK-120/140. Jaguar XJ-12/XJS, Daimler Saloon/SP 250, Lotus Cortina/Lotus Elan.
If you or someone you know has a nice (preferably original) example of any of the above models and would like to have it on display for the Best of Britain show, please send an email with photos to: Harry Hurst, email@example.com, to be considered.
Thanks to one of our volunteers, Bill Sinclair, you can now have the Simeone Museum with you year-round.
The Simeone Museum now has a dedicated Web Store where you can purchase many items available in our Gift Shop.
The Simeone Web Store selection includes The Spirit of Competition, The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles, Memberships, Tickets and the popular Simeone Cars t-shirt, available in several colors.
The site accepts all major credit cards. Click here to go to the site.
Simeone Mobile Phone App Now Available
The Simeone Museum now has a mobile phone app that features over four hours of audio on the cars and exhibits in the collection. Dr. Simeone narrates the tour, which includes fascinating details about the history and the significance of each car.
Please let us know if you like it and if you see anything that can be improved. The app and content takes about 120 mb of space. It should take about 3-5 minutes to download with a 4G network.
Thank You To These New Members!
Thomas F. Rizzo
Get your name in lights by becoming a premium member. Go here for more information.
Adopt-A-Car And We'll Put Your Name On It
We have a new program where you can adopt one of the cars in the Simeone Museum. (No, you can't take it home!) You will get your name on the car placard and we will give you your choice of a matted photo of you next to the car, or a matted Michael Furman print of the car. Plus, you will become a Patron Member of the Museum.
Special Museum Package For Car Clubs
The Simeone Automotive Museum is the perfect destination for car club outings. We've put together a special package for clubs to make your event memorable:
• Reduced admission for your members
For more information and to book your car club, please call Harry Hurst at (215) 365-7233.
Be A Volunteer - Get A Family Membership
Why not volunteer your time helping out at the Simeone Museum? We are always in need of people to help in a variety of capacities.
We especially need help Friday at the admission desk, and Sunday in the gift shop.
As a special thank you to all volunteers who work 8 hours at the Museum, we will be giving you a free volunteer family membership for one year. The membership includes discounted admission and gift shop merchandise, plus a Simeone Museum t-shirt and program - a $150 value. We'll even give you a personalized name badge if you behave yourself!
If you would like to become a Volunteer, please call Amanda Bartley at 215-365-7233. Or, fill out one of the volunteer forms are the front desk the next time you are at the Museum.
We have totally revamped our Museum Membership program, adding several new levels and more benefits!
• Free Admission to Simeone Automotive Museum (SAM)
PLUS, many levels now come with:
Support the Museum! Become a member today! Click here for complete information on what is included and to order on-line.
New Museum Program Guide
We just received our new and improved Museum Program Guide. The 28-page book is printed on heavy coated stock and features the gorgeous photography of Michael Furman and Andrew Taylor. The cost is just $5 for a wonderful keepsake of your visit.
Download Our Museum Brochure
Want more information about the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum? Download a copy of the Museum brochure. It has a list of all the cars on display, contact info, a map showing where we are located and information on renting the Museum for an event. Click on the brochure to download a PDF: