The Simeone Museum - Saturday, January 11th - Racing Legends profile of the Ford GT40.



 


 

Ford Mk. IV 


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.
Plus we will have Shelby American Automobile Club Historian Greg Kolasa here to provide an in-depth discussion about these ground-breaking cars and the story of how they came about. 


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. 


 Demo Days


 2014 Demo Day / Racing Legends Schedule Released 


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.
These events will be more technical in nature than the Demo Days and will feature a lecture on the designated topic for that day. Cars from the collection, and from other collections, will be used to illustrate the presentation. Afterward, one or more of the cars will be demonstrated, weather permitting. 


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.


 Pete Brock


 


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, harry@simeonemuseum.org, to be considered. 


Simeone Museum Calendar Keeps You Up to Date

Thanks to one of our volunteers, Bill Sinclair, you can now have the Simeone Museum with you year-round. 
Featuring beautiful images from our photographer, Andrew Taylor, the calendar also has the dates of many museum events already entered. 
The calendar is produced by Lulu as print-on-demand and can be ordered here.  


The Simeone Web Store Is The Perfect Place To Shop


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.
 
The Simeone Museum mobile app includes 86 stops on the tour, each accompanied by a photo of the car or venue, and a brief text description. The audio length varies for each stop, but averages several minutes.
 
The mobile app is free and is available for either Andriod phones (Google Store) or iPhones (Apple Store). To find the app, just search for "Simeone Museum."
 


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.


 Phone App


 


Thank You To These New Members!



Patron


Thomas F. Rizzo 


 


Car Guy/Girl


    Bruce Mather    
Bobbi'dine Rodda
Bruce Saville



Friend
Bruce Boenning
H.W. Cyphers III


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.  


Cost to adopt a car is $500 and is good for one year. For more information, visit the membership section of our Web site, or call Amanda at 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
• A car of your choice from the collection on display
• A selection of vintage sales literature of your marque  from Dr. Simeone's library for viewing
• Rear lot use for showing cars, concours
• Use of cafeteria. Food services are available at additional cost 


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.


Become A Simeone Museum Member 


We have totally revamped our Museum Membership program, adding several new levels and more benefits! 


Now, all levels include:


• Free Admission to Simeone Automotive Museum (SAM)
Spirit Newsletter
• 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
• Invitations to special “member only” events
• 2 SAM passes for friends 


PLUS, many levels now come with:
The selected membership levels indicated below also come with NorthAmerican Reciprocal Museum (NARM) benefits. You will receive SAM member benefits at any of the over 500 reciprocal museums including discounts at the museum’s store. Some restrictions do apply. 


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. 
 Visit Our Networking Web Sites


We now have a Simeone Museum site on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Please visit them and link to us. 


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:


 


 

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