Aug. 13th, 2010

Car Culture: Classics & Racecars on Display at the Simeone Foundation

Luxury Cars: This spectacular automotive museum located in Philadelphia, Pa., contains more than 60 of the world's most unique racecars ever built. Welcome to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. For classic car lovers, this is a walk through automotive racing history that dates back to the very first made in the USA sports car, the 1909 American Underslung.

The first American car to win an international race, the 1921 Dusenberg driven by Jimmy Murphy at LeMans in 1921, is on display. There also is a 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model and a 1929 Alfa Romeo Supersport that were used in races run by the pre-WWII, rich and rogue members of the Automobile Racing Club of America. There are cars that were driven at LeMans and at NASCAR events as well as Watkins Glen, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and Sebring.

These cars date from the early 1900s. There are Alfa Romeos, Jaguars, Aston Martins, BMWs, Corvettes, Mercedes-Benzs, and Bentleys on exhibit. The museum hosts special shows and events year round, such as the annual Classic Motorcycles at the Simeone exhibit.

Triumphs will be the featured manufacturer at this year's Classic Motorcycles at the Simeone. The show runs from August 14 to September 9.

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