The lecture featured Preston Tucker's grandsons, Mike and Sean, who spoke about both the car, its history, and their grandfather. Simeone, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, when he retired five years ago. Due to the fragility of the materials, the library and collection are not open to the public. However the time I had was during the week so I missed the weekend show. The same is true with many inanimate objects. The strongest pass on their superior genes to future generations. Rob Ida, who was behind the immaculate restoration of 1044 also spoke of its restoration story.
On any given Saturday they may witness a 1907 Renault Racing Roadster, 1952 Cunningham C-4R or 1956 Maserati 300S. The Museum is available for weddings, parties, corporate events, sales presentations and car club meetings, and is one of the few venues in the area that can comfortably handle groups of 1000 to 2000 1000 seated. For example, its 1913 Mercer Raceabout consists of a 1911 chassis mated with a 1913 engine and transmission, producing a more maneuverable race car. Bardahl lubricants of Italy sponsored it, using an American Kurtis Kraft chassis and a Ferrar. Simeone crossed the finish line in an impressive second place. As luck would have it, when I got home I was watching Motor Trend Auto Biography and they had a program dealing with two of the cars in the collection.
After he passed away, I painted it and bolted it back together. While I was there I took a half day to go and visit the. Unfortunately, the higher-ups at General Motors scuttled the project after only five were built. With activities such as designing cars for wind tunnel efficiency, they proved to be highly popular. Upon conclusion of the Demonstration Days program, museum guests are permitted to inspect and photograph the cars.
The Simeone Foundation research library is one of the largest automotive specialized libraries in the world and is pleased to announce the addition of new facilities to our research library. Rob Ida, who was behind the immaculate restoration of 1044 also spoke of its restoration story. Special thanks also go out to John Tucker Jr, and Russ Montebello. Visit for details and more information. Last admission is 90 minutes before closing time, in order to allow enough time to progress through the museum. Every car has a story.
Fred Simeone, the founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, it helps to have a lifelong love of the hobby—along with dedication to making your collection available to educate the public. The picks were ranked based on criteria like quality of the cars, contribution to the hobby, contribution to society, exposure of the cars to the public, and quality of the library. Periodically, like the rest of the collection, this storied racer gets a workout. 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. On first approach, the Simeone collection appears modest.
As visitors walk through the Simeone Foundation Museum, they see how technology has evolved in just seven decades of racing. Lead is essential to operating these older motors without modifications that would alter their originality. . Its Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe won at Sebring in 1964. Kevin and the shop were prepping our 1912 National Model 40 Semi-Racing Roadster for an upcoming DemoDay when they realized it needed a valve job.
Adoring throngs of car buffs get to glimpse, if only for a lap or two, legendary racers of a bygone era. Check out the article below! The 917 sounded like a cross between a six-cylinder 911 and a tractor. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum hosted a very special lecture and driving demonstration featuring the 1948 Tucker 48, 1044. On arriving, we were mistaken for part of Southern New Jersey Region, who had parking set aside for them in the back of the museum. The museum is located off Essington Avenue, directly behind the Pacifico Ford Dealership at the auto mall and has 3 acres of free parking behind the museum which is accessed immediately after stepping out the back entrance of the museum. The same is true with many inanimate objects. One ticket, per person, per visit.
I am planning on trying to get out to the Cord-Dusenbureg sometime this year also. Nearly every car in the collection has its original body. The Lecture concluded with Q and A session followed by a very rare driving demonstration of the 1948 Tucker 48, 1044. As Mike Tillson, president and director of Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. The Simeone Automotive Museum has an extraordinary collection of unique, classic race cars, which include Bugatti's, Porsche's, Alpha Romeo's and much more. The cars are arranged chronologically and in diorama vignettes. Order your tickets now and beat the lines.
Organized as an academic conference, the program consists of presentations about all M. There are also complimentary docents who can be on hand to answer questions regarding the history of this fabulous classic race car collection. Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Thie 917 has two seats and enough lights to at least theoretically be a road car. We also have 3 acres of free, secure parking.