April 26, 2012
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum Presents Demo Days, A Chance To Check Out Rare Cars And Hear From Dr. Simeone Himself
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, award-winning home to one of the greatest and rarest collections of racing sports cars in the world, is hosting a monthly series of “demonstration driving days,” or simply “demo days,” which features extraordinary racing sports cars from the Simeone collection.
The year-long series, which began in 2009, consists of these unique cars being driven around and showcased on a three-acre lot in the rear of the museum. The Simeone Museum is one of the few in the world where visitors can see and hear these famous race cars actually run.
Prior to each driving demonstration will be a brief lecture by Dr. Simeone himself on the importance of these pioneering cars and their place in history.
The more immediate upcoming demo day events are:
• April 28: Three American Icons: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg. The day includes a discussion of how these three names became linked together and why they represented the pinnacle of American automotive engineering in the 1920’s and into the 1930’s.
• May 26: England vs. Italy in the Battle for Le Mans. In the late 1920’s, Bentley ruled Le Mans. By the early 1930’s, it was Alfa Romeo. There will be a conversation on why the shift happened and why even patriotic racers like Lord Howe chose to buy Italian cars in order to win.
Demo day events are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, weather permitting, at noon. Admission to demo days is included as part of the regular admission price.
Check out demo days for the remainder of the year online.
Demo Days at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
When: fourth Saturday of each month, noon
Where: 6825 Norwitch Drive
Cost: Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 for students. Children under 8 are free.
More info: www.SimeoneMuseum.org