Way back in the beginning of July, my husband suggested we take the kids to the Simeone Automotive Museum about 20 minutes from us in Southwest Philly. Truth be told, the museum has been on my list ever since my husband came home from an event his company held there. My dad was an amateur motorcycle racer, and in his teen years, so the story goes, stole his mother’s Ford Fairlane and souped it up to race it locally. The need for speed is in my genes, or so I like to think.
The private collection of 60 rare racing cars was put together over 50 years by a local neurosurgeon. Dr. Simeone first got the bug to collect cars in the 50’s as he and his father scoured junkyards looking for abandoned automobiles. His first sports car purchase was a 1949 Alfa Romeo. In 2008, Dr. Simeone opened his collection to the public, and the rest they say is racing history.
Hours and Directions for Simeone Automotive Museum
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Children under 8 Free
Simeone Automotive Museum: 1909 Underslung
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