La meccanica delle emozioni: Alfa Romeo

1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS driven by Kevin Kelly. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Philadelphia, PA

Perhaps the greatest and most successful sports racing cars of all time were made by Alfa Romeo, particularly if one takes history back to the 1920s: 1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS:These cars became popular luxury sporting models for individuals like Benito Mussolini who indicated that his car had a “magnificent engine” and the Aga Kahn said… Continue reading La meccanica delle emozioni: Alfa Romeo

Giant Killers: Light vs. Might

1934 MG K3 Magnette driven by Kevin Kelly. Giant Killers: Light vs. Might. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Philadelphia, PA

It is not always the biggest engine or the fastest car that wins the race. Certain cars regularly beat the bigger models because of their maneuverability and balance in road races. The Simeone Museum demonstrated a quartet of cars that did surprisingly well against their larger competitors: 1913 Mercer Raceabout, with a  relatively small 4.9 liter engine.… Continue reading Giant Killers: Light vs. Might

From The Scrap Yard To The Race Track: The Curious Case Of Brooklands

1936 Delahaye 135S was featured at the Simeone Foundation Automative Museum part of their Why Did Brooklands Save So Many Cars Demo Day. Philadelphia, PA

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia demonstrated five fine cars from Brooklands which, besides being the world’s first purpose-built race track, was a place where members could race their sports cars on a club-owned track. Brooklands gave drivers the opportunity to use cars that were otherwise outdated. Many historically significant cars were saved from the scrap heap… Continue reading From The Scrap Yard To The Race Track: The Curious Case Of Brooklands

Racing Legends

Malcolm Sayer's Jaguar D-Type driven by Fred Simeone while Rudolf Uhlenhaut's beautiful Mercedes Benz Gullwing is flying in the other direction. Simeone Automotive Museum. Philadelphia, PA

The Simeone Foundation Automative Museum showcased 5 European racing cars from the 20th century: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Interim Berlinetta 1377 – 6th place in the 1959 Lemans race 1956 Mercedes Benz Gullwing 300 SL 1933 Alfa Romeo Monza 1954 Austin Healey 1956 Jaguar D-Type – 3rd place in the 1956 Sebring Race