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
Certain cars have become so historically important that their strenuous use threatens to destroy their originality and integrity. There are ways to enjoy the experience of these great cars through replication and judicious use. Important examples of this philosophy were demonstrated by the Simeone Museum: 1952 Jaguar C-Type 1953 Jaguar C-Type Replica 1963 Chevrolet Corvette… Continue reading Your Guts Are Not Like Mine: American Vs. British Sports Cars (Judicious Use)
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 Brooklands gave drivers the opportunity to use cars that were otherwise outdated.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
The Simeone Foundation Museum demonstrated five legendary NASCARs in Philadelphia, PA, three of which were captured in images: 1963 Chevrolet Impala “Mystery Motor” ex Junior Johnson1969 Pontiac Grand Prix “PEPSI” ex Roy Tyner.1938 Ford Louis Smith Replica1953 Hudson Hornet “Satan of Morimar”1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
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
The fifth Mohnton Professional Car Club auto show at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Chesterwood Vintage Motorcar Festival in Stockbridge, MA. One of the pictures in this collection was selected by FWA Photo editors as Photo of the day, August 12th 2014 http://www.fwaphoto.com/#/2014-08-12/