Some people love cars, and some people love racing. Some people can refine these passions into the love of racing cars. At the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia their passion borders on obsession. In the collection of superbly maintained vintage racing cars housed at the museum, each vehicle is displayed in valient form, clean and looking a lot like the day it rolled out of the factory. The problem with a car museum is of course the fact that you’re seeing a work of beauty, but not really experiencing the art. It would be like going to a symphony and just following a copy of the score instead of hearing the music, or like reading a screenplay and not viewing the movie. What takes the Simeone to an award winning level (2011 Museum of the Year) is that these thoroughbreds are unleashed regularly. For example this February there is a demonstration comparing a 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
If you know anyone (or you yourself) who has a romantic connection to the world of automobiles and racing, spend an afternoon at the Simeone Automotive Museum, your heart can race to the sights and sounds and smells of vintage racing legends.
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