Sights and Sounds of Yesterday: 19 Bi-Monthly “Demo Days” on the 2022 Simeone Museum Calendar

Photo: Andrew Taylor / Simeone Museum

One of the most elegant and historically relevant enthusiast attractions in the world, Philadelphia’s Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum boasts a peerless collection of race cars on its three-acre site.

While the chance to see these machines up close is thrill enough, museum founder Fred Simeone takes the experience up a notch, hosting a series of “Demo Days” — 19 scheduled from January through November 2022 — which each offer a chance to see and hear these spectacular vintage cars in motion.

Photo: Andrew Taylor / Simeone Museum

“Our philosophy is that it is not just the mechanics of the machine or how fast it can go, but about where the car has been and what it has experienced,” writes Simeone in an introduction to the Museum’s Demo Days Event Schedule brochure (download HERE).  “Along with running the cars around our 3-acre back lot, I will give a lesson on the specs, history and provenance on each of the automobiles.”

Theme of the first 2022 Demo Day set for January 22 is “The Cunningham Equipe” featuring the American’s Cadillac, D-Type Jaguar and rare Cunningham C4R. All Demo Days are held on the listed Saturdays beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Note that the Simeone Museum is also a popular event center, with rental areas including the Mille Miglia Cafe (for groups up to 150) and the Main Exhibit Floor (which can host 800). Three conference rooms can host smaller groups and/or corporate meetings.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is located at 6825 Norwich Drive in Philadelphia, minutes from both I-76 and I-95, and close to the Philadelphia International Airport. For museum hours, log onto SimeoneMuseum.org.