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The Spirit of Competition



A mythical collection assembled by a legendary collector has resided in Philadelphia for more than 30 years. In the Fall of 2008 Dr. Frederick Simeone opened the doors to his new museum which now allows the public access to this extraordinary presentation of historic sports racing cars.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located near Philadelphia’s International Airport, features sports racing cars from the early 1900’s through 1975. This landmark collection is now featured for the first time in The Spirit of Competition for all to enjoy.

Dr. Simeone, with his encyclopedic knowledge of each car, is our tour guide through his collection of racing Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Stutz, Ferrari, Jaguar and other famous racing marques. Rare historical images and documents are presented and complimented by modern automotive portraits by renowned photographer Michael Furman. Racing legend Mario Andretti provides the Introduction.

Note: Currently available for USA customers only.


Written by Dr .Frederick A. Simeone
Photographed by Michael Furman
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Coachbuild Press