Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum (page 2)
Joe and Carol pose with a 1937 supercharged Cord. Carol's dad - a precision machinist - fabricated some of the impossible to find parts for a few of the cars, including this Cord. Dr. Frederick Simeone is a neurosurgeon and serious car guy. His father was physician and car enthusiast as well - the Cord originally belonged to Dr. Simeone, Sr. During our visit to the museum, we got to meet Dr. Simeone, Jr. He remembered my father-in-law and his machining/fabrication efforts. We even got a tour of the on-site restoration shop.
This Cadillac-powered example was raced at Watkins Glen.
Jaguar won Le Mans with this model in 1951 and '53. This particular example placed third in the 1953 Sebring race.
These gorgeous Jag racers scored victories at Le Mans in 1955, '56 and '57. This silver example came in third in the 1956 Sebring race.
Sleek and wild, Testa Rossas dominated sports racing in the '58-'62 era.
This General Motors engineers built five of these Cobra-killers for the 1963 racing season. Although the cars campaigned successfully, a timid GM quickly killed the racing program.
The Daytona, one of six made, beat the Ferrari GTO to win the 1964 and '65 World Championship of Makes. At Bonneville, this model set numerous speed records.
This Vette has a 425 horsepower, 427 cubic-inch engine, a new option for the '66 model year. I have a certain fondness for the removable hardtop version of the Corvette, having once owned a 1963 model.
This glass-roofed show car is one of just three examples produced by coachbuilder Pininfarina.
This car participated in the 1966 Le Mans race where the GT40s won - the first international American vehicle racing victory since 1921. An updated model, the Ford GT Mark IV won Le Mans in 1967.

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