Fred Simeone has donated his extraordinary racing car collection to a foundation to preserve it
19 March 2020
Photo Credit: Renato Zacchia
Recognized by many as one of the greatest neurosurgeons in recent years, Simeone also applied scientific rigour to his method of collecting cars. His great passion that accompanied him throughout his life, ever since he started collecting car brochures as a child, led him to create a truly extraordinary museum in Philadelphia.
His cars are all racing models or have competition in their blood. Road and track racing cars from the sports and prototypes category (covered wheels, if you will). The value of his collection gives Simeone the highest spot in the ranking of the world’s top collectors conducted by The Key.
And here is the paradox: in reality, Fred Simeone isn’t the world’s leading collector, but rather it’s the Foundation he created and to which he has donated his priceless heritage: the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. A magnificent and priceless gesture to ensure that his patient work and years of research in pursuit of rigorously authentic pieces, is never lost or no longer available for fans who want to admire it.
Thank you Fred, on behalf of everyone who loves the car and the cultural value it embodies.