An internationally-renowned neurosurgeon, Fred Simeone sees his passion for collecting as a “decompression chamber” from the tension of his demanding work. What started out as the amusing pastime of someone with a keen eye for excellence slowly and surely evolved into one of, if not the most important collections of road racing cars on the planet. This claim is substantiated by the fact that it’s those magical Sports that raced in the Carrera Panamericana, Mille Miglia and Le Mans that fascinate Simeone the most. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum – this is the name of the great pavilion that welcomes cars in Philadelphia – suggests yet another demonstration of excellence for this man who is loved and appreciated by those who know him: to fully preserve this heritage, backed up with substantial investments, and to ensure its continuity and protection, he donated it all to a Foundation to manage it. In reality, however, he is still the heart and soul of this magical place, often exhibiting the cars in the forecourt of the museum, and at night to relive the light beams of endurance races, as well as organizing the “Spirit of Competition” award while collecting and analysing the precious documents that make up his important archive.
To give you an idea of just what this collection represents, remember it was the world’s largest in the ranking of The Key 2019. In The Key 2020, his world awaits you.