Love Cars? You’ll Love PHL’s Latest Exhibit

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If you love cars, you’ll love the latest exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport. According to a press release from PHL, now through August 2016, you can travel through time via The REVolution of Racing Sports Cars, a photography exhibit by Michael Furman.

To celebrate the revolution of international racing sports cars, Furman took more than 100 photos of them from the early 1900s through 1970. These cars are actually on display at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Southwest Philadelphia, which was founded in 2008 by Philadelphia native Dr. Frederick Simeone and is considered one of the world’s greatest museums for sports car collections.

“The exhibit documents an amazing collection of international race cars housed less than one mile from the airport,” says PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. “I hope that once passengers see the photographs that they will be inspired to visit the Simeone Museum in person to see the cars first-hand.”

Simeone spent more than 50 years creating his collection, which features more than 65 “historically significant cars,” including models made by Bentley, Ferrari, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one you shouldn’t pass up. It has won several honors and awards, including Museum of the Year, Publication of the Year, and Car of the Year from the International Historic Motoring Awards. It’s also home to a 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (only six were built), the first automobile to be named to the National Historic Vehicle Register and Historic American Engineering Record.

The REVolution of Racing Sports Cars exhibit is accessible to ticketed passengers in the corridor that connects Terminals E and F. If you’re interested in visiting the museum, it’s located at 6825-31 Norwitch Dr., Philadelphia, PA, 19153.

*Photo courtesy of phl.org