Dr. Frederick Simeone of The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum talks about Car Culture
Our new video created for The Piston Foundation:
The Piston Foundation would like to recognize Dr. Frederick Simeone for his truly invaluable work preserving and promoting car culture. Dr. Simeone, the retired neurosurgeon and founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, has a deep understanding of and appreciation for car culture, so much so that he spent 50 years collecting and preserving over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. www.simeonemuseum.org
“The automobile is part of our culture. It’s part of what made the industrial revolution, it’s part of what made modern civilization… it’s a cultural object… it’s an object that allows technology to improve, and of course design and style, pride of ownership and the spirit of competition.”
Dr. Simeone’s love for the automobile, like many car guys, is rooted both in history and emotion. Frederick understands better than almost anyone the overwhelmingly positive impact the automobile has had on our country and our society. He also understands that through their individuality, car guys have formed an unbreakable comradery, testing and pushing and collaborating with each other to find new styles, builds, and designs; pushing and bending the laws of physics and reinventing what’s possible on four wheels.
The Piston Foundation fully supports the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and all the work Dr. Simeone has done to preserve and promote car culture. Check out CARCULTURE.TV’s exclusive interview with Dr. Simeone on behalf of the Piston Foundation at this year’s Greenwich Concours: