Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/13/22 9:55 a.m.

Dr. Frederick Simeone, founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, has passed away. He was 86.

Dr. Simeone opened the museum in 2008 after spending over 50 years collecting some of the most significant race cars in history from the likes of Ferrari, Bugatti, Jaguar, Ford and more.


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Kpcheng New Reader
6/13/22 11:35 a.m.

Very sad.  On a visit to the museum some years ago, I was fortunate enough to run into him and we spent quite a long time talking about the history of the collection and the preservation of the history embodied in our cars.  When collectors see fit to share their collections in the form of foundations and museums, we all need to help by visiting often and giving our support so the collections can be enjoyed by all going forward.  

TurnerX19 UltraDork
6/13/22 2:35 p.m.

This is very sad. I went to his museum the first day it opened, and had a wonderful chat. I keep going back, his legacy will live on as he intended.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
6/16/22 12:17 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

Yes, this was sad news. His museum was one of the best.

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