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‘Spirit of Competition’ Demo Day this weekend


1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe | Simeone Automotive Museum

This weekend, the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia holds a “Spirit of Competition” Demo Day featuring the “People’s Choice” winners, a 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe, a 1970 Porsche 917LH, a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II and a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.


Starting today and running through December 31, the America on Wheels Museum in Pennsylvania features a holiday train exhibit.

Spectators photograph the Daytona Coupe at a past Demo Day

On December 15, the Petersen Automotive Museum opens a new exhibit, the Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring. The exhibit is to show five of the vehicles covered in the artist’s work.

The Studebaker National Museum located in South Bend Indiana, has “original hybrids” on display through June 4, 2017. The exhibit will showcase examples of hybrids — European cars with American powertrains — such as the Iso Grifo, the Sunbeam Tiger, and Donald Healey’s very own Nash-Healey, serial No. 001.

The AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has the Tucker 48 Sin City 2 Movie car on display through April 1, 2017. The car is a handmade replica of a 1948 Tucker and was driven by Mickey Rourke and Eva Greene.

Car shows (with and without coffee):

Muscle Car City holds its monthly swap meet Saturday in Punta Gorda, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Daytona Coupe leads the Ford GT40

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, plans Cars and Coffee on December 4, from 8-10 a.m.

The Kansas City Auto Museum will feature Mustang Month in the Drive-In.

The British National Motor Museum holds Simply Aston Martin on April 9 followed by Simply Ford on April 30.

And it’s not just cars:

The America on Wheels Museum holds their ninth annual Moonlight Memories Ugly Sweater Gala on December 3, from 6-10 p.m.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, is holding a one-day Giving Tuesday event entitled, 100 Today or Else We Stay! The museum staff will be on hand and will stay at the museum until 100 donations of $100 or more are collected to benefit the museum’s educational programs.

Educational Opportunities:

From 10 a.m. to noon on November 26 and December 17, the AACA Museum holds a two-hour Build-A-T Workshop for children 8-12 years old. Advance registration is required.

The autumn series of lectures at the National Motor Museum in England resumes December 3, with the museum’s chief engineer, Doug Hill, discusses “Under the Bonnet Again.”

The National Corvette Museum invites members to travel to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Museum tour is set to run from June 10-21.

Nicole James
Nicole Jameshttp://nicoleellanjames.com/
Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

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