An estimated 110 people learned about Tazio Nuvolari and got a close look at four of the pre-World War II cars he drove or replicas thereof at the Simone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.
In what would become one of the broadest reaching, longest running, most influential car productions of the 21st century, the Ford Model T was released on this day, October 1, 1908, and would go on to turn the existing car industry on its head.
The Lamborghini Sián is a future that not even the combined genius of Henry Ford, Caroll Shelby, and Ferruccio Lamborghini, himself, could have dared to dream.
In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.
I love car museums. Not only have I personally worked for one for years, but I find that they often embrace microcosms of automotive culture, celebrate the weird and wonderful of car history, and spotlight unique vehicles that are far harder to come by at car shows and racing events. The Lane Motor Museum does all of that and more.
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