Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one ticket to the Simeone Foundation Museum (up to a $12 value). The Simeone Foundation Museum pays tribute to the evolution of the racing car with more than 60 historical autos on display. Theater-like set designs provide colorful backdrops for a procession of stunning vehicular architecture dating to the industry’s earliest days, such as the 1909 American Underslung, known for its endurance over long distances, and a 1921 Duesenberg race car, a veteran of that year’s Le Mans competition. Gather ideas for your next living-room pinewood derby as you peep at the museum’s collection, which also includes the 1958 Aston Martin DBR1, 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, 1926 Kissel 8-75 Speedster, and more. The museum also features rotating exhibitions.
USA Today featured the Simeone Foundation Museum:
- The cavernous facility showcases cars in huge dioramas, from a three-dimensional Italian village to a tableau of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Within each setting, the cars are arranged in chronological order to convey what Simeone said is the message behind the metal: how vehicles are improved by the spirit of competition. – Tom Mihalek