With Mother’s Day behind us it’s time to turn our attention to Dear Old Dad. Father’s Day is just around the corner and many of us will most likely scramble at the last minute to find that perfect, “cool” gift (not another pair of socks, please) for that “driving force” in our lives who has been our ATM, teacher, coach, mentor, mechanic, and chauffer.
Most of us have memories of Dad behind the wheel, or maybe even under the hood of the family car. For more than 100 years, since Ford Model Ts were rolling off the assembly line, Dads and the family car have evolved into an American institution.
So isn’t it about time to give Dad a “Cool Car” — or rather “Cool Cars for Kids” tickets —to the 2018 Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance to be held on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 16th at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum?
This is Dad’s chance to see and experience a collection of some of the coolest cars ever made. This classic and historic car competition exemplifies America’s love affair with automobiles. And when you buy tickets for Dad and your family to attend the Philadelphia Concours, you also have FREE access to one of the world’s greatest museum collections of racing sports cars.
Retired neurosurgeon, Fred Simeone, now Executive Director of the Simeone Museum, fell in love with cars in his childhood, and credits his father for igniting his passion. In fact, it was his father who set him up with his first car.
Today, his collection includes more than 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. He was recently named number two of the top 100 car collectors in the world by The Classic Car Trust, and when you see his collection, you’ll understand why.
“To appreciate where you are, in anything, you have to appreciate where you came from,” said Mike Tillson, director of Cool Cars for Kids, and one of the country’s most highly regarded authorities on classic and sports automobiles, who is assembling this year’s entries for the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance. “The cars of today, evolved from the cars of yesterday.”
Make this Father’s Day a cool one for the whole family by attending the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance.
Tickets to the June 16th Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance can be purchased online or at the gate. http://www.coolcarsforkids.org/tickets-gala--concours.html