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January 23: Vittorio Jano and the Great Alfas.

The Simeone Museum in Philadelphia (ten minutes away from the airport) is featuring Alfa Romeo's on their next demo day.

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spyder
1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A

About demo days from the website:

Each Demo Day features cars from our collection, as well as guest cars from other collections, in a themed presentation and demonstration run. Using the expansive 3-acre parking lot behind the museum, you can see, hear and smell history come to life through these magnificent machines. Demo Days are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. The program begins promptly at 12:00 noon outdoors in the back parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the Demo Day will be held indoors. Please be sure to check our homepage for weather updates.

We begin each Demonstration Day with a brief lecture on each car’s importance and its place in history. Immediately after the lecture, each car is demonstrated outdoors in the parking lot in a controlled manner, weather permitting. After the demonstration runs are complete, we lower the ropes and allow guests to see each car up close and take pictures. Please check our website for any last-minute changes, before coming to see the event.

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I am volunteering for the event (weather permitting - I live two hours away) so if you come ask for Kelly and I will personally meet and greet you to this awesome museum.
 

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I am volunteering for the event (weather permitting - I live two hours away) so if you come ask for Kelly and I will personally meet and greet you to this awesome museum.
Cargirl, Please post pictures for those of us unable to attend! Thx
 

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They also have a 1975 Tipo 33 but they do not drive it on demo days because the 3 acre lot is not large enough (or so they told me). :crying2:
I will take pictures and even try to post video if possible.

In the meantime MALDI I put the question of the Tipo 33 not participating in the Demo Days to Dr. Simeone and this was his reply:

"The 33TT12 is the only car we don’t take out.

It is very complicated to start [external starting motor] and it is too much for our “track”

That said we have made arrangements with a T33 specialist to see if we can use it this summer [when he is available].

It really is a track only car and led to the end of the Targa Florio as they were too much for Sicilian roads."

So I will post again this summer if the T33 specialist can make a visit to the museum.
 

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Man oh Man

I all excited about this event. I have always dreamed that I could drive some of these classic cars. I can not believe that they are going to let us "demo" them. Will we be able to take them out onto the highway. Will there be a "Minder" with us as we drive them. Are they going to install some kind of "governor" so we can not exceed the speed limit of the highway? If I get a speeding ticket do I have to pay it or is that included in the ticket price? (I am assuming that there will be a change of some sort.) What do I have to bring. Do I need to bring a helmet?

I'm booking my hotel room tonight. I am hyyyyyyyyyyped......
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You need a helmet alright. To protect that delusional head of yours.

However - if you had won the Shelby Cobra drawing you would have had a sweet ride in that car that I'm sure would have elicited some excitement. As a passenger of course.
 

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You need a helmet alright. To protect that delusional head of yours.

I don't use a helmet for that purpose I use aluminum foil which I know, from past experience, will not pass the Snell test procedures. >:)
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