PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Legendary Philadelphia car collector Dr. Frederick Simeone has passed away. Over a period of 50-years, the retired neurosurgeon accumulated one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars.
Dr. Simeone was the director of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.
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What a ride 🏁 Philadelphia was a better place because of you, & I’m so fortunate to have had the chance to tell your incredible story. You will be certainly be missed, Dr. Simeone. Hope you are racing among legends.
Thinking of everyone at @SimeoneMuseum ❤️🏁 pic.twitter.com/FMHuceUEXN
— Jessica Kartalija (@JessKartalija) June 13, 2022
In 2019, Eyewitness News anchor Jessica Kartalija featured Dr. Simeone in her A Chat With series.
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CBS3 sports reporter Pat Gallen reported on Dr. Simeone’s museum celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2018.
Dr. Simeone was 86-years-old.