Simeone Foundation Museum Names New Marketing Executive

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum today announced the appointment of Ron Spangler as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the award-winning collection of racing sports cars.

Mr. Spangler is well-known in the collector car community as a Ferrari expert and broker of classic racing and sports cars, and brings with him 50+ years of success as an entrepreneur, sales representative and marketing consultant in some of the most competitive industries and toughest market niches: Television production, aviation and high-end collector cars.
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Ron Spangler (left) with Sergio Scaglietti
In 1966, Spangler founded his own television production company, LewRon Televison, and pioneered the use of mobile production units for broadcasting live sports and producing on-site entertainment programming for the likes of Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark and Frank Sinatra.
Applying his business acumen to a lifelong hobby of aviation, in 1975 Ron formed SpanAir, a business marketing company and distributor for Gulfstream Aviation on the U.S. east coast as well as England, Ireland and Scotland. Ron and SpanAir were the top marketers of these aircraft in the history of the brand, receiving Gulfstream’s World’s Top Salesman award seven years in a row.

Ron’s longtime passion for the cars of Enzo Ferrari led naturally to a passion for auto racing. During the early and mid 1980’s, Ron led his Prancing Horse Farm Racing team to successful Ferrari GT racing campaigns at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, Nurburgring, Monza and others, capped by a class win in 1982 at the 50th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Forming Prancing Horse Farm Ferrari in 1985, Ron has since specialized in brokering the sales of historic Ferrari racing and street machines as well as fine automobiles from Bentley and one-off creations from the house of Pininfarina.

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