Fast Approaching: Fundraiser for West Philly Hybrid X Team

For the past ten years, the West Philly Hybrid X Team of West Philadelphia High School’s Academy of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering has been building alternative fuel vehicles and competing in national competitions. Their latest mission: to win the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. On Thursday, March 4, David Akers and Quintin Mikell of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the whole Hybrid X Team will be hosting a fundraising event at the Simeone Foundation Museum of Classic Race Cars. Guests will have the chance to see the team’s two competition vehicles and the museum’s own collection of iconic racecars while munching on hoagies and cheese steaks.

March 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Simeone Foundation Museum of Classic Race Cars, 6825 Norwitch Drive. Individual tickets are $50; RSVP by March 1 to For more information on the team, visit