A Visit to the Museum of American Speed
The SCCA holds a Welcome Party every year at Solo Nationals. Since the move to Lincoln, the great people at Speedway Motors open the doors to the Museum of American Speed, something that is not to be missed!
The museum is way too big to share everything, but I’ll try to fit a few of my personal highlights!
The opening hall is amazing, filled with various race cars and some really fantastic engines.
The museum’s focus is on American Speed, so there aren’t really any imports to be found. This Cadillac LMP02 car was pretty cool!
The first two floors were filled with some amazing engines – racing, prototypes, and production. This is an Indy Ford from the 70s.
There weren’t very many motorcycles, but the Hot Rod section had this cool flathead powered bike.
The Hot Rods in the collection were really cool, all very well done.
On the other side, there were some unrestored vintage race cars. The displays were all really well done.
Every corner of the museum has some sort of automotive relic. This giant display cabinet had all sorts of radiator caps and hood emblems.
High quality presentation throughout! Also on hand were museum personnel who could tell you anything and more on any of the displays. These guys were extremely knowledgeable!
The second floor had a huge section devoted to the flathead Ford and other early hot rod engines. This wall of intake manifolds was amazing.
Words can’t describe the enormous collection of pedal cars and toys that you’ll find on the second level of the museum! Some were unrestored while others were in mint condition.
The stairwells had lots of cool memorabilia, like this collection of vintage lunchboxes.
The third floor had a ton of car models and toys of all kinds. My Dad found some Daytona Coupe models. Maybe they’ll motivate him to finish his kit!
I really liked this model of the 1967 Le Mans winning Ford GT40 Mark IV driven by AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney!
There was a whole lot more here that I can’t share it all! If you’re ever in the Lincoln area, I highly recommend a visit here. Can’t say enough thanks to the good people at Speedway Motors and the SCCA for the Welcome Party.