Race fans, Start Your Engines
Photo Credit: Dean Kirkland
2016 marks the 100th running of the greatest IndyCar race in the world — the 500. This year, there is no better place to celebrate the glory and history of the country’s biggest racing tradition than at Oregon’s very own motorsports museum — World of Speed in Wilsonville.
In what is the World of Speed’s first major featured exhibit, there will be dozens of IndyCars on display which span decades of racing from the early years to the modern era. All cars will be staged as a recreation of the starting grid from the storied Brickyard.
Some of the race’s most memorable cars to roll into the museum will be 4 time winner Al Unser Sr.’s 1967 car, Al Unser Jr.’s 1984 car and Mario Andretti’s STP car from the 1981 race.
Over the years of racing at Indianapolis, the Pacific Northwest has made its mark on the 500. Memorabilia from the area’s greatest drivers and engineers will be on display, including names such as Art Pollard, Len Sutton, Rolla Volstedt and Parker Johnstone.
Beyond the evolution of cars, you’ll see helmets, suits, a complete collection of race programs, and a dynamic video wall celebrating the past winners of the 500. Race fans won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime collection of IndyCar history.
A Century of Indy opens June 10th at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum in Wilsonville.
Opened in 2015, World of Speed is a world-class museum dedicated to education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of motorsports.
For more information and museum hours, visit worldofspeed.org.