Portland Gets Car Cultured
Portland has a rich racing history, and we’re not talking about Hood to Coast or the World Naked Bike Ride. We’re talking motorsports. From Indy® to dirt bikes, it’s all on display at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum in Wilsonville.
Opened in 2015, World of Speed is home to classic muscle cars, NASCAR®, local stock car legends, funny cars and dragsters.
Get behind the wheel of a race car and try a lap or two in one of three race simulators. Other interactive exhibits throughout the museum include a Daytona banking display with some of the most famous NASCAR cars of all time, the Oregon Sidewinders Motorcycle display, kids activities and much more.
At the World of Speed you can learn about every facet of motorsports, from the major national racing history to the history of motorsports in the Pacific Northwest.
And beginning June 10, World of Speed will feature its first major exhibit — a one-of-a-kind display of Indy cars that span a century of racing in celebration of the 100th running of the 500. A starting grid on a recreation of the storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Brickyard” will be on display, along with a digital wall of all the past Indy winners.
World of Speed also hosts many events for car enthusiasts. From guest speakers to racing movies, events on the big screen to a weekly Cars & Coffee parking lot drive-in every Saturday, there’s always something new to see and do at the museum.
Beyond a museum, the World of Speed also provides a rich learning environment and programs for surrounding schools based on a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) approach that inspires and educates, growing the next generation of car owners, automotive technicians and motorsports enthusiasts.
If you’re a motorsports fan or just love cars in general, the World of Speed is a can’t-miss destination. Located in Wilsonville just off the SW Boones Ferry Road exit from I-5.
For hours and more information visit worldofspeed.org.