This is the second instalment of a sort of virtual “look around” the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum situated at Knoxville Raceway, Iowa, USA.
If you haven’t read my 1st post of the NSCHoF&M you had better click the following link to get the background: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (part 1)
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (NSCHoF&M) sits proudly on turn 2 of Knoxville Raceway USA and is open 7 days a week; in fact the NSCHoF&M is only closed on four days of the year (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day). You gotta like that !
Entry is a bargain at only $4 (USA dollars) per person, and seniors/children are admitted to the museum for just $3 per person.
I was lucky enough to have a chat with Bob Baker (Executive Director) recently while in America visiting the facility and he told me “We are the only Sprint Car Museum in the world dedicated to promoting the future of Sprint Car Racing and also preserving our great sports past. We aim to provide the best possible displays combined with informative placarding to make it a memorable visit for both fanatical Spectators and new comers to this spectacular sport. The second floor inductee displays are simply superb, and are guaranteed to captivate visitors – the history we have assembled here is unparalleled to anything Motorsport-related in the world”.
Both these web addresses are well worth a look – moreso if you can’t get there in person. Be prepared to spend a few hours surfing……you won’t be disappointed !
The Sprint Car Museum store is on the ground floor and stocks the largest selection of Sprint Car merchandise in the world, and is the perfect place to find a gift for that hard-to-buy for Sprint Car fan on your present list……And get this, the NSCHoF&M ship world-wide !
The Museum store has everything Sprint car you could possibly think of. Our Aussie travelling companions “The Miller Family” from Western Australia even bought a nifty Sprint Car Cookie Cutter for my wife Tracey from the Museum Store and you guessed it, we cooked up the sweetest shortbread Sprint Car cookies that were ever made – all in the comfort of our Motorhome.
When in Knoxville, make sure you visit the National Sprint car Hall of Fame & Museum – it’s a MUST, and if you can’t get there, just hook into those websites…… and in the meantime, take in a torquetube media peek – see photos below.