Museum of American Speed

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska


The PRI Road Tour team visited racing heaven when they were invited to the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska. Founded in 1992 by "Speedy" Bill and Joyce Smith, the museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history.

The vast collection is displayed across 150,000 sq. ft. over three stories and stems from the Smiths' involvement in racing and hot rodding for more than six decades and their lifelong passion for collecting and preserving historic automotive artifacts. In addition, the museum has also been the recipient of many generous donations from vehicles to important artifacts in racing and automotive history.

With its nearly 90,000 sq. ft. expansion just completed, the Museum of American Speed is able to partner with the likes of Unser Racing (following its recent merger of the Unser Racing Museum) and the Darryl Starbird Rod and Custom Hall of Fame, plus design enhanced exhibits for NASCAR, the SCCA Hall of Fame, factory GM displays and more.

The Museum of American Speed fosters new innovation with younger generations by hosting educational and family-friendly events. The museum is also working to incorporate more interactive displays, racing simulators, a slot car track, an upgraded LEGO track, and more.

See the museum's incredible display of racing heritage in the accompanying video and photo gallery as captured by the PRI Road Tour.

The Museum of American Speed, 599 Oakcreek Dr., Lincoln, Nebraska, is open six days a week (Monday through Saturday) in the summer. For more information, visit  

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