Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tucker Road Trip, Day 10

The next leg of the Tucker Road Trip takes us to the Great Plains and The Smith Collection at the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE, home of Tucker No. 1024.  TACA members will remember visiting No. 1024 during our 2006 convention in Kearney, NE.

Tucker No. 1024
The Museum of American Speed is a non-profit corporation founded in 1992 by "Speedy" Bill and Joyce Smith. This 125,000-square-foot museum was formed to present a continuous chronology of automotive Racing Engine and Speed Equipment development, and  also to preserve, interpret, and display items significant in racing and automotive history. The collection results from the Smith's personal involvement in racing and hot-rodding, and their lifelong passion for collecting and preserving racing and automotive history.  In addition to the world's largest collection of vintage to exotic engines and speed equipment, the museum also houses an amazing collection of pedal cars, toys and automobilia.

The museum is located across the parking lot from Speedway Motors at 340 Victory Ln., Lincoln, NE 68528, just off I-80 near the Lincoln Municipal Airport.  Guided tours are offered on weekdays only year-round.  See the museum's website for more information.


(Post credit: Kit Fox; photo credit: TACA website)

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