International Motorsports Hall of Fame


One of the thrills of engineering comes from accomplishing something never before achieved, whether it be the fastest, tallest, longest, smallest, largest, or safest of its kind. Here is a place dedicated to the pursuit of a special type of superlative: the world's greatest racing vehicles and the people who designed and raced them. This five-building complex actually houses six different Halls of Fame, of which the largest is the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Motorsports Museum. Occupying three buildings and an enclosed courtyard, the complex features more than 100 racing vehicles and racing-related memorabilia.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Aerospace, Mechanical, Other
Topic(s):Space/Transportation
Grade:3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:"The red, white, and blue Budweiser Rocket Car is more than 39 feet long but only 20 inches wide. In one second, it could accelerate from 1 mph to 140 mph. On December 17, 1979, at Edwards Air Force Base in California, this vehicle broke the speed of sound, with a record run of 739.666 mph. "