Photo courtesy of Gregor Halenda
Through photographs, rider jackets, team sweaters, and enlarged programs, discover Sidewinders, the club and the track. Learn about the club’s origins, the unique traits of the track, the experience of the crowds, and the riders of the local landmark that was known for its intimidating track and local legends. Designed to replicate the original board tracks popular during the 1920s and 1930s, the dual-sided exhibit, sponsored by Triumph Motorcycles, showcases not only Triumphs, including those of Skip Van Leeuwen and Mark Williams, but Dan Dickinson’s Harley Davidson and a replica of Jim Palmeroy’s Bultaco as well. Motorcycle jumper The Flying Irishman’s Triumph and Yamaha sit alongside a 1970s Honda and Yamaha, quintessential bikes racing on the Sidewinders track at the time.
Museum curator, Ron Huegli, walks us through the Motorcycle display
TUESDAY – FRIDAY: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Open on Mondays when Portland Public Schools are closed.(5/30, 7/4, 9/5, 10/10, 12/19 and 12/26)
27490 SW 95th Avenue, Wilsonville, OR
World of Speed is a nonprofit educational museum.
We are funded by income from sponsorships, foundations, admissions, corporate and individual memberships, and from events held at the museum.