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A Tale Of Two Rose City Speedways

By Sara Paulson, Associate Archivist An amusing (and confusing) conversation could be overheard in the Archive the other day. It went something like this: “You know the Rose City Speedway?” “Yeah, the one that closed?” “Yeah. You know, the golf course one?” “Hmm, maybe…you mean Portland Speedway?” “Rose City Speedway was Portland Speedway? But I

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American Muscle Cars

ENDING DECEMBER 31! FOR ONE GLORIOUS DECADE, THEY WERE KINGS. Pontiac Chief Engineer John DeLorean gambled and swung for the fences when he decided to put a large engine in a mid-size car, but the Pontiac GTO was a home run indeed. Others followed: the Mustang, the Camaro, Trans Ams and Cougars and ‘Cudas. The

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Mario Andretti: Racing Royalty

On March 23, World of Speed Motorsports Museum will unveil the new exhibit, Mario Andretti: Racing Royalty, honoring the most successful American race car driver of all time. The feature exhibit aligns with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of his Pike’s Peak and Indianapolis 500 race wins, as well as his success across five decades

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Ferrari Through The Decades

A MODEL CAR GUIDE TO FERRARI’S RACING & PRODUCTION VEHICLES 1950S Having just built its first production car in 1947, Ferrari breaks out the Gran Turismo, introducing the America, Europa, and Mexico, as well as the California and Berlinetta editions. Meanwhile on the track, Ferrari’s racing prototypes land on the Testa Rossa, providing Ferrari’s first

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The Scarab

After the Second World War, the sun rose on a world where factories that had formerly churned out warplanes were making automobiles, a world where military airstrips were becoming raceway circuits. From the Nürburgring to Indianapolis, racing was back. The new Formula 1 race series was dominated by European car makers, like Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and

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Triumph Motorcycle Display

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

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