(Photos by Scott Liggett) – There are places in this country involving cars, racing, and automotive history that are beyond description and the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed is one of those places. Founded in 1992 by Speedy Bill Smith and his wife Joyce, this place stands as a monument to the trials, tribulations, advancements, and failures in the pursuit of performance motoring. From the earliest incarnations of racing cars to the incredible technology of today, this place has it all. The sheer volume of vehicles is astounding but it is the engines and parts that everyone really goes nutty over.
You will get a taste of that over the next couple of days as we run contributor Scott Liggett’s favorite photos from his visit to the Lincoln, Nebraska museum. The rooms full of engines, the walls decked out in intake manifolds, and the way it is all just open for you to revel at really makes this place unique. Engines by Smokey Yunick that you can get your snoot right down near to see the tricks and maybe discover some hidden gem of Yunick magic most people walk past. This is pure magic.
We’ll back back tomorrow with another load of photos from this true automotive heaven on Earth so for today, enjoy the images below courtesy of Scott Liggett.