New Cars Added To Daytona Museum For Race Fans
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The massive 40-foot tall “Sweep of Speed” display at the Motorsports Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach, Fla., has undergone a sweeping change.
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s (MSHFA) signature exhibit underwent a transformation during the holidays and is ready to wow visitors and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) visitors.
A crew from Orlando-based Nassal removed two vehicles from the soaring exhibit of historic racers and replaced them with two others over the course of two days. It’s the first major refresh of the Sweep of Speed since 2016 – the year the MSHFA museum opened in the Ticket & Tours Building at DIS following its move from Michigan.
“Any time you come to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America here in Daytona you can be sure you’ll see some of the greatest American racing vehicles ever,” MSHFA President George Levy said. “Sometimes that literally involves reaching for the sky.”
The Sweep of Speed features a 31-degree slice of Daytona International Speedway’s famous high-banked turns. A pack of historic vehicles across motorsports disciplines are mounted on the banking, with others suspended from the roof behind them.
Viewed together, these machines jockey in timeless, overhead competition toward an ever-elusive checkered flag.
The 1979 Can-Am champion Lola T333CS of 2020 inductee Jacky Ickx, and the Scott Dixon driven 2008 Indy 500-winning Dallara-Honda IR-05, on loan from 2016 inductee Chip Ganassi and Chip Ganassi Racing, were the two new cars installed.
The brawny 1970 Lola T165 Can-Am car of 2000 MSHFA inductee Peter Gregg, and an exquisite replica of the Rodger Ward (MSHFA Class of 1995) 1959 Indianapolis 500 winning roadster that also honors 1996 inductee and chassis-builder A.J. Watson, previously lived in the display.
The Motorsports Hall Of Fame of America is the only hall of fame that honors achievers in all forms of American motorsports: cars, motorcycles, airplanes, off road and powerboats.
It is located at Daytona International Speedway at 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL.
Admission, which included a tour of the Speedway, is $22 for Adults, $17 for kids age 5 to 12 and free for kids under 5.