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North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
NC Hall of Fame

NC Hall of Fame

Resting within close proximity to Charlotte, North Carolina, and nestled in an industrial park setting, the “North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame” museum was a surprisingly wonderful detour during our most recent trip back home from Road Atlanta (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Season Finale) this past October. Located in Mooreville, NC and also just minutes off I–77, the Hall of Fame is also among other friends with many of racing’s who’s who that share the same zip code. Red Bull and Roush Racing are just two organizations within walking distance of the museum.

It’s not by any means a huge operation, and took around an hour to casually peruse its contents of approximately 30–40 pieces of racing machinery. Obviously, while the museum is dedicated to all racing disciplines, the displayed goodies were slanted toward NC’s huge NASCAR presence, and not only showcased the sport’s stock car evolution with plenty of examples cramming the floor’s square footage, but displayed a potpourri of driving suits, posters, models, engines, tires, helmets, photos and much, much more. The rear of the museum area also featured a Goodyear mini–theater–––we watched “NASCAR’s Greatest Drivers.”

So next time you need a break from your long time drive home, or just want to get a little circulation back into your legs, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is a welcomed must. Please don’t let the lackluster industrial fašade entrance discourage your initial progress into the facility, as you are quickly met with a nice gift shop, and after paying the meager entrance fee, another small portal celebrating auto racing’s rich heritage. Note, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is a dynamic experience with some racecars on display are actually for sale, while others are temporary guests, so stop by often to see the latest occupants.....Walter Pietrowicz

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
119 Knob Hill Road
Mooreville, NC 28117
704–663–5331
www.ncarhof.com

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