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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Week Five–Talladega & Lincoln, Alabama National Motorsports Hall of Fame

The museum is located adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. It houses many racing and high performance vehicles.  The collections are constantly changing and features racers from the world of Indy cars, stock cars, Can Am, TransAm, sprint cars, powerboats, truck racing, drag racing, motorcycles, air racing, and even racing snowmobiles.
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 1940 Mercury Eight, ran on the beach in 1947.
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1978 Dodge Magnum, Red & White Series Show Car. Built by Petty Enterprises. Documentation shows that is was the last Dodge Richard Petty drove.


Dale Jarrett's #44 
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One of the many galleries
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1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Dale Earnhart to his first NASCAR Winston Cup Championship in the 1980 season.

Patty Moise 1988 Buick #45 Amway/Freedom Fuel Car. Patty won four pole awards and was NASCAR's most successful female driver.
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Hemi Hurricane 1940 Willies Coupe. Raced in the mid 1960's by Lamar "Bunky" Bobo from Rome, GA. He won three championships in the 1966 and 1967 Winter Nationals in Deland, FL.

The Budweiser Rocket Car 39'2" long and weighs 4,430 pounds with fuel. Fastest run 739.666 mph at Edwards Air Force Base on December 17, 1979.
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Dale Earnhart 1951 - 2001. (One section of the museum is the Earnhart Gallery.)
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1964 Alfa Romeo Guilia Spider Veloce, one of only 1,091 ever built. Top speed 125 mph, it won numerous SCCA races.
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1966 Chevelle, raced by Ray Owen. Raced 186 consecutive times from August 1966 to July 1968 without a loss. Won 676 runs out of 692.
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1933 Chevy Modified Car #41 Goody's. Raced for 17 years in the National Dirt Track Association. 1967 Dirt Track Championship in Kingsport, TN. 

Davey Allison's Battlestar #28. 



1986 Buick LeSabre #22, driven by Bobbie Allison. He drove it to victory in the Winston 500 at Talladega in 1986.



And the one that didn’t win the race. Pontiac Grand Prix #30 driving by Michael Waltrip. Wrecked at Bristol on April 7, 1990. Sustained no serious injuries. 

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