Daytona 500 Experience

by Camellia Staab October. 28, 2018 510 views

Adjacent to the Daytona 500 Speedway is a museum, the Daytona 500 Experience, that initially showcased all paraphernalia related to NASCAR and exhibits linked to Daytona 200 motorcycle race as well as two other races. It was set up as an interactive motor sports attraction in 1996 and was open to the public.

In 2005 the Daytona 500 Experience lost its bid to host the NASCAR Hall of Fame and eventually lost many of its attendees. In 2010 due to high operating costs the museum decided to close its doors to the public.

After having its doors closed to the public for four years, it was announced that the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America would relocate to this location. The site was expanded and reopened to the public February of 2017.

It is definitely a museum worth experiencing even if you are not a motor sports aficionado. Lots of great looking cars and lots of memorabilia from days gone by.

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

The picture above states that: "from 1936 to 1958 the North Turn was the site of thrills and spills as the rumble of the speeding cars and motorcycles rutted the sands of Daytona Beach and roared over the sounds of the Atlantic ocean". We decided to go to the North Turn ( there was a nice watering hole located there) and see if we could get a glimpse and feel the rumble. Instead this is what we saw...

View of North Turn

View of North Turn

Not sunny all the time :)

Not sunny all the time :)

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Heike 1 year, 11 months ago

What a cool museum and fantastic pictures, Camellia. Great work!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Heike 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you Heike smile

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John Waco Jr 1 year, 11 months ago

Daytona International Speedway in Florida is amazing and so are images.

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Camellia Staab Replied to John Waco Jr 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you John smile

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George Kunschman 1 year, 11 months ago

Great goings! Thanks for sharing. Little bit saddened that I didn't visit when I lived so close by.

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 1 year, 11 months ago

Never too late George...instead of the breweries you can always try the museum. How's that for sarcasm? ;)

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George Kunschman Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 11 months ago

Get behind the rest of them that feel the same way...smiles 8)

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 1 year, 11 months ago

grin

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 11 months ago

Love it. My kind of museum. Love classic cars.

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 11 months ago

It was definitely well put together. smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

Looks like a great place. Like to see it one time

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

Next vacation Peter and I suggest around this time of the year. Except for the rain that day the weather was quite nice.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 11 months ago

Great series, Camellia! What a thrill that must have been! Thanks for sharing your fine images w/us!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you and you are welcome...of course the pleasure was all mine smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 11 months ago

smile+1

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