Wilsonville getting racecar museum

Wilsonville getting racecar museum

Construction begins this summer to turn the Town & Country Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealership in Wilsonville into the World of Speed, a racecar museum.

The building will feature more than 100 vehicles, including cars from the likes of such famous racers as NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and off-road racer Mickey Thompson, said Tony Thacker, the executive director of the museum.

The exhibit will also showcase motorcycles, sports cars, American muscle cars and racecars with a tie to the Pacific Northwest, including the Formula Atlantic car Patrick drove several years ago fit with an engine built in Portland. Many of the cars – Patrick's included – will be open for visitors to sit in and explore up close.

Read more at OregonLive.com.