Memory Lane Museum
If you cherish automobiles, racing or history, this museum has something for you!!
Featuring over 150 vehicles on display, this unique museum is a fabulous collection of automobiles and related items. Memory Lane was honored as the “Best of 2003” by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) for “outstanding achievement in the preservation of automotive history”. Over 15 different types of race cars on display from Soap derby’s, drag cars, to Winston Cup Stock and NASCAR cars. Visit the display of wrecked race cars displaying the safety features as they have developed over the years. In addition to cars, the museum boasts a large collection of pedal cars, antique toys, motorcycles, tractors, antique clothing, memorabilia, trophies, and so much more!
Memory Lane traces the history of the automobile from 1901 to present day and the history of racing from the early moonshine era to the super speedways of today. View the development of the car from the horse and buggy, over 20 Model T’s and Model A’s, classic hot rods and roadsters, through present day NASCAR speedsters that top 200 mph on the track. An antique toy store displays hundreds of original nostalgic toys, while displays such as service stations and garages depict the eras surrounding the vehicles.
See cars once driven by NASCAR stars, past and present, including Bobby Allison, Richard Petty, Terry Labonte, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Lee Petty, Bill Elliot, A.J. Foyt, Harry Gant, Junior Johnson, Ralph Earnhardt, Tim Flock, Alan Kulwicki, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, and many more! According to Donald Farr, editor of Super Ford Magazine, “Memory Lane Museum has the largest private collection of retired NASCAR and vintage race cars on display in existence.”
Many cars and props were used in movies and commercials including Days of Thunder (featuring Tom Cruise), The Color Purple (featuring Oprah Winfrey), Leatherheads (2008 movie featuring George Clooney), Wildflower (featuring Reese Witherspoon), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (featuring Will Ferrell), 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, IMAX NASCAR 3D, Winter People, Shake Rattle and Roll, Steel Chariots, ESPN documentaries, SPEED channel, FORD Race of the Century Commercials, Subway commercials, Sundrop, and many more commercials, documentaries, movies, and TV appearance’s. The museum also has served as the backdrop for TV’s interviews.
The large souvenir shop displays many rare, one of a kind items available for sale. Racing Memorabilia, Nostalgic Signs and décor, Petal cars, shirts, die casts, jewelry, Race City USA merchandise, and much more is available!
769 River Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28117
Cost: $10, 7-12yr $6
Open: Monday – Saturday 10-5 pm
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