On a chilly, winter Sunday morning I decided to make a quick trip down to Wilsonville, Oregon to check out the new “Women in Racing” exhibit at the World of Speed motorsports museum. This exhibit, which opened last Saturday, celebrates five of the top 100 women in the United States who’ve raced their way to success on the racetrack. I believe I’ll let the photos do the talking just to show how exciting this exhibit is and why it’s a must-see.
As I continued to check out the rest of the museum, I discovered very few artifacts from any other moments of women in racing. A few more artifacts that I came across included…
Danica Patrick’s race suit.
A photo of Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and race in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500.
And a women’s auto shop coat from the 1960s.
Once my tour of World of Speed concluded, I felt satisfied by the experience and the fact that I now have a new museum in the Portland metro area to revisit should there ever be more new exhibits highlighting women in racing (I hope World of Speed is planning more exhibits, considering there’s 95 other female racers in the United States that deserve recognition too).