“If you love life, you will love the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed. Here, there are thousands of physical examples from persons who lived, loved, and had the passion for speed.”
Founded in 1992 by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith, the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history. The federally recognized 501 (c) (3) museum currently encompasses more than 135,000 sq. ft. over three levels. The vast collection results from the Smiths’ personal involvement in racing and hot rodding for more than six decades, and their lifelong passion for collecting and preserving historic automotive artifacts.
Millions of hours have been spent, as Bill puts it, “turning over rocks” and chasing countless leads to assemble a collection of this magnitude. As a result, museum visitors can witness a stunning array of history-making cars, engines, parts, toys and memorabilia. You’ll see countless rare and one-of-a-kind items, all presented in beautiful displays and dioramas that will make you feel like you’ve taken a step back into the past!
“Here in the heartland of the United States is the very best racing museum in the country.”
“It totally amazed me in the size, detail and beauty of the entire layout of the museum.”
-SprintCar & Midget Magazine
“Speedy Bill Smith’s nirvana is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and there isn’t another place on Earth to compare it to. Think the gearhead Smithsonian. It holds the treasures of early hot rodders and is truly a testament to the people who built the industry we all love.”
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