Thursday, January 31, 2008

Attractions


COOL Places to visit

I had been thinking of adding this to the site for awhile, but with the news of Lone Star JR’s addition to the Lemay board, I felt like it was perfect timing to go ahead and post this.

Just a short list of some very cool places to visit, as I’ve had the pleasure of checking out some of these fantastic venues., Feel free to drop me a line if you know of some place COOL to visit
Email Tomaso at: nofenders.f1@gmail.com


Attractions

Glen H. Curtiss Aviation museum
This is a wonderful little museum tucked away in upstate New York. Glen Curtiss is one of the pioneers of aviation, especially naval aviation and the museum features examples of motorcycles, aircraft and aircraft engines.

Address:
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
8419 State Route 54
Hammondsport, NY 14840

Telephone:
(607) 569-2160

Website:
http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/


Harold E. Lemay museum
This museum when completed will house the largest private collection of automobiles in a state of the art museum in Downtown Tacoma. Stage 1 construction is slated to begin in 2008 with completion estimated in late 2009. Opening festivities are planned for 2010. Stay tuned for more details.

Address:
Tacoma, Washington

Telephone:
(253) 536-2885

Website:
http://lemaymuseum.org/


The Hydroplane and Raceboat museum
This is a wonderful low key museum dedicated to the preservation of classic hydroplanes that graced the shores of Lake Washington and features a small collection of vintage piston powered hydroplanes such as Miss Budweiser, Slo Mo and Miss Bardahl to name just a few.

Address:
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Telephone:
(206) 764-9453

Website:
http://www.thunderboats.org/


Museum of Flight
If you’re an aviation buff, then this is definitely a must see, as it has an impressive collection of various era aircraft. My personal favourite is the Lockeed YF-12A complete with drone hanging from the ceiling! This was the forbearer to the vaunted SR-71. There’s also an outstanding WWI & WWII wing along with an airpark across the street containing a Concorde and Presidential airplane that you can walk thru.

Address:
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108-4097

Telephone:
(206) 764-5720

Website:
http://www.museumofflight.org/Portal.asp?Flash=True


Museum of History & Industry (MoHi)
This is a wonderful museum showcasing the history of Seattle and the Puget Sound, which features the glue pot that caused the great Seattle fire, an early Boeing mail delivery plane and the Slo Motion hydroplane just to name a few of its exhibits.

Address:
Seattle's Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
McCurdy Park
2700 24th Ave East
Seattle, WA 98112-2099

Telephone:
(206) 324-1126

Website:
http://www.seattlehistory.org/


Penske Racing museum
Nestled inside the Captain’s flagship Arizona Auto dealership in north Scottsdale, the museum features the majority of Penske’s Indy 500 winners along with other related vehicles and paraphernalia.

Address:
Penske Racing Museum
7125 East Chauncey Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Telephone:
(480) 538-4444

Website:
http://penskeracingmuseum.com/


Pima Air & Space museum
Located in Tucson, AZ, this museum features the vastest array of military and civilian aircraft parked outside in the Desert sun. The museum features multiple displays including an X-15 rocket ship.

Address:
Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706

Telephone:
(520) 574-0462

Website:
http://www.pimaair.org/


Shelby American museum
This place looks like quite the amazing museum for any aspiring Ford or Shelby aficionado, located in Boulder, Colorado; it’s on the list of places to travel.

Address:
The Shelby American Collection
5020 Chaparral Court
P.O. Box 19228
Boulder, Colorado 80308-2228

Telephone:
(303) 516-9565

Website:
http://www.shelbyamericancollection.org/index.html


Unser Racing museum
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the museum is the vision of Al Unser Sr. and features a variety of personal race cars and family memorabilia. Hope to visit this wonderful museum some day in the future.

Address:
1776 MontaƱo NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107

Telephone:
(505) 341-1776

Website:
http://www.unserracingmuseum.com/

2 comments:

  1. "The Hydroplane and Raceboat museum."

    I'm jealous! As one who grew up in Detriot I have many fond memories of the Gold Cup and Spirit of Detroit races on the river.

    The turbine era is ok, but nothing like when Bill Muncey & Co. tore up the waves at the wheels of Merlin and Rolls-Royce power.

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  2. Yeah, I agree, it's pretty KOOL having something like that hear. As for Bill Muncey, I was never a fan of his since he was so damn frickin' good! I was "Juan 'O" those countless Butt-wiper" fans as I was a fan of the late great Dean Chenowith's, as there was just something very special about the sound of those invincible Rolls Royce Griffon's...

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