Our Mission: Education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of motorsports.
World of Speed is an educational motorsports museum, where historic race cars, boats, and motorcycles tell the story of America’s motorsports culture and its leadership role in the world of motorsports. It encompasses many aspects and types of motorsports, including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open wheel racing, NASCAR, and hydroplanes.
Much of the museum’s content comes from the rich racing history of the Pacific Northwest, including local tracks like Woodburn Dragstrip, Jantzen Beach, and Portland International Raceway. The museum also highlights local racing luminaries such as legendary Indy race car builder Rolla Vollstedt.
The museum is funded by income from sponsorships, foundations, admissions, corporate and individual memberships, and from events held at the museum. World of Speed is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
World of Speed is now a Blue Star Museum! We offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including the National Guard and Reserve. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.