World of Speed values lifelong learning. Discover the many adult education opportunities available for you at the museum! Whether you’re looking for a basic car care workshop or a lecture with a racing legend, our programs are designed to provide engaging, interactive experiences with adults in mind.
Workshops and classes
Discover the excitement of learning with an engaging, interactive workshop or class at World of Speed. Programs range from basic automotive care to high performance engines. Workshops include admission to the museum.
Mark your calendars for the turbocharger focused High Performance Engine workshop on November 10!
High Performance Engine Theory and Design Workshop
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, November 10
Cost: $100 (Member Cost: $75)
Want to make sure your car has real power under the hood? Want to know what truly differentiates a high-performance engine from the rest? On Saturday, November 10, join fellow car lovers for an all-day workshop: “High-Performance Engine Theory and Design.” Emphasis on Turbochargers! The workshop, taught by Volvo and Nissan veteran, ASE Master Technician, and WTI Technical Training Instructor Allen Osborne, will cover the following topics:
Defining Horsepower and Torque
Choosing the Proper Bore and Stroke
Setting Up and Selecting the Right Camshaft
Accurate Dyno Testing and Tuning
The Relationship Between Camshafts and Turbocharging
Rod Ratio and Its Effect on Torque (Rod/Stroke Ratio)
Cylinder Head Design Characteristics
Intake and Exhaust Tuning Calculations
Engine Lubrication Systems
Calculating Proper Air/Fuel Ratios
Common Issues and Tricks of High Performance Tuning
Sponsored by: WORLDPAC
Slot Car Racing from the Turn of the Century to Today with Greg Petrolati
Volunteer Talk: Saturday, November 3, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Join us as Greg Petrolati presents a brief history of slot car racing from its early beginnings to the present. Slot cars have existed ever since standard race cars could inspire them to be built. Greg’s talk will cover the beginning of the hobby from the turn of the last century through its heyday in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, to where we are today. Greg been a motor-head all his life. Previously to volunteering at World of Speed, he was the Midwest Editor for Victory Lane Magazine and a contributor for Vintage Motorsports Magazine. He has scratch-built his own slot cars and has produced several slot car bodies in cast resin. .
The World of Speed Speaker Series brings guest presenters from racing, engineering, and more to share their passion with guests through dynamic, interactive presentations. Programs are free with museum admission.
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