Adult Education

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.


AM-106: Fix Your
Own Car


We’ve got a new class! World of Speed is hosting AM-106: Fix Your Own Car in a partnership with Clackamas Community College. This do-it-yourself course is for students who want to work on their own cars, and includes an overview of the following topics: oil changes, lubrication, fluid checks, brake maintenance, cooling systems, electrical systems, basic car safety, and other quick services.

The section is taught by Rachelle Leach, a Certified Master Technician. Women are encouraged to take this course, but all are welcome!

The 11-week course will take place at the museum on Tuesday evenings, beginning April 4; tuition for the length of the course is $233. To learn more information or to register, visit


Les Schwab Workshops


These free workshops are offered on select Saturdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All workshops include admission to the museum and a free tire pressure gauge to take home. Check back soon for details on upcoming workshops!




Paper to Pavement: Coupe Build 

In this exciting new class for adults, we are building World of Speed's next raffle car — a classic coupe! As part of this program, participants are planning and executing vehicle assembly, working with electrical systems, preforming light fabrication, and more. The workshop is under the direction of Pat Nesbitt, an avid hobbyist and long-time automotive instructor and professional.

This class is ongoing, and enrollment is closed. Check out the progress through the Start Line Club's rear window as the coupe is built throughout the spring, and keep checking back for information on how to get a chance to win this great car!


Ron Covell Metal Working Seminar

Presented in partnership with Clackamas Community College

Monday, April 10, 2017 6 - 9 pm

Course Fee: $30

Join a creative metal working seminar presented by Ron Covell, author of Street Rodder magazine’s “Professor Hammer” column. Ron will discuss and demonstrate various aspects of auto restoration, custom panel fabrication and more. This program is presented in partnership with Clackamas Community College. To register or for more information, please contact the college at 503-594-3047.

Volunteer talks


Discover amazing facts about racing, engineering and more

Discover amazing facts about racing, engineering and more as you join World of Speed volunteers for a series of free informal discussions in our museum. Volunteer Talks take place the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to get in on this unique opportunity to learn and explore.  


Speaker Series


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.


Oregon State University Global Formula Racing Vehicle Unveiling

Friday, April 21

Starting at 4pm

Join students from Oregon State University for the grand unveiling of their 2017 Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) car at World of Speed! This is a rare chance to see the car before it competes, nationally this spring and in Germany and Austria this summer, as OSU students attempt to regain their international championship. The unveiling features a multi-media presentation, including student engineers speaking about the process, culminating in the grand reveal of the 2017 model. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the student engineers. The event is included with museum admission, which is free for World of Speed members.