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 4th; 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!




Keep an eye on this space for fun upcoming events in our World of Speed Hobbyist Series!

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


Lyn St. James at World of Speed


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our recent presentation with racing icon Lyn St. James. Lyn shared her racing story in celebration of the 100th running of the Indy 500. In addition to numerous honors, awards and racing wins, Lyn is a seven-time Indy participant, and was awarded the 1992 Indy Rookie of the Year – the first time that honor was bestowed upon a female racer. Lyn also took the time to greet guests after her talk and sign copies of her book, “An Incredible Journey.” If you weren’t able to join us, you can still learn about Lyn’s career, along with other dynamic female racers, in our Women in Racing exhibit, now on display. If you weren’t able to join us, you can still learn about Lyn’s career. Lyn’s book is available in the World of Speed gift shop. Check back soon . . .