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


In partnership with Clackamas Community College, World of Speed is hosting AM-106: Fix Your Own Car. This is a do-it-yourself course for students who want to work on their own cars. Includes instruction on oil changes, lubrication, fluid checks, brakes, cooling systems, electrical systems, safety, and other quick services.

This section is taught by a female Certified ASE Master Technician. Women are encouraged to take this course; all are welcome.

The course will take place on Tuesday evenings at the museum from September 26 to December 5, 2017. For more information or to register, visit


Les Schwab Workshops



These completely free workshops are offered on select Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Workshops include admission to the museum and a free tire pressure gauge to take home. While the workshops may be free, space is limited, so register today!

Check back soon for details on fall workshops and how to reserve your spot. For questions, please email



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Discover amazing facts about racing, engineering, and more!

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. Don’t miss these unique opportunities to learn and explore!


Saturday, August 5th, 10:30 a.m.

Join World of Speed volunteer Bob Alton to learn all about PT-658, a patrol torpedo boat built to serve in World War II — and the only one on the national register maintained in operating condition. 

PT-658, which is on display here in Portland, is powered by three Packard V12 engines; come explore the crossover between this historic boat and the world of racing!

Saturday, September 2nd, 10:30 a.m. 

Volunteer Gregg Kerber's talk will focus on the birth of muscle cars in 1964, the “glory days” from 1967 to 1970, and their enduring impact on car culture.

Saturday, October 7th, 10:30 a.m.

Join World of Speed Archive volunteers as they share details of their projects in celebration of American Archive Month. 

Saturday, November 4th, 10:30 a.m.

World of Speed volunteer Jeff Fields will discuss Ford Motor Company's plans and innovations for driver, passenger, and vehicle safety.

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.


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