The Archive

The World of Speed Archive holds a wide collection of materials, supports exhibits throughout the museum, informs education programs, assists in research, and offers points of access — all while preserving the rich history of motorsports. 

Don't forget to visit the World of Speed Archive Blog for collection highlights and happenings from within the Archive Room.

Archive Room — The Archive Room is the connecting point into World of Speed’s wider archival collection. Stop by during the Archive’s public hours to view rotating displays and interactive collection items from the Archive. Watch our newsletter for more information about present and upcoming exhibits within the Archive Room, collection highlights, and upcoming events.

Collection Catalog — The Archive’s collection is available online. Browse or search through collections of publications, apparel, audiovisuals, artworks, advertisements, toys, posters, papers, and more. This is a great place to find hidden treasures and engage remotely.

Research — The World of Speed Archive supports researchers interested in utilizing the archival collections for research purposes. Through Research Packages, the Archive offers assistance in identifying and retrieving collection items for researchers to review, and provides low-resolution watermarked materials. Research Request Form available online or onsite.  

Reprint Permission & Use Fees — Interested in using high-resolution images of World of Speed artifacts as part of an electronic or print published production, exhibition, advertisement, website, or merchandise? Those interested in incorporating artifacts into print, digital, or audiovisual formats or other productions can find a Permission to Publish Request Form and Use Fees for items within World of Speed’s physical ownership.


Help with projects like digitizing our motorsports history!

For further information contact: Archivist & Collection Manager Katrina O'Brien: