WOS Archive in the Gallery

WOS Archive in the Gallery

For one weekend only as part of American Archive Month, the World of Speed Archive shared images, papers, artwork and artifacts never before on display in the museum gallery. Take a peak at the items on display from cartoons to photos, programs and personal letters, and examples of Streamliner Modern design, along with race car and parts cutaway illustrations, and track design drawings. Check out photos or play the walk-through video at the end for a more detailed viewing experience.

  Individualized Rolls Royce Design   These cards were used by J.S. Inskip, who later became a major personality in Rolls-Royce’s history, offering unique designs to the east coast elite of the 1930s.  WOS#3843

Individualized Rolls Royce Design

These cards were used by J.S. Inskip, who later became a major personality in Rolls-Royce’s history, offering unique designs to the east coast elite of the 1930s.

WOS#3843

  Streamliner Modern   The Streamliner Modern style of the 1930s and 1940s were seen in cars, buildings, appliances, and ads highlight rotund streamliner curves and forward motion lines.  WOS Archive collection selections

Streamliner Modern

The Streamliner Modern style of the 1930s and 1940s were seen in cars, buildings, appliances, and ads highlight rotund streamliner curves and forward motion lines.

WOS Archive collection selections

  Racing in Cartoons   Whether covering milestones, social commentary, or as a teaching tool, cartoons offer visual insights and historical documentation often forgotten.  WOS#3378, #1365

Racing in Cartoons

Whether covering milestones, social commentary, or as a teaching tool, cartoons offer visual insights and historical documentation often forgotten.

WOS#3378, #1365

  Parts Cutaways   Often created by vehicle part designers or manufactures to show the interconnectedness of pieces as well as differentiate from other similar options sold.  WOS Archive collection selections

Parts Cutaways

Often created by vehicle part designers or manufactures to show the interconnectedness of pieces as well as differentiate from other similar options sold.

WOS Archive collection selections

  Vehicle Cutaways   These cutaway drawings by artist James Arlington gives a unique look at how racing vehicles are laid out and connected under the body for peak performance.  WOS#2557-2559

Vehicle Cutaways

These cutaway drawings by artist James Arlington gives a unique look at how racing vehicles are laid out and connected under the body for peak performance.

WOS#2557-2559

  Bathum 1960s Word Art   An example of artwork familiar during the 1960s that introduced bubble letters and expanded fonts while also advertising for local tracks and racers from the PNW.  WOS#1104-1106

Bathum 1960s Word Art

An example of artwork familiar during the 1960s that introduced bubble letters and expanded fonts while also advertising for local tracks and racers from the PNW.

WOS#1104-1106

  PIR Race Controller System   These technical drawings are examples of ‘60s engineering and technology. Check out where in relation to the start/finish line, lights system, and pavement.  WOS#3911

PIR Race Controller System

These technical drawings are examples of ‘60s engineering and technology. Check out where in relation to the start/finish line, lights system, and pavement.

WOS#3911

  Rolla Vollstedt & Janet Guthrie   Photos, articles, and papers share pieces of the story between local Indy car designer and the first female Indy 500 driver, including the review of her manuscript.  WOS#3378, #1365

Rolla Vollstedt & Janet Guthrie

Photos, articles, and papers share pieces of the story between local Indy car designer and the first female Indy 500 driver, including the review of her manuscript.

WOS#3378, #1365

  Racing in Pictures   Photos offer insights often lost over time whether the location and styling of early 20th century track racing or the design and engineer of the 21st drag racing.  WOS Archive collection selections

Racing in Pictures

Photos offer insights often lost over time whether the location and styling of early 20th century track racing or the design and engineer of the 21st drag racing.

WOS Archive collection selections

  Artistic Interpretations   The pen sketches of artist Ken Barton, the watercolors of Paul Guyer, and clean compositions of local artist and racer Randy Swann celebrate the racing experience.  WOS#3918, #3455, #3454

Artistic Interpretations

The pen sketches of artist Ken Barton, the watercolors of Paul Guyer, and clean compositions of local artist and racer Randy Swann celebrate the racing experience.

WOS#3918, #3455, #3454

  Stories from Those in the Know   Many local motorsports and racing enthusiasts wrote about their own racing days, milestones seen, changes over time, along with lots of personal stories.  WOS#3378

Stories from Those in the Know

Many local motorsports and racing enthusiasts wrote about their own racing days, milestones seen, changes over time, along with lots of personal stories.

WOS#3378

  Early Local Programs   Racing programs not only give proof of the rise and fall of race tracks over time but record the many people and businesses that took part in racing over the years.  WOS Archive collection selections

Early Local Programs

Racing programs not only give proof of the rise and fall of race tracks over time but record the many people and businesses that took part in racing over the years.

WOS Archive collection selections

  Home Movies, Fan Movies   Vimeo.com/worldofspeed has video of local and national racing milestones, racing intermixed with travel home movies, local racers and national races.  WOS Archive collection selections

Home Movies, Fan Movies

Vimeo.com/worldofspeed has video of local and national racing milestones, racing intermixed with travel home movies, local racers and national races.

WOS Archive collection selections