Troubleshooting Techniques

July 10–21, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 (Member cost: $50)

World of Speed presents an exciting two-week intensive workshop experience for high school students this summer! Led by Mt. Hood Community College automotive-technology instructor Jerry Lyons, students will be instructed in the use of multi-meters, factory scan tools, basic engine electronics and diagnostics, and shop safety. The program will culminate in a timed, collaborative competition in which students will test all the skills they’ve learned throughout the week — and how well they can work as a team! For more information, please call 503-563-6440, or email


New Exploring Club at World of Speed!

World of Speed is hosting a new Exploring Club at the museum in an exciting new partnership with Learning for Life! This special program is designed to provide students in grades 6 - 8 with dynamic guest speakers and exciting hands-on experiences that will help Club members explore the world of automobiles, engineering, and motorsports culture and design. All students in this age group are welcome to attend, regardless of gender or prior experience! The Club meets on a monthly basis, and students can join for the affordable price of just $15 a year.


 All meetings take place 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the following dates:

2017 dates:  
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21


RSVP for the next meeting by email or call 503-563-6440 — we hope to see you there!



Summer High School Program a Hit!

World of Speed’s first two-week high school summer workshop was a great success! Jerry Lyons of Mt. Hood Community College led students through an intense couple of weeks in which they learned how to diagnose and fix electrical issues in automobiles. Students were put to the test on their final day with a timed competition — our first annual Troubleshooting Tournament — where they were challenged to correctly diagnose and correct multiple issues in cars, all the while practicing good teamwork and communication skills. All teams were successful in completing the challenge!

Special congrats goes to our top finishing teams: Nathan Eastwood & Jesus Loaiza; Sydney Eastwood & Isaac Santos; and Trent Gasparitsch & Jacob Macrum. We’d like to extend a special thank you to all the volunteers and Landmark Ford for helping to make the tournament possible.