Donate Tools and Help a Student Become an Eagle Scout!

 

Life Scout and former World of Speed Learning Center student Nick Oubre is working on his Eagle Scout service product, and you can help!

While the state-of-the-art Learning Center has a large selection of tools for our students to use, there are always places we can use more. For the next three Saturdays in January — Jan. 13, 20, and 27 — Nick will be at World of Speed during Portland Cars and Coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. collecting donations of new or gently used tools and to discuss his project and World of Speed’s education programs.

We’re super proud of Nick for his hard work towards becoming an Eagle Scout, and grateful for his help! You can find a list of the tools and equipment Nick is looking for below:

  • Air impact wrench ½-inch drive, at least 1,200 feet-pounds reverse torque
  • Allen head screwdriver set (standard and metric)
  • Torx head screwdriver set
  • Oil filter removal tools
  • ¼-inch drive socket sets, two each (standard and metric)
  • Bolt bins
  • Metal shelving, roughly 6 feet high, 18 inches deep, and 3–4 feet wide

December Newsletter

December Newsletter

The holidays are here! We’ve already had a ton of festive fun here at the museum, from our holiday celebration to the Gingerbread Garage Workshop. The season isn’t over, and as we keep an eye out for snow, there’s plenty of excitement to be had at World of Speed! Plus, if you need a perfect holiday present for the racing fan or car lover in your life, we have fantastic gift options in the Museum Store!

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

The end of Daylight Savings Time means that the sun is setting sooner, which can throw all of us off. (Who likes getting out of work to see nighttime?) With many great events at World of Speed this month, you’ll have plenty of exciting events to help beat those sunset blues! November is a month for giving thanks, and we’re thankful, too — for all of you in the World of Speed community.

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

The kids are back to school, the weather is starting to cool off, and pumpkin spice is in everything you’re going to eat. It’s September! Classes are back in session at our Automotive Learning Center, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have eager kids here ready to learn. If you’re interested in motorsports history, there are events planned all throughout October for American Archive Month!

September Newsletter

September Newsletter

The kids are back to school, the weather is starting to cool off, and pumpkin spice is in everything you’re going to eat. It’s September! Classes are back in session at our Automotive Learning Center, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have eager kids here ready to learn. If you’re interested in motorsports history, there are events planned all throughout October for American Archive Month!

Come see a viewing of “McLaren” at World of Speed!

 

The life of Bruce McLaren was a tragically short one, but in his 32 years on this planet, he changed the face of motorsports forever.

On Saturday, September 16, join us at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum for a showing of “McLaren,” the new documentary about Bruce McLaren’s life and legacy — and how an upstart from New Zealand challenged the big names of racing.

Tickets are $5; World of Speed members came come for free! The show starts at 6 p.m., and seating is limited, so please let us know you’ll be coming.

See you at the movies!