Seattle International Raceway (SIR) was and is a hot spot for drag racing. From 1997 to 2009, Jeff Dykes was the official track photographer for SIR. He captured hundreds of drag cars, motorcycles and racers. As part of our Faces, Places, Races series, help us identify content in some of these photos or just scroll through the impressive photo collection.
The World of Speed Archive receives many photos into its collection. While some may include partial information, many do not include names, locations and/or dates. With the help of viewers near and far, we may be able to add to these images, building the stories that these images capture. So scroll the images and if anything or anyone looks familiar, add your knowledge into the submission forms and we will add it to the image captions here and into our collection catalog.
The Pacific Northwest Community Racing Timeline shares moments in local motorsports history. Experience firsthand accounts and historical moments of early tracks, those behind the wheel or in the stands, clubs and cars, local heroes and all those that make up the Pacific Northwest's rich motorsports experience.
The PNW Racing Timeline is generated from material included in the World of Speed Archive as well as submissions provided by visitors to the Museum during American Archive Month (2017) as well as through our online submission form. To be part of the experience, contribute at http://www.worldofspeed.org/pnw-community-racing-timeline.
The best way to understand what happened, how it happened, or even why it happened, is to ask the people who were there. Driver Seat Stories is all about asking those who were there and took part in making motorsports history to share their story; and so WOS Archive is reaching out to you, our community, to share your story whether how it felt to be behind the wheel, what is was like to build or ready a car or motorcycle (or even boat) to race, what part you played in the world of motorsports, or even the experience of watching a pivotal moment as a fan.
One the most fascinating experiences for an archivist is the discovery of a unique, obscure, or rare object. At World of Speed, with the intake of many especially varied donations, locally and nationally, the Archive has the opportunity to experience such instances any time we meet a potential donor or open a donor shipment [...]