PNW Community racing timeline


The Pacific Northwest Community Racing Timeline shares moments in local motorsports history. Experience firsthand accounts and historical moments of early tracks — from behind the wheel or in the stands — clubs and cars, local heroes, and everything else that makes up the Pacific Northwest's rich motorsports experience.

The PNW Community Racing Timeline is generated from material included in the World of Speed Archive, as well as submissions provided both by visitors to the museum during American Archive Month 2017 and people using our online submission form below.

To best use the timeline, click the square button under the "+" and "-" buttons to view it in full screen. Scroll across the screen and click on any of the image thumbnails or titles for a pop-up with a complete image and either a historic detail from the Archive or a memory either submitted by individuals like you. The pop-up image details can also be clicked open within the page view. 




Click above or scroll below to experience firsthand accounts and historical moments in local motorsports.



Got a story to tell?

It could be your first race, a podium standing, or a build completion. Perhaps it’s watching a parent or mentor race or build, when you watched the race of a lifetime, or the first time you worked on a race car or motorcycle! All these will be included in an ever-evolving online timeline that preserves and celebrates decades of local racing and the culture of motorsports that grew out of the Pacific Northwest.

The World of Speed Archive is building the PNW Community Racing Timeline, integrating story and photo submissions from individuals like you with local motorsports milestones found in the Collection, like when a local track opened or when the Rose Cup Races started. The World of Speed Archive started building the online timeline in November 2017, and continues to add new stories and images as submitted.

If you have any questions, contact


If you would like to submit more of your stories and memories, please refresh the page. The more the better!

By submitting your stories and photos, you give World of Speed the right to include the submitted materials into its Collection, including the right to publish the images and events described as part of, but not exclusively onto, World of Speed’s PNW Community Racing Timeline.