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ExhibitBuilder
Curate, build and share your own online exhibition with The Henry Ford’s digitized artifacts, audio and video clips!

racing in america
Racing has been pushing the limits of engineering, risk, excitement, teamwork and grit since the birth of the automobile.
the “american-ness” of american auto racing
What sets racing in this country apart from other areas of the world?
the twin meanings of “performance”
Auto racing as going fast, and auto racing as theater.
the role of risk
The risk of injury, the risk of damage, the risk of losing, the risk of seeing someone get hurt.
geography
The vital role Southern California plays in almost every form of American racing.
racing in america
the “american-ness” of american auto racing
the twin meanings of “performance”
the role of risk
geography
Racing in America
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Online Interactive. Access our easy-to-use digital galleries, research, then create and post your own online exhibitions. Exhibits can be shared online.    View Website   View Summary
 
Video interview with curator Bob Casey and article on Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, inventor of the Model T and innovator of the moving assembly line.   View Website   Watch Video   View Summary
 
Research Material. Information on American auto racing from the curators of The Henry Ford. Includes hyperlinks to artifacts in The Henry Ford's Online Collections. *For ease of use, downloading is recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
High school DigiKit. This teacher guide & unit plan explores how the principles of physics, including time, net force, acceleration and momentum are an integral part of American auto racing using The Henry Ford's digital collections. *For ease of use, downloading recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Elementary/Middle School DigiKit. This teacher guide & unit plan explores how American auto racing uses scientific concepts like force, change in motion, speed and energy through examples from The Henry Ford's digital collections. *For ease of use, downloading recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
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