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The Henry Ford is currently fundraising to build an exhibition covering the history and innovation of American auto racing. Please consider a gift to help build this exhibition and honor racing’s innovative contributions. You can make your donation here.

Racing in America, to be built inside Henry Ford Museum, will be the nation’s first comprehensive interactive exhibition covering all major forms of auto racing in America.

Showcasing The Henry Ford’s unparalleled collection of some of the greatest and most significant race cars, this exhibition will bring auto racing to life with the personal stories and collections from the most legendary leaders and drivers in the industry, as well as on-site demonstrations of today’s technological advancements.

Co-chairing The Henry Ford’s efforts to build this exhibition are Edsel B. Ford II, Rick Hendrick, Roger S. Penske and Jack Roush.

This exhibition will give a thorough overview of our country’s achievements in this sport — from the first American auto race, the Times Herald race through Chicago in 1895, and Henry Ford’s first race car, Sweepstakes, to Bill Elliott’s famous #9 car, which set the all-time NASCAR qualifying record at Talladega in 1987. Other significant artifacts in this exhibit will include the 1965 Indy 500 winner, the Lotus-Ford 38/1, the Goldenrod and Tom Beatty’s Belly-Tank Lakester.

Edsel Ford II Edsel B. Ford II
Co-Chairman, Racing in America Exhibition
Rick Hendrick Rick Hendrick
Co-Chairman, Racing in America Exhibition
Roger S. Penske Roger S. Penske
Co-Chairman, Racing in America Exhibition
Jack Roush Jack Roush
Co-Chairman, Racing in America Exhibition
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