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If Cars Could Talk – Pacific Northwest Race Tracks, 1960s – 1970s

June 7, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gunter Mohr photo.
Gunter Mohr photo.

There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. Each month, our speaker will pick a car and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us the first Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum curators, staff, or local personalities over lunch.

In June, Martin Rudow, author of the History of Northwest Sports Car Racing series, will highlight Washington’s historic racetracks and local racing stories from the 1960s-70s.  Born in Seattle, Rudow’s first race as a spectator was the 1956 SCCA National at Bremerton, Washington. His father, Hal Rudow, was a racer and club official, and Rudow was present at the opening of each major track in the Northwest: Delta Park, site today of the Portland International Raceway; Westwood in Coquitlam, British Columbia; and Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington.  Rudow’s three books were released by his Rudow Specialty Publishing, which also publishes Vintage Drift magazine for the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN), the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most active vintage racing club, along with other monthly and annual publications.

Free, with Museum admission. Bring a lunch, or enjoy a meal from Classics Cafe.


June 7, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


America’s Car Museum


Education Department