On our way to the second exhibit building of the Unser Racing Museum in Albuquerque, we passed a portion of the "million dollar wall" from the Indianapolis 500 track where Al Unser Jr. crashed against the wall in the third turn in 1989.
Some of the racing cars, classic cars, and other Unser family memorabilia are on display.
This 1992 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Stock Car Champion is the only stock car to top 100 mph at all three speed traps up Pikes Peak. Competed in the 1992 race.
The car above was driven by Al Unser, Jr. when he was 14 or 15 years old.
The Hudson Motor Car Company operated from 1909 to 1954 and along the way was one of the survivors of the Great Depression. I have developed an appreciation for cars from the 1930s with the elaborate grills and
"The year was 1926. Henry Ford's "Tin Lizzie" was getting old. It had been produced since Oct. 1st, 1908. There had been very few major changes to the car even though it did look quite different. With his son Edsel pushing to move past the Model T and design and build a 'new ford,' the order was finally given on July 20th, 1926 to start work on a new ford, the "Model A", although that name had not been picked yet.
"Henry made the last of the Model T's on May 26th, 1927. It was car No. 15,000,000. It is said Henry spent $100,000,000 (in today's dollars, that's equal to 1.2 BILLION Dollars!) on the new car design and for retooling of the Rouge plant to build the new Model A. Quite a sum in the 1920's! The car contained over 6800 parts whereas the Model T only contained about 5000.
Sterling pioneered the use of the wood lined frame. The entire length of the frame is lined with a seasoned hard wood which absorbs road shocks and prolongs the life of the vehicle. The years 1915 to 1928 brought many radical changes in automotive transportation.
This racer could reach speeds of 90 mph--but it had no brakes.
This motorcycle’s builder was Sam Wills, a three-time national drag bike champion built this motorcycle to look like the Johnny Lightning car.