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New Exhibit Racing to the Capital City

Sun, Sand, and Speed Racing Exhibit
Posted at 8:30 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 02:09:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- A new exhibit is racing its way to the Capital City.

The Museum of Florida History is hosting "Sun, Sand and Speed: Florida Auto Racing."

The exhibit explores auto racing history from 1903 to the present, including early beach racing pioneers, NASCAR and stock car racing, Sebring and sports car endurance racing, IndyCar racing, and drag racing.

Organizers say, "visitors can experience Florida’s racing culture in this thrilling exhibit featuring race cars, drivers’ memorabilia, racing images and videos, and a NASCAR arcade game."

The Sun, Sand and Speed: Florida Auto Racing Exhibit runs January 22 through July 4 at the Museum of Florida History (500 S. Bronough).

There are several events planned during that time, as well.

On January 21 at 6:30 p.m., drag racing legend Don Garlits will speak about his career and the history of drag racing.

Speakers Dan Smith and Suzanne Heddy from the Ormond Beach Historical Society will discuss the history of beach racing during History at High Noon on February 16.

On March 17 starting at 6:30 p.m., there's a special presentation of the film Hoppin' Rattlesnakes followed by discussion with the film's director Eric Breitenbach and veteran female racer Vicki Wood.

On April 8, the Museum is hosting an evening celebration on the R. A. Gray Building plaza. And on July 2, there's a live broadcast of the Coke Zero 400 on the plaza at the R. A. Gray building.

For more information, call (850) 245-6400 or click here.