Talladega International Motor Sports Hall of Fame Tour


Last winter Katrina and I decided to go On Tour for a day in the ZO6. It is an easy 4 hour cruise from our home to the Talladega Speedway . We jumped on the interstate, set the cruise control and a way we went. It was a warm Southern December day but overcast. We had heard of the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame but did not know what to expect. The travel guides we have research suggested we should allocate an hour for the tour. We spent four hours there! It was so much more than we had expected. There is even a library there which is a must see and if you are lucky Miss Betty Carlan, the Research Librarian the the First Lady of NASCAR, will be there to fill you with terrific stories of Back in the Day. We heard stories of the late great Dale Earnhardt, JR, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and the stories went on.

The cars on display were like a walk down memory lane. Go to our On Tour page for a full photo recap. You might also enjoy looking at our photo coverage of the Indy Car Museum in Indianapolis, if so Click Here. Another great Museum is the NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA, Click Here.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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