Memory Lane Museum

While participating in the Trump Charlotte Concours d’Elegance in 2018 we took time out to visit the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville NC. Their web site suggest a little more than the museum delivers. It is contained in a large building and has a lot of cars and related “stuff” in it but the displays are poorly kept. When we arrived, late morning, they had to turn the lights on because no one else had yet visited that day. Don’t let this criticism stop you from visiting. Although there are far better museums you can visit in the Mooresville area and other areas this one does have some interesting cars.

Below are some photos for you. However, do not get too excited about all the rare race cars. Although they are cool to look at do not use them as a guide for how you should restore yours or even how they actually looked back in the day. I am not an expert on vintage NASCAR restorations but I can tell you these, for the most part, are poorly and cheaply restored (created?).

There is an interesting funny car Torino dragster, Richard Petty’s first race car (wrecked beyond recognition) and other historical items. Enjoy but don’t accept everything for what it is represented to be.

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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 www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com 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 http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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