Sunday, July 8, 2012

Most amazing collection, or museum (might not be open to the public yet) that you've never heard of. The Price museum/collection in Salt Lake City

Just a list and a link to inform you with right now..

the Peerless Green Dragon, 1904. Owned and driven by Barney Oldfield
1903 Pope Toledo race car, Vanderbilt Cup and Daytona beach
1907 Renault race car built for William Vanderbilt to compete in his own race
1911 Mercer Raceabout, barnfind
1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, built for a hot air balloon professor, it carries the basket in back
1912 Hudon Mile a Minute, one of 2 known to exist
1913 Pope Hartford roadster Model 29
1914 Marmon speedster
1915 Stutz Weightman Special race car, winner in 1916 race in Wash DC
1916 Stutz Bearcat barnfind... from a barn in Cuba
1924, 1925, and 1932 Miller Indy race cars
1929 Bugatti type 35b owned by Chiron and raced in Le Mans
1931 Blower Bentley
1933 Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 Monza Spyder
1938 Mormon Meteor III land speed record holder
1951 Allard J2 race car owned by Jack Armstrong

these are only some of the most interesting, because I don't want to type all of he collection, so go see their website for more:

"A rare display of the greatest representations of early racing history. Many of these rare vintage race cars either won or placed well in numerous renowned events such as the Grand Prix, Le Mans, Morris Park, Briarcliff Cup, Daytona Beach, Gordon Bennett Cup, Empire Track at Yonkers, Sheepshead Bay, Indianapolis, Mille Miglia among others.

The Mission of the Price Museum of Speed Foundation is to display unique vintage race cars and memorabilia, and provide an automobile research library for future generations of car enthusiasts to enjoy."

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