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Classic-car owners get free admission, coffee and doughnuts at Speedway Motors Museum

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Miller-Ford exhibit

This Miller-Ford exhibit is located near the entrance of the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. Miller-Ford marked a collaboration of Preston Tucker and Harry Miller, who built 10 new race cars, powered by Ford's side-valve V-8, for the 1935 Indy 500-mile race. They were the first front-wheel drive cars with four-wheel independent suspension every seen at the Indianapolis Speedway.

Are you the proud owner of a classic car you’d like to showcase on the grounds of the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed?

The museum in west Lincoln is giving red-carpet treatment to owners of “specialty cars” with their new Cars & Coffee monthly series. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, each owner of a classic car who stops by will get two free admission tickets to the museum and free coffee and doughnuts.

"This is an impromptu car show with free coffee and doughnuts for people who bring their specialty car," said Dave Ellison, Collections/Restoration Department representative at the museum.

"There are no entry fees or prizes ... just a bunch of car people getting together," he said.

The five-month series began June 24. Remaining dates in the Cars & Classics series are Aug. 26, Sept. 30 and Oct. 28.

Classic-car owners are asked to check in by using the north parking lot on the Speedway Motors campus.

The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, located at 599 Oak Creek Drive, opened in 1992 and is home to the world’s largest collection of exotic racing engines and vintage speed equipment.

The museum’s regular hours, in effect now through Sept. 30, are noon to 4:30 p.m. each weekday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Regular museum admission fees are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 65 and above, $10 for ages 6-18, and free for ages 5 and under. Active military members are also admitted free of charge.

Winter hours will take effect Oct. 1. They will be noon to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum is closed on all holidays.

The building has three floors and spans 150,000 square feet.


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