4545 Concord Parkway Concord (near Charlotte Motor Speedway)

Admission Price: $8 (adults)

Visited in 2023 (coming soon)

Previous visit: 2018

Hours--9:30am-4pm Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday


Hero Cards--yes, mostly located on a table in the museum for a variety of random drivers
One of the MANY cars on display here
Overview--An independent museum located very close to Charlotte Motor Speedway, I visited here for the first time in 2018.  Very much like a private collection put out for the public, this museum offers plenty of cars and other displays not otherwise available for public viewing.  Also, there are a number of nostalgia displays on the 1950's and America's involvement in the Viet Nam war.  Note that admission is $6 for adults.

Driver standups on display
To See and Do: 3 there's plenty to see here, mostly cars and related displays.  However, there's not much to "do"--this museum probably isn't best for children and casual fans.
Accessibility: 3 see above.
Gift Shop: 2 there is a small gift shop out front.  Unfortunately it combines the worst of both worlds--most of the merchandise is out of date, but not as vintage or unique as what you would find at the North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Friendliness of Staff: 4 the receptionist was willing to answer all my questions, but otherwise I was left to my own devices.

Insiders Tip: Look for the Talladega Nights Ricky Bobby "ME" car out front--the museum itself is set back a bit from the highway.

Final Verdict--Only see it if you have a spare 30-45 minutes in the Concord area and don't mind paying the admission fee.  Skip it otherwise.

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