I was privileged on Tuesday to have a private tour at the "Speedy Bill" museum, commonly known as the "Museum of Speed". Unbelievable collection of vintage Ford (mostly) speed equipment, with the odd Tucker here and Duesenberg there for variety. I was completely taken by surprise by the scale and volume of the collection. It's no wonder that Model T speed equipment is expensive - Speedy Bill owns most of it.
Here are the pictures - wonder if anyone else owns three coupe conversions for Model T? Or a Smokey Yunick Boss 429? Or a thousand pre - WWI pedal cars?
A few of us Aussie's were there in June this year, for the Speedster and Racer induction ceremony. My mate, Doug Partington's Wickner Ford Special was inducted into the Model T Ford Club of America's Speedster and Racer Hall of Fame. We to were blown away by the Museum. The pedal cars are amazing !!!!
These are just a few of countless number displayed.
WHOA.......a 1000 pre WWI pedal cars?
<thud> ......that's an easy million $ right there.
Did you check those Coupes for water pumps?...... LOL .......
Here's a link to the Youtube video that I shot when we were there this year for the Speedster Hall of Fame event
Growing up in Nebraska I never heard of this museum or the company even though I was into cars at a very young age. My interests were muscle cars while Bill's were street rod types. Ironic that I spent three years at Southeast Community College in Milford NE and never heard a mention of the museum either.
Looks like a awesome place to visit and will put it on my list next time I visit Omaha. Be careful Royce you might become a "Husker".
I grew up in Milford and still live there.
Speedway Motors received much of my hard earned cash as a youngster. The had all the things I needed for my first car, a 69 Camaro SS 350. Of course I "needed" hooker headers, Ansen mags, torsion bars and every type of speed equipment I could afford to hang on the car.
Now I drive Model Ts (and N and K).
I lived in Milford from January of 85 to December of 87. Earned two associates degrees from Mildew U. Got me started on my career, even tried to get my daughter to go to the Lincoln campus for school. In the end Momma didn't want her leaving California.
During my short stay in Milford I lived in the northwest of town, behind the mini mart (at the time) and downtown across from the laundry mat. Going to Seward for pizza was always a big deal.
Haven't been through Milford in many years as my wife isn't too thrilled about me reliving my college years even though I drive right by the I80 exit at least twice a year.
No regrets growing up in Nebraska.
I was gone during those years. In fact, I was in Law Enforcement, so maybe best we didn't cross paths .
I live exactly on mile due east of Mini Mart on a farm. When you go by on 1-80, give me a call and stop if you'd like. Better yet, give me a little advance notice, and I'll meet you at the Museum in Lincoln.
Also, there's a new Antique Car Museum in Kearney now that is really good too. And of course, the venerable old Pioneer Village in Minden NE, only ten miles south of I 80.
For some reason I typed Philip twice....
I need coffee