SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The green flag will be thrown for the public opening of the highly anticipated “Moonshine to Millionaries – NASCAR’s History, Heroes and Technology” exhibit at the Saratoga Automobile Museum June 3 at 10 am.
Along with extensive storyboards, graphics and memorabilia displays, the exhibit will feature a dozen historic race cars, ranging from Herb Thomas’s all-powerful 1952 Hudson Hornet to the black No. 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet that carried NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt to his final Talladega win.
A pair of cars driven by defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, Ron Hornaday’s Camping World Truck Series championship ride, Kevin Harvick’s Nationwide championship winning Chevrolet, a 1959 Thunderbird “zippertop” and a cutaway Penske Miller Lite Dodge will join cars wheeled by such NASCAR luminaries as Curtis Turner, Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison to offer a comprehensive look at NASCAR racing through the decades.
Technical displays developed with the assistance of Aero Tec Labs, Holley Performance Products, Goodyear, Hendrick Motorsports and Brian Ross Fabrication will also be featured as part of SAM’s ongoing educational program, letting visitors get “up close and personal” with items seen and discussed during televised races.
Sunday’s opening will follow a Saturday night preview for the museum’s Silver Arrow organization at 5 p.m. and the “members only” opening at 6 p.m. hosted by exhibit curator Ron Hedger.
A number of car owners and enthusiasts who have assisted in developing the wide ranging exhibit will also be on hand to interact with members and celebrate the opening of yet another Saratoga Automobile Museum Golub Gallery exhibit.
Museum memberships will be available at the door for interested parties who have yet to join the museum family.
The Saratoga Automobile Museum is located on the Avenue of the Pines in the Saratoga Spa State Park. More information on museum activities, including “Meet and Greet” programs featuring NASCAR celebritites, the museum’s wide-spread Lawn Show series and a variety of educational programs, is available online at www.saratogaautomuseum.org.