Posts Tagged ‘cars’

World of Speed

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What’s to Love: A car museum out in Wilsonville, Oregon? I have to admit, it took me a long time to visit this unassuming museum located off I-5. I was a bit skeptical of what I might find. My wife and younger son visited years ago. They both loved it, but I never got around to a visit. I’m glad I did! The World of Speed is a beautiful, clean, and exceptional museum featuring incredible cars, motorcycles, interesting exhibits, hands-on simulators, and all located only 20 minutes from Portland. If your kids are interested in cars, you’ll want to put this museum on your to do list.

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A-Main Raceway/Hometown Hobbies

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A-Main RacewayWhat’s to Love: When I was in 5th grade, my parents bought me a remote control car from Radio Shack. I thought it was the coolest toy I had ever seen in my life. It had a 5 foot wire that ran from the “remote control” to the car, so basically, it was on a leash the whole time. When powered-up, the car would move slowly in a straight line. The controller had a single button, which when pressed, put the car in a reverse, left-turn. Unfortunately, that was the complete steering/navigation system. That car was the epitome of a “one trick pony.” When I wanted to turn the car, I had to hit the button over and over until the car slowly pointed in the correct direction. Still, that car was the envy of the entire neighborhood. Over the past 30 years, I haven’t seen many remote control cars or trucks until recently, and wow…was I pleasantly surprised!

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