Dirt track racing history featured at the Nebraska History Museum

August 26, 2018

LINCOLN - It is something that racing and car enthusiasts won’t want to miss. Starting Saturday, the Nebraska History Museum will open a new exhibit, “Start Your Engines”. Marketing Director Chris Goforth says you will be taken back in time to the 1950’s and 60’s when dirt track racing was all the rage.The museum received a collection of photographs taken by Plainview native Harold Mauck after his death in 2010. Mauck was a World War II veteran turned professional photographer. On the side he raced stock cars and recorded quite a history of the event on film.Goforth says the exhibit will take up the first floor of the museum. He says, “We have to give kudos and a shout out to the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln because they have been working with us to make this a success. They have loaned us a few different artifacts, including three vintage racing vehicles. We hope that people will come out and enjoy it.” Goforth says this is a collection you likely won’t see in the anywhere else in the Midwest.The exhibit will open with a street party in front of the Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North in Lincoln. It will be packed with family activities, food vendors and a special viewing of Harold Mauck’s 7-11 stock car. That runs from 2 until 6 p.m.

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