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Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

places to celebrate cars

SEAN MATHIS / MILES THROUGH TIME

Miles Through Time in Toccoa provides a glimpse of automotive history.

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Georgia Magazine

June 2019

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

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eorgia has a storied place in the history of
auto racing. If you have a need for speed,
here are five places to check out.
Did you know that Dawsonville is the birthplace
of stock car racing? It makes sense that the Georgia
Racing Hall of Fame is there. The Georgia Racing Hall
of Fame honors individuals who are part of Georgia's racing community. Vintage racing cars are on
display outside of the museum. Inside, visitors
can see tons of racing memorabilia and stop by the
Elliott Family Legacy Room to learn how NASCAR
Hall of Famer Bill Elliott and his son Chase have
contributed to the sport. See georgiaracinghof.com
for information.
The Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta
features a simulator lab that gives visitors the chance
to drive and/or race Porsche vehicles in a challenging, fun environment. The lab helps drivers improve
their concentration, racing skills and reflexes. Learn
more at porschedriving.com.

Above: O'Reilly
Auto Parts Friday
Night Drags, a
street-style dragracing series, runs
through August
at Atlanta Motor
Speedway.

Since 1960, the Atlanta Motor
Speedway in Hampton has hosted races,
concerts and even business conventions.
The 850-acre speedway is well-known for
hosting the annual Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500, the Atlanta 250 and Georgia 200
Doubleheader and the Monster Energy
NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Day
races. However, exciting events occur
year-round, including Friday night drag
races. Visit atlantamotorspeedway.com
for more information.
Miles Through Time is a co-op-style
automotive museum in Toccoa. Visitors
can view-or even buy-classic cars and
motorcycles in a 14,000-square-foot,
renovated auto dealership built in 1939.
The museum showcases more than 100
years of automotive history and adds new
memorabilia each week, so there's always
something new to see. For details, see
milesthroughtime.com.
The Dixie Speedway in Woodstock
features a 3/8-mile track made of Georgia
red clay. Built in 1968, the speedway is
celebrating its 50th anniversary season
and hosts more than 30 racing events, including American Flat Track motorcycle
and national touring stock car races. For
more info, visit dixiespeedway.com.
These are just a few of the places to
see fast cars in Georgia. Visit explore
georgia.org for more.
-Courtney Thompson


http://www.georgiaracinghof.com http://www.porschedriving.com http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com http://www.milesthroughtime.com http://www.dixiespeedway.com http://www.exploregeorgia.org http://www.exploregeorgia.org

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