Unser Racing Museum

For decades, the Unser family, of Albuqerque NM, has dominated the sport of auto racing. The Unser Racing Museum has a collection of racing cars and also some classic cars from the family’s private collection. (I confess I’m not a racing fan, though I did go to high school with Mike Andretti.)

Here are some photos from a visit.

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The museum

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Brothers Al and Bobby Unser got their start at the Pike’s Peak races. This was one of their cars.

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Inside one of the Pike’s Peak racers

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The 1968 Eagle in which Bobby Unser won his first Indianapolis 500

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2001 Starz Superpak racer driven by Al Unser Jr

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1962 Novi in which Al Unser won the 1970 Indy 500. I like the paintjob. 🙂

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IROC car driven by Al Unser Jr

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”Johnny Lightning” dirt car driven by Al Unser in 1970

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Inside the cockpit

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The car in which Bobby Unser won his fourth Indy 500

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One of the Unser brothers was sponsored by Firestone and the other by Goodyear, so to not play favorites, Mom and Dad Unser split their shirts in half and wore both at the same time

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“Al’s Sunday Car”—a 1994 reproduction Shelby Cobra

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A World War One “Liberty Truck”, part of the family’s private collection

 

 

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