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Mercer racing exhibit continues with two programs

The Mercer Museum’s racing exhibit continues this month with two programs.

Drag Strip Memories takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. July 15 at the museum, 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown.

The program will explore the history of local drag racing in the 1950s and 1960s. Hear from several drag racers, mechanics and engine-builders about the action and atmosphere at the region’s drag strips. Guests are encouraged to come equipped with their own memorabilia and stories to share.

The second program, The Greatest Show on Dirt: Automobile Racing at Langhorne Speedway, takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. July 28, also at the museum.

Be transported to the Langhorne Speedway, one of the nation’s first tracks built purposely for motor racing. Alison Kreitzer, adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, will speak on the expansion of auto racing during the first half of the 20th century and the successes of the local fair circuit at the time.

Both programs are part of the “Racing: A Need for Speed” exhibit at the Mercer Museum, which examines the history and culture of racing spanning four sports (foot racing, horse racing, cycling and motorsports). Entrance into the exhibit and all special programs is included with museum admission.




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