SPEED: Science in Motion

 SPEED: Science in Motion – a fun, interactive special exhibition exploring the technology behind the fastest vehicles known to man – is now open to the public at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Designed and Produced by Scitech and Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, SPEED: Science in Motion is an immersive and fun adventure for all ages, testing minds and bodies in a unique and engaging environment.

SPEED: Science in Motion features the fastest vehicles mankind has every produced, including space ships, rockets, planes, trains, race cars, motorcycles, jet boats, and more!

Through simple explanations of complex ideas and demonstrations of how the laws of physics and complex mechanics combine with human reaction and response, the mysteries of these peak performance endeavors are revealed in a relatable and practical way.

SPEED: Science in Motion features exciting, interactive and informative exhibits complimented by in-depth support resources for children, parents and teachers alike.

Each month will see a new set of themed vehicles in SPEED: Science in Motion, beginning with "Land-Speed Record-Holders" in February. Currently on display:

  • The Arfons "Green Monster" land speed record setting jet car
  • Top 1 “Ack Attack,” the fastest motorcycle in the world at 376.4 mph
  • Ferguson Racing’s “Paramount Forge” streamliner SCTA record holder car with a top speed of 349.939 mph at Bonneville in 2016
  • National LSR holder1963 Studebaker Avanti, with Best Standing Mile of 185.4 mph
  • Record-setting Moto Guzzi Motorcycle, with top speed of 170.856 mph
  • Bagnell-Chenowth Racing 500cc motorcycle land speed record holder with a top speed of 130.672 mph
  • Specially-designed bicycle used by Denise Mueller to set the Women’s LSR at 147.7 mph
  • Rare Belly Tank Car fabricated from a World War II drop tank
  • An iconic 1920s Miller Indy Car which set a land speed record at El Mirage in November 2016 in the Vintage Four Cylinder Flathead class of 124 mph

The Arfons "Green Monster"

“This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most iconic Land-Speed Record-Holders all in the same place for the first time ever,” said Jim Kidrick, President and CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “Throughout the entire year, SPEED: Science in Motion offers an exciting lineup of the fastest planes, jets, rockets, cars, motorcycles, boats, bicycles in the world. You won’t want to miss it.”

After "Land-Speed Record-Holders," "Drag Racing" takes over in March. April’s theme is "Race Boats," with "Speed, Elegance and Electric" coming in May. "Sports Cars" dominate June and "Hot Rods" heat up in July. "Motorcycles, Bicycles and Lowriders" rumble into town in August, and "Open Wheel and Go Karts" take over in September. A rare glimpse of "Hollywood and Movie Cars" debuts in October, and "Drift, Rally and Interactive Cars" zoom in for November. "Off Road" vehicles close out SPEED in December.

SPEED: Science in Motion runs through 2018. The exhibition will be open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Museum's admissions desk.

Don’t miss it!

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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