Welcome to the Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum, home to Arizona’s own unique regional racing exhibition. Founded by local business owner Steve Stroud, the museum is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of local historical racing images, gear, programs and open wheel race cars that continue to touch the spirit of race fans, owners, and drivers throughout the Southwest. Located adjacent to The Racers Advantage Store, the Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum also houses the Open Wheel Hall of Fame. Visiting hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12:00PM to 5:30PM, and Saturday 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
Steve Stroud, founder and CEO of the museum, was compelled to start displaying racing photographs and gear in the showroom of one of his Phoenix Parker Store locations. Customers took note and began asking questions. Inspired by his love of racing, the interest of his customers, and further encouraged by conversations with key figures in the motorsports world, Steve launched the Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum.
The current facility boasts 16,000 sq. ft. of displays, exhibits, and meeting space. The museum offers memberships to the public and hosts fundraisers to promote interest in local motorsports events and heritage. The meeting space, with a 250 person capacity, is available to host weddings, reunions, celebrations, racing meetings — in short, anything with a connection to motorsports.
Plan to visit regularly, or better yet, purchase a membership to stay current on the latest museum developments. For questions about memberships, hours, exhibits, or event space availability, please contact Pam Lambert 602-438-0022.