El Paso Museum of History Presents
“Man-Made Thunder”: The History of Racing in the Borderland
An exhibit opening to the public Saturday, August 28, 2010
The desert southwest, with its dry climate and large open spaces, has been an ideal spot to test the speed of a variety of vehicles over the past century. "Man-Made Thunder": The History of Racing in the Borderland tells the story of the men and women, tracks, and race cars that have been part of automobile racing in El Paso and Juarez. Curated by racing and 20th century El Paso history enthusiast Chris Babcock (www.elpasoracinghistory.org), the exhibit includes actual race cars, helmets, fire suits, signal flags, race track programs, photographs, and interactive advertising displays from MSD Ignition, an El Paso company that has produced race car components for the past forty years.
Please join the El Paso Museum of History in an off-track glimpse of veteran cars and paraphernalia from a sport which nationally rivals football in viewer attendance. The exhibit opens to the public Saturday, August 28, 2010. For more information call Barbara Angus at 351-3588 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Museum of History
The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.