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“Great cars and vintage memorabilia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Dora Museum Of Speed

Mount Dora Museum Of Speed
206 North Highland Street, (On The Corridor to Historic Downtown), Mount Dora, FL 32757
+1 352-385-0049
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Mount Dora
Type: Museums
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Owner description: We hope these photos will help give you a peek at the inside this private Museum. Your visit here is a chance to 'take a Dejavu trip' through Time, walk through our 7,000 sq. ft. facility, and enjoy some of America's Finest Classic American Muscle Cars, Collectible Foreign Cars like Porsche and sometimes Ferrari."Professional" Cars (Hearse & Ambulance),and lo-mile Old-Timers from the 30's-40's-50's, '66-'67 Shelby's, Mid-Year Vette's, 2-Cobra's, Classic Trucks,Ford Woodie,1959 Cadillac Eldorado and occasionally a 'Rat Rod'~ all make appearances here. Experience a HUGE 44+ Year collection of NEON Signs, Vintage Porcelain Advertising Signs, Gas Pumps, Air Towers, Jukeboxes, Cola Machines, and Pedal Cars/Strollers & 1/4 Midget Race Cars. There's even a display of Autographed Guitars w/Backstage Passes from famous 'Rockers' & Country Artists: including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Ozzy Ozbourne, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood, Don Henley & His group, Billy Ray Cyrus, Graham Nash, George Thorogood, Chicago, Member's of the '99 Lollapalooza Tour, Montgomery & Gentry, & Chet Atkins,Madonna's Autographed underpants, and the entire Cast Signed, Guitar from A&E TV's "Pawn Stars" including 'ChumLee' & the "Old Man", plus a new display on TV's "Duck Dynasty" featuring taxidermy, life size stand-up's of all the characters, "Si's Tea Glass" and more! Plus, see Brooke Burke Autographed Guitar ("Dancing w/The Stars"). We also added for the Ladies; Unique Mannequin's with Period Dress covering the 40's-50's-60's: Airline Stewardess/Pilot, Drive-In Girl on Skates, Race Driver, Texaco Attendant, Hippie 'Groupie',Greyhound Bus Driver,and Ambulance Attendant & Nurse, recently added: 4 'working' 50's B&W TV's with original programs! There is so much to see: Most folks circulate the Museum several times.[Due to damage not covered by insurance we do not permit ANY camera's with removable lenses]. Small cameras & i.phone cameras are welcome. This is an Adult Museum, No Children under 14.
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“Great cars and vintage memorabilia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you are in the Mount Dora area and you like vintage cars and memorabilia then you must stop at this museum. It is small but jam packed with great finds like vintage cars, gas pumps, signs, photos, signed guitars etc.. The owner was so welcoming and could have easily turned us away since he was officially closed. He chose to let us in and even spent time with us and told us about his cars and items. He was a very nice and interesting guy. Call ahead before you make the trip to make sure it is open. This is a place with really interesting vintage items and the owner is very passionate about collecting. He keeps the place really nice and clean. He also recommended a nice local place in town to eat and he was so right about the good food at Codys on 4th. Check it out after your visit to the museum. A nice way to spend the day. Thanks for the warm welcome and sharing your collection with us.

Visited September 2012
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind words. I am constantly searching for new display items and cars for display ...in fact, we just got back from Hershey, PA. and the 5 day car Show and Flea Market! Brought back some Real Prizes. So, hopefully, the next time you return ~ we'll have even more for you to see.
Glad to read you liked Cody's On 4th little eatery. Try the Frog & Monkey English Pub also~ BOTH are Supreme Restaurants with unique menus! Happy Motoring! Kerry & Cindy
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“What An Absolute Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Who would have ever guessed that one of Florida's premiere car museums is tucked away in sleepy Mount Dora just a few moments away from all the other wonderful attractions in that cute town. The museum is an incredible surprise - actually jaw dropping when you walk through the door. Kerry and Cindy (the owners) are encyclopedic in their knowledge of every item that is contained within their four walls, small or large. And while the museum functions as an antique car business at its core, you can't help but be very entertained by the privilege of a tour. I have been twice now. On my most recent visit we took eight visitors with us as one of our day's touring events. Whether or not you know anything about cars and related memorabilia you mustn't pass up on this treat.

Visited August 2012
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Wow! By your Avatar I thought I missed one of the Rolling Stones coming in.... (LOL)! Thanks so much for your Kind Words. Yes, some of the cars ARE for sale~ that's how we survive this Roller Coaster Economy. It also keeps the floor 'fresh' with new sight's every time someone comes through the Museum. There's always a new Classic Car, Truck , even Vintage Aluminum Trailer or Classic Vespa to greet you. We are so lucky to do what we LOVE for a hobby ! Thanks again for bringing your guests, we appreciate the business. Kerry & Cindy
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“Sweet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

After years of riding by this little museum in Mount Dora we made a point of actually going there, and are we glad we did. In addition to a small, but oustanding collection of rare autos (a few of which are for sale......drool...), it is the additional complimenting memorabilia that really sets this museum apart from so many car collections. We were there on a slow week day and were fortunate to have the owner spend some personal time with us providing background on the collection, which brought back memories for my wife and I. We both really enjoyed our visit. Great for car nuts. Oustanding for baby boomers. Modest fee. Easy in and out. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Wow, Thanks So Much For Your 5 Star Review! I can't tell you how much it means to us to be Appreciated! Just keeping all these cars clean -is wearing me out :o)
Anytime you or your wife want to TRADE one of those Shovelhead Harleys on one of my cars - just call ...... Ride 2 Live, Live 2 Ride !
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“A Central Florida Jewel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Tucked away in beautiful Mount Dora, this Museum was perfect for our annual friends reunion. Ten of us (five couples) meet yearly at various places to catch up with old friends. We had breakfast in Mt. Dora and visited this amazing museums. The owners gave us a wonderful tour which has something that appeals to both men & women. It is chock-full of all sorts of vintage memorabilia along with sparkling cars with some great stories to tell....like stepping into a time warp. Not limited to just wheels, there are other items scattered about to catch your interest. Well worth a visit and the town of Mount Dora is a great place to visit also. Note:not for children as these cars are valuable and many of the antiques are fragile. Save this museum for the grown-ups who remember when it was okay to drive around & not worry about gas prices!

Visited August 2012
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you so much for visiting us. I had to laugh out loud after reading your kind review remembering "The Times" you mentioned...... when each of us pooled 50cents -$2.00 (@25cents a gal.) so we COULD cruise around in our Classic Cars, see and be seen, in those Golden Oldie Days. We hope we have 'captured' that same spirit in those Wonderful Good Times here at the Mount Dora of Speed. It's not just about Cool old cars but, those outfits, Art Deco Gas Pumps & Baby Strollers, Coca Cola Machines, Drive-In Trays and lack of 'Air Conditioning' that made the 50-60's so memorable. It's hard to believe those unpretentious Times are... Gone Forever. Thank you so much for passing through and sharing all this with us; we really Do appreciate it . Kerry & Cindy
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“Cracking little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

What an absolutely fantastic visit this was, my husband is interested in classic cars and me and our daughter always tag along. This museum had something for everything, it wasn't just about muscle cars, far from it in fact, the cars were stunning but it was the detail in the attraction that blew me and my daughter away making our trip as enjoyable as his. Whilst he looked at the cars, we were able to look at all the exhibits from the different decades, the detail that has gone into making this place feel like you are walking back in time is amazing. The family who own the place were so welcoming and they came out and chatted to us and answered questions we had. We got a free keyring as we left, and as warm a goodbye as we had welcome. Highly recommended, I'd return here again. It's difficult to find things that interest a 17 year old, this place blew her away, she now wants to decorate her bedroom with 50's and 60's memorablia!

Visited August 2012
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Sarah H; Thank you so much for your 5 Star Review. In fact, reading your other TripAdvisor reviews I can't tell you how much we appreciate yet another 'positive' person visiting us. You already have us in your corner, as we LOVE England having taken Holiday there several times. The folks in the U.K. are so warm, friendly and helpful. Thanks for snapping & posting a few photo's, I'm HAPPY to hear we have infected your daughter with the 'petrolina fever' (ha-ha). Please check her temperature and the air in her tires :o) . Let us know if we can help start her collection. Thanks Again for the "Smashing Good Review".
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