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“Great little gem of a museum!”

Mount Dora Museum Of Speed
Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Mount Dora
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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, Cobra's, Classic Trucks,Ford Woodie, and occasionally a 'Rat Rod'~ all make appearances here. Antiques for sale in the Gift Shoppe. Experience a HUGE 50+ Year collection of NEON Signs, Vintage Porcelain Advertising Signs, Gas Pumps, Air Towers, Jukeboxes, Cola Machines, and Pedal Cars/Strollers & 1/4 & FULL 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! Plus, see Brooke Burke Autographed Guitar (former: "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,Vintage Gilmore Race Driver, Texaco Attendant, Hippie 'Groupie',Greyhound Bus Driver,and Ambulance Attendant & Nurse, recently added: 4 'working' 50's Black & White TV's with original programs! There is so much to see: Most folks circulate the Museum several times. We even added a 1952 Alan Herschell vintage Amusement Ride called "Sky Raiders" on the ceiling![ Please note: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. By far, The Most Fun Hour+ you can spend in Mt.Dora. Call 1st for Sat. Hours as we sometimes close to attend Car Shows elsewhere.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 25, 2012

It looks small on the outside but inside it is jammed packed with antique cars , tvs and other items from bygone days. While it is the collection of the owner and his wife, they have put together some great displays of their collections. Cars ranging from a 1930's hearse and supplies to 1960 muscle cars to cars and model airplanes hanging from the ceiling are interesting to see. The bonus for us was the owner taking about an hour explaining the collections. Be sure to check out his guitar collection. Both my husband and myself really enjoyed this museum!

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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

Time to go back and Thank Everyone for their Past Support

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

My wife and I travelled all the way from Boston to visit the museum and found it the highlight of our Florida trip. Anyone who enjoys classic cars and Americana memorabilia will be fascinated by this unique place. Small in size but packed with enough to keep even the casual observer engaged for hours. The museum is private and the obvious passion of Kerry andCindy. While Kerry sells unique and restored classics, the museum is not a showroom but a tribute to America and the classics. We loved it and felt as if we made two new friends thanks to their hospitality and personal touch. And by the way, Mount Dora itself is a great little town...wonderful shops and restaurants with a sleepy small town feel that took us back to a slower pace, if but for a day.

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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

It's more than cars... there's a variety of things to see from floor to ceiling. Don't let the exterior fool you. It's worth every minute of your time. Terrific!

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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2012

Hello CmNaabe! Thanks a Million for taking the time to write TripAdvisor about your visit. I just added even more 50's Gas Pumps, a Coca Cola machine and Porcelain Signs to the display so, we'll have even more antiques to show you & yours again. It's folks like you that make this whole wild trip worthwhile. Please come see us again.... Kerry & Cindy, ' Wally' and 'Annie' (our cats)!

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Reviewed March 17, 2012

While I was the car enthusiast in our group of 5, everyone said they really enjoyed seeing not only great cars, but also so many collectibles from the fifties? From antique baby strollers to memorabilia from traveling route 66, there is a lot to see. The owner took time to explain the history of many of the things on display as well as the cars. His enthusiasm was contagious.Few people seem to know about this museum and we had the place to ourselves.

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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

Thank you very much for your support

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Don't let the outside deceive you. This treasure trove is bigger than it looks and is jam packed with rarities not limited to the auto industry that will make you retrace your steps to catch what you missed the first time. A great trip down memory lane.

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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

Time to go back and Thank Everyone for their Support

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