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“Mount Dora Museum of Speed”

Mount Dora Museum Of Speed
Ranked #4 of 44 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 June 30, 2013

This is a must see when in Mount Dora. Although small the museum was great. The owners very nice people. Very knowledgable about the cars in the musuem. In order to see everything you have to walk around at least 4 times. It was great. Well worth the trip.

Thank alanam2112
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Thanks So Much... for including us in your trip from Fort Myers. Your review was very informative as well.... Folks really need to walk through 3-4 times to 'catch' all the nuances of every display. I kiddingly call it 'layered decorating' as it's almost impossible to see every display with ONE Glance. Most folks exclaim they missed what their partner saw, turn around, and go back through. We LOVE making folks happy and bringing back all those great memories. It makes our job(?) all worthwhile. Thanks again.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Unbelievable museum. Although it appears small, the amount of memorabilia, trinkets, and just cool stuff can keep you there for hours. The motor cars themselves are all unique bar none, in pristine condition and can be seen close up. The owner curator is a wealth of knowledge, extremely helpful, but couldn't quite understand my accent. All is forgiven you were amazing.
Definitely recommended!

Thank Stephen C
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Thank You Stephan! With the aid of your funny, little phone gadget, that stored pictures, contained a Global Positioning System AND transmitted International phone calls like magic, I was able to SEE your varied collection of cars, as well. Quite 'unique' especially the "Old-Timers"..... a surprise for such a young man.
My hearing??? Too many years in the Rock n Roll business. LOL . Apparently, my brand new hearing aids, I just got two days before your visit, will need an adjustment or 'upgraded' AGAIN. Here, I thought YOU were just a 'Quiet Talker' or , "The Car Whisperer".
Please come back soon, I really enjoyed your visit.....what's that?? I'm sorry....... what??? I can't see. Can you type double-spaced, in BOLD & ALL CAPS. T H A N K S

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We travelled all the way from NZ and ensured that we made the trip to Moutn Dora to see this private museum. We were warmly welcomed by the owners and their friendly cat. A great collection of cars and a very well decked out museum full of lots of interesting collectibles from years gone by. Take the time to make the trip to Mt Dora and spend the day, a lovely quaint small town, with plenty of cafes/restaurants. Take the time to wander around. Highly recomended to all car enthusiasts. Not a place to take small children to though.

Thank thenutsRangiora
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Hello New Zealand! And The Rangiora's! We already miss you heaps as our best intention is to -suck the kumura for - such prezzies and crackers on your appreciation of our hard yakka. For us, it goes beyond chocolate fish, the bees knees.... by jingoes, we're listening with ears flopping from go to whoa. We are so glad you didn't find our cars & lorries 'bodgy'. We think each one is a beaut. Thanks for giving them heaps and understanding why this Museum is really not for sprogs. Its the real ridgie didge. In fact, we thought you, and yours, were real corkers and we are choc-a-block with appreciation for your visit....you Little New Zealand Rippers.
Thanks for slowing for the judder bar while arriving and please stop again.
Ta; Kerry & Cindy
Translation to English: (All In Fun) To The Rangiora's : We are so glad you came to visit us and -we die for- such compliments and gracious comments on all our hard work. We are filled to overflowing with your kind words.... what an excellent surprise to hear you liked the place from start to finish. We are glad you also liked the selection of cars and didn't find any of them of inferior quality. We think each one is beautiful. Thanks for showering us with compliments and understanding, this Museum is really not the best format for children. It is the 'real thing'. In fact, we thought you both were really nice and are overflowing with appreciation for your visit. We found you an extreme delight. Thanks for driving slowly on arrival over the speed bumps. Your Biggest Fans; Kerry, Cindy & "Wally"

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This little museum, and it is little, is a delight. It is very well planned out and though it is not big, you will have lots of fun checking out all of the classic cars and other items from years ago. The owners did a wonderful job in showcasing their vehicles which are the best of the best.

Thank Odalys A
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Hello to the Adalys! I can't thank you enough for your kind words. There was, indeed, a lot of planning to make this the Best Entertainment Value in this area. Some times people expect the Guggenheim but, our Museum was designed purpose-built so, my wife and I could manage it alone and keep the admission price low. The City of Mount Dora made us flip the building around, build the structure close to the road, and bury it several ft. in the ground which makes it actually look smaller then it is . The fact the ceilings range from 16 feet to 26' results to nearly 147,000 cubic feet of display. The walls, floor and ceilings are all covered in antique items. ( I would like to invite you to come and help me DUST sometime. You might change your mind about "little" ~ LOL.)
Don't let the date (1926) on the front of the building fool you either, as it was just my attempt to make the architecture BLEND with the other local structures without constructing, yet another, ' ' Victorian'. The Good News is: Building it new in 2001, allows for not only creature comforts like a world-class security system but, 10 tons of Air Conditioning in the Summer and more than sufficient heat for those 5-6 days :) of cold weather we get in the Winter. We just added another all new display so, please ..."Come On Down" and see us again. Thanks a bunch!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We took off on our motorcycle for a trip to Mt. Dora. Beautiful day for a ride with an interesting destination.quaint town with restaurants, boutique type shops, wine tasting etc. a girls weekend paradise! The lake is beautiful and would have loved to have the time to take the tour - maybe next time..

Thank CandyQ
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BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Hi Candy Q; Thanks for coming to see us. Bike Week always lends us plenty of Bikers who drive over for a Trip Back To The 50's touring this great town, super cafe's and then, our Museum. We have plenty of parking and lot's to see. We do 'tours' , for 20 or more , for just $2 more per person and we'' tell you about all the neat nostalgia items from ceiling to floor. It usually takes about 1 hour and your free to ask questions at the end. So, organize a possie and make the trip. Looking forward to seeing you again; Kerry & Cindy

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