Air Racing

Need for Speed

The history of air racing dates back to the early 20th century when aviation was still in its infancy. It quickly became a popular sport, captivating audiences with thrilling displays of speed and skill. In the 1920s and 1930s, air racing gained further prominence with the National Air Races in the United States. Today, air racing continues to thrive as a high-octane motorsport, combining innovation, competition, and a passion for flight in spectacular aerial showcases.

With a trio of vintage air-race airplanes from the early years of aviation, this exhibit explores air racing and its history in the United States. This gallery now features new items from the Ninety-nines as well as the Air Race Classic.

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