If you are a car aficionado, chances are you've visited a few auto museums over the years. Perhaps you were looking for a specific car or cars from a certain time period. Whatever your interest, you love cars and enjoy the rich history and detailed craftsmanship. If you are looking to take a quick day trip in the Carolinas, here are the top auto museums to visit.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame. Unless you've been living under a rock, you certainly know about the popularity of NASCAR in the south. The Hall of Fame Glory Road features 18 race cars reflecting six generations that have been driven by racing's most famous drivers. NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees are also celebrated in the Hall of Honor.
Memory Lane Museum. This historic auto museum is located in Moorseville, NC, about 30 minutes north of Charlotte. Memory Lane has over 150 exhibits tracing the history of the automobile. From the buggy to present day vehicles, Memory Lane showcases a wide display. They've even provided cars and props for some local movie sets.
The Darlington Raceway Stockcar Museum. Located in Darlington, SC, the Raceway Museum offers visitors a history of stock car racing and other tidbits of racing trivia throughout the years. In the back of the building, visitors can walk through the National Motorsports Press Associates Hall of Fame, which has interactive exhibit and memorabilia showcasing the sport of NASCAR racing.
BMW Zentrum. If you are a fan of BMW, visit the only American plant in Spartanburg, SC. Learn about the past, present and future of BMW. Exhibits include some of the rarest models on display, and guided tours of the plant are possible.