Unser Museum Tour
Unser Museum Tour
Drive Dates: Thursday & Saturday, April 26 & April 28, 2018
Distance: 49.8 miles (round trip)
Estimated Total Time of Tour: 5 hours
We’ll leave the Tamaya Resort for a short 45-minute morning drive along Unser Boulevard located on the upper west side of Albuquerque. Unser Boulevard (appropriately named) provides a nice view of the Sandia Mountains and the Bosque as we work our way south to the museum.
The Unser Racing Museum is a non-profit organization that celebrates the accomplishments of New Mexico’s premier racing family, the Unsers. The museum speaks to multiple generations of the Unsers, from patriarch Jerry Unser, to Al Unser III. The exhibits are multi-dimensional and use modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor into the exciting world of racing.
Shaped like a steering wheel, the museum features multiple exhibits, including actual race cars driven by the Unsers. The museum spans the early days of racing at Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the latest racing technologies, including a simulator that puts you in the driver’s seat. The museum was recently expanded to include a new annex with even more racing history and memorabilia. This new building contains a wide variety of cars, from fully restored antiques to winning race cars.
We’ve arranged for guided tours to provide a better understanding about the Unser family’s racing history. Docents will also be available to answer questions as you explore the many exhibits on your own.
After the museum we’ll drive to lunch via Rio Grande Boulevard. This road takes us past some beautiful New Mexico-style homes, and eventually to the home (and garage) of a long-term member of the Roadrunner Region. He requested to host a “Welcome to New Mexico” luncheon for Treffen participants following the Unser tour. Rudy’s barbeque will be served, and you can enjoy an outstanding personal car collection that was years in the making.
09:00 - Meeting Time
09:45 - 10:30 Drive to Unser Museum
10:30 - 12:00 Unser Museum
12:00 - 12:30 Drive to Corrales
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Return drive to Tamaya
The tour officially ends after lunch. For those who wish to return to the Tamaya together, the tour leaders will depart for the hotel shortly after lunch.
Unser Racing Museum: http://www.unserracingmuseum.com/
Tour Meister Note: Grab a cup of coffee and take a morning drive through Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s west side. Enjoy the view and take in a classic race car museum. Have lunch with a great car-guy who restored his dad’s 356 (parked next to the Carrera GT).
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