Inside the 40,000 square foot museum, visitors will discover memorials to NASCAR racing greats, and several exhibits featuring the history and the machines of the prohibition moonshine runners that became racers and mechanics, and then NASCAR’s first drivers and team owners.
There is plenty to see outside with an array of vintage racing cars, and the Garden of Bricks and Winner’s Circle—both bearing plaques with the names of contributors to the museum’s creation.
My personal favorite is the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Room honoring the men and women who made Georgia racing famous—among its numerous inductees are: Raymond Parks, Gober Sosebee (“Wild Injun”), Bill Elliott (“Awesome Bill From Dawsonville”), Jimmy Mosteller, Mickey Swims and Bud Lunsford.
The Elliott Family Legacy Room is a section of the museum that pays tribute to the legendary NASCAR driver and Dawson County native, Bill Elliott. Featuring many of Elliott’s trophies, awards and several famous racecars and awards, the Legacy room with its many exciting exhibits is a chronicle of the entire Elliott family’s racing history that led to Dawsonville’s native son becoming the first driver to win $1 million dollars in a single race in 1985.
So start your engines and get on down to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame!