ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Al Unser Sr. and his brother Bobby are bringing to fruition an idea they’ve been kicking around for too long: building a racing museum.
“We’ve been thinking about it for five years or better,” Unser said. “Sometimes you don’t think about these things, but plans are moving along now.”
Soon, the two brothers born into the legendary Unser racing family will open a museum in north-central Albuquerque, NM, dedicated to their beloved sport. The museum will feature cars, driver suits, trophies and memorabilia.
Unser said plans are to revamp 13,000 square feet of existing buildings for the museum.
“We want to take all our race cars that we can find or reproduce and put them in a museum for the racing fraternity and the racing spectator to be able to come and see what went on through the Unser tradition,” Unser said. “It should be a good location.”
Unser won four Indianapolis 500s, and has combined with Bobby (three), and son, Al Jr. (two), for nine victories in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Al Jr. retired from the IndyCar Series on June 30.
Both Al Sr. and Bobby Unser are members of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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