Petty Museum will close on Friday April 14th 2017 for Good Friday
Posted April 12, 2017, 3:43 pm
The Petty Museum will close one day, April 14th 2017 for Good Friday.
We will re-open on Saturday April 15th 2017 and be open all week following Easter.
NASCAR HALL OF FAME EXHIBIT
Posted March 22, 2017, 1:54 pm
PETTY: Building a Family Legacy on exhibit at Nascar Hall of Fame till July 2017.
Featuring artifacts that have never been seen by the Public.
On Wednesday March 29th, the Petty Museum Staff will be attending a private viewing. The Museum will close that day, Wednesday March 29th 2017 @ 3:30 so we will be able to attend.
This would be a wonderful day trip for all you Petty Fans to see.
RIchards 80th Birthday Celebration
Posted January 16, 2017, 2:14 pm
Please check out web-site for updated information on upcoming events and news on Richard Petty's 80th Birthday celebration. Go to the web page listed.
Petty Museum to Sell Original Adam Petty Diecast Cars
Posted August 15, 2016, 4:39 pm
Petty Museum to Sell Original Adam Petty Diecast Cars
Proceeds to Benefit Petty Family Foundation
The Petty Museum today announced they will begin selling the original diecast cars of Adam Petty, the fourth generation driver of the Petty family. The Museum will sell the original No. 45 diecasts in 1/64 scale and 1/24 scale at a cost of $8 and $45 dollars respectively.
Proceeds from sales of the diecast cars will benefit the Petty Family Foundation. The Foundation will then donate funds to support Victory Junction, the camp built in honor of Adam Petty. Additional donations will go into the college tuition fund of Adam's nieces and nephews.
"After Adam's accident, all of his merchandise was taken off the shelves across the country," explained Sharon Farlow, Executive Director, Petty Museum and daughter of Richard Petty. "The family and the Museum had this merchandise stored until earlier this year when we began to sell his shirts and hats. We are now ready to sell the diecast cars that we have in stock."
"Our purpose is to always remember Adam," continued Sharon. "This is an opportunity for fans to also remember Adam and at the same time make a purchase to give back to the Petty Family Foundation and help aid Victory Junction, a place that we all cherish."
Fans may purchase the diecast cars and all remaining original Adam Petty merchandise at the Petty Museum located at 309 Branson Mill Road in Level Cross, N.C.
Fans may also call the Petty Museum at 336-495-1143 or visit Petty Museum on Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Walk of Fame Bricks
Posted April 29, 2015, 5:57 pm
April 11, 2016
"Walk of Fame” Bricks to Benefit Petty Homestead"
(Level Cross, NC) Starting today, the Petty Museum is offering memorial bricks to the public, as a part of the museum's capital campaign fundraiser.
The "Walk of Fame" bricks will be laid in front of NASCAR legend Richard Petty's homestead, which is located beside the Petty Museum.
Bricks can either be dedicated to someone who has passed away, or can honor someone special in your life.
The cost for each brick is $100, and all proceeds go to support the Petty Museum Capital Campaign.
For more information call Bonnie Davis at (336) 495-1143.
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Governor McCrory Proclaims March 31 "Richard Petty Day"
Posted April 1, 2015, 8:15 pm
Raleigh, NC (March 31, 2015) - Governor Pat McCrory celebrated a living legend today at the Executive Mansion, proclaiming March 31, 2015 "Richard Petty Day" in North Carolina.
To see full article, visit http://pettyfamilyfoundation.org/NewsEvents/LatestNews/tabid/65/ItemId/56/Governor-McCrory-Proclaims-March-31-Richard-Petty-Day.aspx.
We love to have your children visit here too!
Posted June 20, 2014, 3:32 pm
While at the Petty Museum you can have your child color a picture in the kids room and watch a movie. If you put your address on the back after they color, Richard Petty will autograph it and it will be mailed back to your child.
We have a special car exhibit from the Pixar Movie featuring Mr. & Mrs. The King with the Hudson Hornet!
Petty Museum Store Now Open!
Posted April 3, 2014, 11:22 am
Visit our Petty Museum Store today, or call 336-495-1143 to order over the phone!
Petty Enterprises Historical Site transformation is well underway...
Posted April 3, 2014, 10:36 am
There have been many changes taking place at the Petty Museum. There are many items to see and places to visit while you are here. The Petty Garage has a large viewing area and they are expanding their operation. High Performance Vehicles, antique and classic car restoration.
The Reaper Shed is now open to visitors. This area is where Petty Enterprises began.
Lee Petty built his first race car in this Shed. This was the first and only building on the premises when it began in 1949.
The Petty Home place is in the process of being open by this summer.
The Passing of LYNDA GAYLE OWENS PETTY
Posted March 25, 2014, 11:33 pm
For Immediate Release
LYNDA GAYLE OWENS PETTY
March 6, 1942 - March 25, 2014
Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, 72, one of the first women of NASCAR and its most beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina today. She was surrounded by her family.
Affectionately known as "Mrs. Lynda" to so many, Lynda Petty set a standard for being a loving, supportive and, when needed, an authoritative wife and mother. She also set the benchmark for being a leader in her local community while raising a family in the fast-growing sport of stock car racing.
It was with strong will that Petty fought cancer over the past several years. It was the same determination that led her to make a difference as a Red Cross volunteer, a school volunteer, the president of the athletic booster club and a Girl and Boy Scout leader in her lifetime. She also served on the Randolph County School Board for 16 years and was on the board of the Randolph County Hospice.
Lynda helped start the Racing Wives Auxiliary and will always be remembered as the wife to Richard Petty. Their steadfast love endured trials that only a marriage of over 50 years can. Through triumph and heartache, Lynda Petty was the castle that supported a king in private and public moments.
Lynda is proceeded by grandson Adam K. Petty and is survived by her loving husband Richard; son, Kyle and daughters Sharon and husband Terry Farlow; Lisa and husband Charlie Luck; Rebecca and husband Brian Moffitt. In addition, she is survived by grandchildren Austin Petty and wife Sarah; Hannah and husband Brad Leonard; Montgomery and husband Randy Schlappi; Maggie and Kyle Farlow; Richard, Sarah and Margaret Luck; Helen, Thad and Harrison Moffitt, and great grandchildren Sullivan Mae Schlappi and Adam Christopher Stonewall Petty.
A private memorial service for family and friends will be held at Reverie Place in Randleman, North Carolina which Pastor Kenny Crosswhite will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following:
Petty Family Foundation
311 Branson Mill Road
Randleman, N.C. 27317
A public memorial service will not be held and the family asks for privacy at this time.
The family offered the following statement to the public:
"We wish to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us and our family throughout the years and at this time. We will forever love and miss a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend."
Petty Enterprises Site Named as Local Historical Landmark
Posted March 13, 2014, 10:18 am
Press Release ~ For Immediate Release
Richard Petty Museum Completes Move Back Home
Petty Enterprises Site Named as Local Historical Landmark
LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (March 12, 2014) - After moving from downtown Randleman, N.C., to storage and now to its first and original home, the Richard Petty Museum celebrated its Grand Re-Opening Wednesday evening at the site of Petty Enterprises in Level Cross.
Petty Holds Local Historical Marker
With "The King" Richard Petty in attendance, local city, county and state officials from North Carolina marked different locations as local historical landmarks at the Museum. The locations included the "A-Frame Building," the first home of Petty Engineering where Lee Petty founded the family dynasty and the Lee Petty House, birthplace of both "The King" and his NASCAR Hall of Fame brother Maurice. After the dedication, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to open the Richard Petty Museum to the public.
The Richard Petty Museum holds memorabilia and personal collections of the most decorated American stock car driver in history. The Museum was founded at the race shop in Level Cross in 1988 by Lynda Petty, but was moved to Randleman in 2003 due to space demands of the expanding race operation. Randleman, the neighboring city where Richard Petty went to high school, then became the home of the Museum. With the race operation, Richard Petty Motorsports, now operating in Concord, N.C., it was decided to move the museum back to its original location. After months of moving, the Museum is now open to the public.
"It's just good to have it back home and open for everyone to come see us," said Petty. "We're really showing a lot of history here on the grounds where my daddy built the race team. It's something we hope the fans come see, enjoy and tell their friends about. We tried to pack as much racing memorabilia as possible, but also have stuff from our movies and other different things. There is something here for everyone to enjoy."
One of Richard Petty's First Cars Located at the Museum in Level Cross, N.C.
The new-look museum feature exhibits of the Petty family's four members in the Hall of Fame (Lee, Richard, Dale Inman and Maurice), of "Mr. and Mrs. The King" from the Pixar film "Cars" and of the family's many contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
Rebecca Moffitt, Executive Director of the Petty Family Foundation, was critical in the move. The daughter of Lynda and Richard Petty was delighted that local officials recognized the sites of the Richard Petty Museum.
"We're grateful for our local officials to recognize the landmarks of the Richard Petty Museum," said Moffitt. "This will ensure that the Petty story will live on for decades to come and we hope that many fans take the time to come out to the museum."
The museum will also host special events including an opening gala and other events to benefit the Petty Family Foundation. For a tour or more information about the Richard Petty Museum, call 336-495-1143
Breaking Limits for Richard Petty Motorsports
403 Gilead Road, Suite A
Huntersville, NC 28078
Richard Petty Museum Press Release & Details...
Posted November 4, 2013, 1:07 pm
Richard Petty Museum to Move Home -
Will Relocate Back to Original Home, Former Site of Petty Enterprises in 2014 (Press Release courtesy of Richard Petty Motorsports)
LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (November 4, 2013) – The Richard Petty Museum is coming home. After 10 years of being located in downtown Randleman, North Carolina, the museum that holds memorabilia and personal collections of the most decorated American stock car driver in history is going back home to Level Cross. The Museum will be located on the site of the original Petty Engineering and later Petty Enterprises race shop. The site currently is the home of Petty’s Garage and the Petty Family Foundation.
The Museum was founded at the race shop in Level Cross in 1988 by Lynda Petty but moved to Randleman in 2003 after space demands of the expanding race operation. Randleman, the neighboring city where Richard Petty went to high school, then became the home of museum. With the race operation, Richard Petty Motorsports, now operating in Concord, North Carolina, it was decided to move the museum back to its original location.
“It is just time to move the museum back to its original location,” said “The King” Richard Petty. “We are really grateful for everyone in Randleman for allowing us to move the museum there when our race shop had to grow. We now have the opportunity to move it back to where it all started, and I think everyone agrees that’s where it belongs. We want people to come and see the history on the same ground where it all happened. We’re going to take the time to make it even better too. It’s exciting for our family, and we hope everyone will enjoy it with us.”
After it’s relocation and renovation, the museum will not only recover its spot in the building first built to house Kyle Petty’s race program but will eventually expand to include the “Reaper Shed,” first home of Petty Engineering where Lee Petty found the family dynasty. The museum will also include the Dodge Barn, built in the days of the team’s close connection to Dodge and Plymouth. Finally, fans will be able to also visit the Lee Petty House, birthplace of both The King and his brother Maurice. The new-look museum will also feature exhibits of the Petty family’s four members in the Hall of Fame (Lee, Richard, Dale Inman and Maurice), of “Mr. and Mrs. The King” from the Pixar film “Cars” and of the family’s many contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
Rebecca Moffitt, Executive Director of the Petty Family Foundation, will play a key role in the move of the museum. The daughter of Lynda and Richard Petty has been preparing for the move for months.
“This has been a project that our family has been working over the last year,” said Moffitt. “We’re thankful for the people in Randleman to allow us to host the museum in their downtown, and now, we want to move it back to the original race shop. It will really give fans the most genuine look at the Petty racing history. We’re going to work hard with many in the community and state to ensure that when we open in the original location that it’s a destiny for all race fans.”
Michael LaPaglia of LaPaglia Associates in Durham has been hired to design and construct the new exhibits. Local attorney and historian Mac Whatley of Asheboro has been hired as Executive Director of the Museum to oversee the move and plan the facility’s future expansion. The museum will also host special events including an opening gala and other special events to benefit the Petty Family Foundation.
The move is effective immediately, and while the new exhibits will not open until February of 2014, the museum will provide limited tour opportunities at the Level Cross facility during the move and renovation period. Call 336-495-1143 to book a reservation.
Richard Petty Show Cars are Available!
Posted September 6, 2012, 10:43 am
Would you like to have a legendary race car or modern day hot rod at your special event or place of business? We can make it happen! Contact us at (336) 495-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.