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The motorsports museum in Wilsonville is closed until at least March 31 because of the COVID-19 outbreak

COURTESY WOS - The symbol of the renowned car maker.The World of Speed has postponed the opening of its Ferrari exhibit until at least March 31 to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Ferrari exhibit has been scheduled to open on March 21 to replace the one on Ford Mustangs.

All activities and programs at the World of Speed will be postponed.

"The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, staff and our community will always be our top priority," said Lewis Ferguson, World of Speed Motorsports Museum Interim Executive Director. 'We feel a responsibility to follow the public health recommendation to minimize nonessential social contact and 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19 infections."

The Ferrari exhibit is scheduled to include such rare and historic models as the 1935 Tipo C Grand Prix race car that launched the company and a 1997 F310B Formula One car driven by five-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher. Also on display will be the one-of-a-kind 375 MM race car with a who's-who list of drivers, including Alberto Ascari, Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles.

When it opens, the beauty and style of Ferrari also will be showcased with several road cars, from the elegant 1963 250 GT Lusso to the modern 2017 812 Superfast, plus the 308 GTB and 1989 Testarossa made famous by Hollywood.

The World of Speed is an interactive motorsports museum at 27490 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville. For more information, go to www.worldofspeed.org.


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