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Old 20th August 2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Larry H. Miller Museum

I was on business this week in Salt Lake City, and drove 20 minutes outside of town to Miller Motorsports Park. The park, owned by the family of Larry H. Miller, has the absolute best collection of GT40s. They have a car from each era, including P-103, P-1015, P-1074 and the MKII (P-1102) that finished second at LeMans in 1966. The also have one of the road cars that were produced.

If you ever get to Salt Lake City, it's a museum you need to visit...
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Old 20th August 2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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That's quite a collection!
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Old 21st August 2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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WOW! Very Nice.
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Old 21st August 2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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Is it me or am I just a bit jealous?
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Old 18th September 2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

I live about half an hour away from MMP, and the Ford museum there truly is world class.


The info/history of the museums' GT40's goes from 2:30 to about 5:25




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Old 21st September 2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

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I was on business this week in Salt Lake City, and drove 20 minutes outside of town to Miller Motorsports Park. The park, owned by the family of Larry H. Miller, has the absolute best collection of GT40s. They have a car from each era, including P-103, P-1015, P-1074 and the MKII (P-1102) that finished second at LeMans in 1966. The also have one of the road cars that were produced.

If you ever get to Salt Lake City, it's a museum you need to visit...
Dave the following is to help you not criticism of you in any way.

GT/103 is the oldest surviving Ford GT its pre-production (that why it chassis number starts with GT and not GT40/P) did Bill Wonder last own it?

The Ken Miles/ Denis Hulme MKII No 1 GT40P/1015 was the second placed car at the 1966 Le Mans.

I would have thought that what you refer to as a MKII (P-1102) might be the road car MKIII that was produced M3/1102?

If the Shelby museum is the same as the Miller collection then I am confused? I thought cars from the Miller collection were on loan to the Shelby museum?
Does it also have a collection of Shelby cars i.e. Cobras, Daytona Coupe?
I got it into my head that it was based in Boulder Colorado? Utah?
But living in the UK what do I know about USA geography?

I hope they do not call P/1015 the Le mans winner and the MKIV is a J car not a GT40!

I envy you that your living near a great museum.

Thanks a lot for the pictures.

Regards Allan

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Old 21st September 2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

Allan:

The Shelby Museum is part of the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas. The Larry H. Miller museum is just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. So those are two different locations. I'm afraid I don't have the answers to some of your questions, as I'm far from an authority on the original GT40s.

The Larry H. Miller museum does have a nice collection of Cobras and Daytona Coupes, as well as the GT40s. Here is a link that lists some of the main cars they have in their collection.

Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum Acquires Legendary Ford GT40
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

There is the Larry Miller Total Performance Museum at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

And there's the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colorado.

And then there's the Shelby American world headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Old 22nd September 2013, 12:18 AM   #9
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

Thanks for providing further clarification, Brian!
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Old 22nd September 2013, 05:31 AM   #10
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Thanks for providing further clarification, Brian!
The museum in CO web site currently lists its collection as holding some of the same GT40s, listed as owned by Larry Miller, so apparently you need to figure out which museum is actually holding them at the time of your visit.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 11:43 AM   #11
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

When I visited the Boulder Shelby Museum two weeks ago there was one GT40 (don't remember which one and no Coupes. There was the Willment Coupe which was very interesting on its own. Plan to visit the Miller museum in about a week. Dave and Kyle, as I understand, if they don't have the museum reserved for a function, you just call ahead and they'll let you tour it? No specified hours or admission. Remarkable. Will post my comment after the visits.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 04:28 PM   #12
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

That's correct. The museum is essentially one large room in a building at the entrance to the track. Parking is before the building on the left. If they don't have a private event scheduled, you just walk in. No admission charge. When I was there, I had the entire room to myself for about an hour. Just me and about $80 million worth of the most amazing cars I've ever seen.....
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

Hi,

We are doing a roadtrip around Salt lake, is the museum still open?
Can't find anything on the web.

Thanks,
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Re: Larry H. Miller Museum

The curator of the Shelby American collection in boulder Colorado used to go back and fourth between the two collections and was heavily involved in both. Larry Miller who I met on several occasions was a super guy and unfortunately passed away a few years ago The family has since sold the track and It was my understanding they were going to relocate the museum in salt lake. The collection in boulder would share cars back and fourth with the collection in Utah and The last time I was in boulder They had more of the cars from Utah so I think maybe they are still working on it {mayhaps someone in Utah} has more info. I haven't had the time to talk to Dave to see about progress. The collection in boulder is open on Saturdays and I bet If you call them they would let you know..........................mahlon
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I hope they find a home for the collection soon. I was there a few years ago and it was incredible.
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