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Like many hot rodders, Bill is a collector. For decades he acquired used and vintage speed parts, engines, race cars, and memorabilia as he traveled across the country and around the globe attending races, swap meets, rod runs, and auctions. This assortment of artifacts has been formally organized into the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed, a federally approved 501(c)(3) museum with the goal of preserving rodding and racing heritage for future generations. The museum occupies a three-story facility on the Speedway corporate campus and is undergoing expansion this year.