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|Talladega Guggenheim Museum|
|Talladega Fun Facts|
|Fun Fact #1:||* Ricky Bobby got his start there.|
|Fun Facts #2:||Jean Girard came to Talladega to race Ricky Bobby|
|Fun Facts #3:||Cal Naughton Jr. number two driver in NASCAR|
|Fun Fact #4:||Baby Jesus loves Talladega|
|Fun Fact #5:||possible to land 747 inside field|
|Fun Fact #6:||Most profitable Guggenheim Museum (maybe, it seems like it might)|
The Talladega Racetrack was a former air force base which guarded Annistongrad 15 miles to the east, was purchaced by NASCAR in the late 60's, for the main reason of going fast. The track is over two miles making it the widest track in NASCAR. Racecar driver Ricky Bobby got his start there, as well as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, both working the 'pits" at the track.
Cars competing in NASCAR races drive on circular tracks. There are multiple reasons for this:
- To honor the male tradition of getting lost and refusing to stop for directions.
- To ensnare as many rednecks as possible and slowly squeeze every spare dollar out of them through beer and fast food.
- Fans come to watch cars break 200MPH
- Then Fans travel 2MPH down I-20 to head home.
- You can fit two Vaticans inside the track at Talladega.
- Former Air Force Runway
- Sometimes planes miss airport and land inside track.
Designed by the renowned architect, Stephen Lloyd Colbert, the museum––which is often called simply The Gugg or Dega by beer and art lovers––is home to a renowned permanent collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, contemporary art, and also features special exhibitions throughout the year, like happenings with racecars. The Stuckey's just outside the track is could example of early Modern Art.
The broad area inside the track happens to be the large enough to fit two Vaticans, making baby Jesus very happy. After the Guggenheim was built here, additional museums were built in New York, Venice, and Bilbao to extend culture to those third world parts of the world.
Other exhibits include big field of RV's with what apperears to be native people from somewhere, drinking the day away. Very post modern stuff!
Art fans tend to come for the pop culture sense of the Ads on Cars displays. Artist Andy Warhol designed the pieces that kind of look like race cars, and put ads on them saying, Budweiser, Home Depot, and Mountain Dew. Unlike New York were people look at stuff like this as a metaphor for consumerism, art lovers at Dega come to view it for it greatness and Truthiness.
- Ricky Bobby got his start there, his story was documented in Talledega Nights
- Jesus gratest driver ever
- Cal Naughton Jr. number two driver in NASCAR
- Cole Trickle famous 80's driver documented in the movie Days of Thunder
- Russ Wheeler not rell
Little known factsEdit
- The Baby Jesus considers this the best Guggenheim Museum out there.
- Burt Reynolds generally comes twice a year without his toupée.