Raceway Arcade Exhibit Closes August 29 at The Strong Museum

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

August 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Raceway Arcade
Exhibit Closes August 29
at The Strong® Museum

Don’t miss your chance to play your way through the history of electronic driving games and learn about America’s long fascination with the need for speed at the Raceway Arcade exhibit at The Strong museum. The exhibit remains at The Strong only through Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Start your engine, zip through the evolution of driving games, and see rare artifacts from The Strong’s unparalleled collections.

View pioneering games, such as the first electromechanical arcade driving game Drive-Mobile (1941). Discover how these precursors to modern video games operated by examining the components and inner-workings of Chicago Coin’s Drive Master (1969). Explore the first racing arcade video game, Atari’s Gran Trak 10 (1974), and the rare and once controversial Death Race (1976)—inspired by the 1975 satirical cult film Death Race 2000 and criticized at the time for its depictions of violence.

Test your skills at racing games beginning with Lemans (1976) and Night Driver (1976), through arcade classic such as Turbo (1981), Pole Position 2 (1983), Hang On (1985), Out Run (1987), Cruis’n USA (1994), and the brand-new Cruis’n Blast (2017). Challenge friends to the two-player Daytona USA (1994), three-player Super Sprint (1986), and the two-player favorite Mario Kart Arcade GP2 (2007).

Raceway Arcade remains on view through August 29, 2017, and is included with general museum admission fees.

Some machines in Raceway Arcade require purchased tokens. Money collected from the sale of tokens helps maintain these original artifacts.


Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $14.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.