Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports
218 Chestnut St., Kannapolis
HOURS: Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (call ahead, hours can vary)
Mike Curb is best known for his music. The Billboard Producer of the Year has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has worked with the likes of Hank Williams Jr. and Roy Orbison. He’s also a major racing enthusiast and has owned cars driven by NASCAR legends Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.
The Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports combines his two loves—music and motorsports. The centerpiece is the car Earnhardt drove during his Winston Cup championship in 1980. The 20,000-square-foot museum also houses the Pontiac Grand Prix that Richard Petty drove across the finish line for his 199th Winston Cup win in 1984, a 1995 black Dodge Viper that was the first car owned by country superstar LeeAnn Rimes, gold records, autographed posters of country and pop superstars, and hundreds of photos.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition