The owners of Winston Cup Museum said Tuesday they are shutting down after nearly 20 years.
Will and Christy Spencer are closing the museum at 1355 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Dec. 16.
NASCAR championship series items have been stored and displayed there since 2005. The bulk of the memorabilia will be auctioned from Jan. 2-14 at Mecum Auto Auctions in Kissimmee, Fla.
On Nov. 2, a N.C. Business Court judge approved the final settlement and mediated agreement on a branding dispute between the museum and ITG Brands LLC even though “a more formal agreement” could not be reached.
The multiyear legal standoff involved the Spencers, Winston Cup Museum LLC and JKS Motorsports Inc. versus the Greensboro tobacco manufacturer. ITG could not be reached for comment on approval of the final settlement.
“History is hard to preserve and even harder to save. I am grateful I did my part for 19 years.” – Will Spencer, Winston Cup Museum Founder#WinstonCupMuseum | #WinstonSalem | #WSNC | #DTWS pic.twitter.com/hvuy4B0rDI
— Winston Cup Museum (@WinCupMuseum) November 14, 2023