The purpose of the Culver Auto Racing Museum is to educate all generations on the history of auto racing in Delaware and America through acquisition, preservation and documentation of race cars, racing memorabilia, historical documents and photos.
The Culver Auto Racing Museum is 501c3 non-profit museum that has showings by appointment only. If you are interested in learning more about the museum or have an item you think belongs in the museum, please contact us.
Born and raised in Laurel, Delaware, Chad Culver grew up during a time when the best show in town was under the Friday or Saturday night lights at Georgetown Speedway and Delaware International Speedway. In late 2011 after finishing restoration on one of his beloved vintage Modifieds, Chad saw a need to start documenting and preserving Delaware’s racing history. The result of this was his first book, Delaware Auto Racing. With the release of his second book in 2014, Dover International Speedway “The Monster Mile”, Chad continued to put in print Delaware’s rich racing heritage. In the Summer of 2015, construction on the Culver Auto Racing Museum was completed. The museum now houses fifteen race cars and hundreds of historic racing artifacts. Chad's third book Kramer Williamson, Sprint Car Legend was released in the Summer of 2017 and became a top seller. With a growing collection an expansion project was completed in the Summer of 2019 to add an additional 2400 sq ft to the museum to hold additional rare cars and memorabilia from racing's history. Book number four, Legends of Delaware Auto Racing, was released on December 9, 2019. When not working on his next book, Chad is a Career Development Coordinator. He enjoys collecting Delaware racing memorabilia as well as vintage Modified race cars. One of Chad’s race cars was honored by being invited to participate in the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. A racer at heart, Chad is a veteran triathlete with over 70 triathlons completed including Ironman and the legendary Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. He has also bicycled across America, swam across the Chesapeake Bay and won various races at a state and national level. His bicycle is always easy to pick out as it is painted like his childhood hero’s (Richard Petty) race car. Chad now currently lives in Smithfield, North Carolina with his wife, April, and daughter, Ava.