Daily demonstrations at 11am, free with admission!

UOP Shadow Box- 1974

The Shadow Racing team constructed the Shadow Box in 1974 for Universal Oil Products (now Honeywell UOP) as an intended experimental hybrid that was meant to utilize a Wankel rotary engine as a generator to charge batteries that powered electric motors. The lack of parts for development, issues with the Wankel rotary engines, and tightening federal emissions and crash safety regulations brought the project to a standstill, with only a Fiat 500 engine installed in the car to make it drivable. Only one Shadow Box car was ever constructed, making this another of the museum’s one-of-one vehicles.