The Future Home of North East Motor Sports History.

Welcome to the official website of the North East Motor Sports Museum!

The museum is a proposed 20,000 square foot facility that will be located on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. When completed, the museum will be home to an extensive collection of race cars, trophies, helmets, engines, motorcycles, books, photographs, newspapers, videos, magazines and memorabilia that represents a cross-section of the rich North East racing history. Thank you for your interest, and if you would like to know how you can help, please contact us.

Who Are We?

We are the Racing History Preservation Group. Incorporated in New Hampshire, we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Some of the most significant personalities in Northeast Motorsports are members of our Board of Directors. The Board’s Executive Committee consists of President Dick Berggren, Vice President Lew Boyd, Second Vice President Joe Freeman, Treasurer Ken Smith, Secretary Ric Mariscal. Board members include Paul Aldrich, Dick Batchelder, Ray Boissoneau, Ron Bouchard, Bones Bourcier, Russ Conway, Gil Coraine, Robert Coy, Ricky Craven, Andy Cusack, Paul Giblin, Mark Hann, Lloyd Hutchins, Skip Matczak, Al Novotnik, Ed Shea, RA Silvia, George Summers and Pete vonSneidern.

No member of the Executive Committee or the Board receives any compensation in exchange for their services.

Latest News

09.16.2014
RHPG Board Member Gil Coraine Receives NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award


On Saturday, September 13, Gil Coraine was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Hot Rod Association at the second annual Hot Rod Reunion at New England Dragway. The award included a coveted "Wally" trophy, named in honor of NHRA founder Wally Parks. Coraine was one of the founders of New England Dragway and has worked for over 50 years to grow drag racing and hot rodding. Read More
09.07.2014
Racing History Preservation Group at New England Dragway 09/12-14
The Racing History Preservation Group will exhibit at New England Dragway’s Hot Rod Reunion on September 12, 13, 14. The event brings together hundreds of vintage race cars and hot rods. A huge crowd will be on hand for this, the second running of this special NHRA-sanctioned event. Our display will hold the famed Bannister Dragster owned by Paul Aldrich who will be on hand during the weekend along with the sport’s Gil Coraine who will be honored by the NHRA on Saturday. Stop by and hear the latest on the M Read More
07.05.2014
The Racing History Preservation Group At NHMS!


Board Members of the Racing History Preservation Group exhibited at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the duration of the big mid-July NASCAR weekend. Bob Coy provided a 1930s European motorcycle, Ken Smith brought his photo and newspaper clipping scrapbooks and Ray Boissoneau loaned his magnificent Drew Fornoro-driven NEMA midget for fans to enjoy. Read More
06.09.2014
Amazing Reino Tulonen Gifts Added To The Museum's Collection


The Racing History Preservation Group is enormously pleased to have received magnificent gifts of the late Reino Tulonen’s racing career from his family. Included in their gifts are a complete midget Reino drove and won with, five albums of photos of his career, over a dozen trophies he won, his NEAR Hall of Fame jacket, the checkered flag from one of his biggest wins and the steel helmet he wore while driving to many wins. Read More
05.14.2014
JOIN US FOR THE GYPSY TOUR MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Join us for the 2nd annual Gypsy Tour Motorcycle Ride to benefit the North East Motor Sports Museum. The ride departs Wiers Beach at 10:30am sharp on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Read More