New England Motor Sports Museum

The Home of North East Motor Sports History.

The museum will open to paid members on June 10,2017, and to the general public shortly thereafter. It is nearly 10,000 square feet, the first of two planned structures at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. 2.66 acres on which the museum sits is leased from the Speedway for 90 years at $1/year. It houses race cars and motorcycles, a library and research center with 1,000 books and its bound racing magazine collection, a 25-foot long display case holding trophies won by New England drivers, an 8-foot square display case holding helmets worn by drivers on their way to major race wins and championships and thousands of photographs of racing in the northeast and vintage videos. Exhibits reflect the history of motorsports in the northeast of the United States. You are invited to contact us and join the thousands who have already helped make this museum a reality.

Who Are We?

We are the Racing History Preservation Group. Incorporated in New Hampshire, we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit guided by significant personalities in northeast motorsports. President Dick Berggren, Executive Director/Curator Ray Boissoneau, Vice President Lew Boyd, Secretary Ric Mariscal and Museum Steward Jack Doyle are joined by 23 other members of the Board of Directors. No Director has or will received compensation in exchange for their services.

With no financial support from any governmental agency, the museum has been built and its operating expenses are paid by individuals and groups intent on preserving the history — and supporting the future — of motorsports in the Northeast.

Latest News

The North East Motor Sports Museum Remembers Racing Great Pete Hamilton

New England racer Pete Hamilton, who passed away on March 22, 2017, began racing in the early ‘60s at the Norwood Arena. Due to his skill behind the wheel and his winning personality he was hired to drive fast cars. He was a charismatic personality, he was a man people wanted to be near and support. Read More
On April 8, from 1pm to 5pm at Midway Buick/GMC, 155 Rt 108 Somersworth, NH 03878 there will be "Casino Museum," a rocking fine time of an afternoon benefitting the North East Motor Sports Museum. Read More

On March 7, 2017, a crew from Image4 came to the museum and installed four huge murals on the walls. Three of them are ten-feet long including the one behind Skip Matczak's 1948 Hilligas sprint car. Read More
NMHS September Cup Date
New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s September Sprint Cup weekends have been moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway effective 2018. Here’s what that means for the North East Motor Sports Museum. The New Hampshire track is secure and will be in business with its July weekend for decades to come. Read More
Ken Smith

With sadness, we report the passing of Kendall (Ken) Smith. Ken was one of the very first members of the Racing History Preservation Group's Board of Directors where he served as Treasurer on the Executive Committee. The Group has built the North East Motor Sports Museum at New Hampshire Motor Speedway thanks in part to Ken. He was the only treasurer the Museum ever had. Read More