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


The new book, "A History of Auto Racing in New England," is off the press and available in time for Christmas gift giving. With over 300 pages and more than 400 photos, this new book is a treasured resource for those who are interested in New England's racing history. Read More

The Board of Directors have voted to build the North East Motor Sports Museum on two acres of land leased for nearly 100 years from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Lease terms from the track are generous, $1 per year. Read More
Magnificent Trophy Collection Donated

Dave Sanderson was a young drag racing star in the 1950s, winning races at Sanford (ME), Charlstown (RI) and places outside of New England. He tragically perished at age 23. Cindy Potter, the daughter he never met because Sanderson died before she was born, inherited his massive trophy collection and has donated it all to the North East Motor Sports Museum. Read More
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
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