New England Motor Sports Museum


Motorcycles at the Museum
Motorcycles at the Museum

Yes. Motorcycles.

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The North East Motor Sports Museum will include motorcycles, drag cars, sports cars as well as cars that raced in the Northeast on traditional ovals. Pictured on three Indian motorcycles built in the 1930s are (left to right) Doc Batsleer who owns all three motorcycles, champion rider now deep in his 80s Ed Fisher and Butch Baer.

All three were among the many who participated in vintage motorcycle racing on June 8 and 9 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The event was put on by museum Board member Bob Coy. Ray Boissoneau graciously brought his "Dumo's Desire" midget for the museum's display. That car was successfully driven by Drew Fornoro and owned by the late Gene Angilillo before being acquired for Boissoneau’s collection of vintage race cars. One of the motorcycle people commented that the midget "...looked like a bike with four wheels."

Coy's event kicked off the annual bike week celebration in Laconia and Loudon. On Sunday, Board member Paul Giblin led a group of riders from Wiers Beach to the Speedway.