New England Motor Sports Museum


Charlie Elliott
Charlie Elliott
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On Sunday, August 25, a memorial service was held at the Canaan, NH Speedway to honor the late Charlie Elliott. A member of the NEAR Hall of Fame, Elliott built and saved more race tracks in New England than anyone. His ashes were spread on the asphalt and dirt tracks at Canaan, his final resting place and his final tracks. Elliott was a Charter Member of the North East Motor Sports museum as was his widow, June, who was in attendance. Fittingly, the ceremony was held in the large function hall on speedway grounds that Charlie built.

Many spoke fondly, sometimes tearfully, of Charlie’s accomplishments and his zany adventures. His partners in many racing activities, Ken Smith and Russ Conway, unveiled a magnificent bronze plaque that will become a permanent part of the function hall. Our photo shows Smith and Charlie’s widow, June, viewing the plaque.

In lieu of flowers, his family presented the North East Motorsports Museum with a donation in his memory.