NEW TO THE MUSEUM
NEW IN JULY
Goober Scheidel was an enormously popular racer despite having not won a feature event during a long career. This car, new to the North East Motor Sports Museum, is the third of four Goober built and drove.
He was primarily a dirt track driver although his career began at Plainville, CT’s asphalt track. Goober once built a car that had the essence of two roll cages just to be sure. This one has a big block engine, runs on gasoline and has a lever and pedal operated brake. The car came to the museum with an illustrated booklet on Goober’s career (it’s in the library), his trophy collection and two framed photo collages. The trophies include those for perfect attendance at Lebanon Valley, a “commendation” award, the 1976 Devil’s Bowl “Sportsman of the Year” and a “Nice Guy” trophy. Goober was exactly that, a nice guy who loved racing and did it on a very, very tight budget. The restoration is accurate and is owned by Kathy and Rick MacDowell (pictured) of Sheffield, MA. Thanks to David Moulthrop for guiding the car and its artifacts to the museum.