New England Motor Sports Museum


Tommy Caruso visits the museum.
Tommy Caruso visits the museum.

On Tuesday October 25, noted New England auto racing historian and preservationist Tommy Caruso visited the museum for the first time. He was given a guided tour through the museum by the museum founder, president and executive director. The visit lasted multiple hours as Tommy reminisced and told exciting stories of New England auto racingís past.

He is responsible for curating and preserving some of New Englandís most historically important auto racing artifacts. These artifacts include dozens of trophies, helmets, programs, promotional posters and more from the golden age of New England midget car racing. He also went to great lengths to save signage from long gone race tracks such as the Manchester Motordrome, Dracut Speedway and many more. Without his efforts, many of these artifacts would have been discarded.

The midget car behind him was driven by his good friend and 2021 Legends Day Honoree Joe Sostilio. Itís the only surviving Koopman-Offy team car known to exist and is currently owned by museum board member Joe Freeman. It was an honor to host Tommy Caruso at the museum, a true New England auto racing treasure.