New England Motor Sports Museum


Oldest Program
Oldest Program

During the museums annual meeting a group of five members of the museums governing body helped purchase what is now the oldest program in the museums archival collection.

The program is a 1905 Readville Race Track program that came from a collection in Carmel, Indiana. Originally built for horse racing, Readville hosted its first auto race in 1903. The track eventually held auto racing exclusively until its last race in 1937.

The race program predates early significant New England auto races such as events held at the Salem, NH Rockingham Board Track which operated in the 1920s and the Lowell Massachusetts Road Race which first took place in 1908.

The program is in incredible condition for its age and is displayed alongside a 1907 Readville trophy won by Harry Murch inside the museums lobby trophy case.