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Gift to the North East Motor Sports Museum

08/06/2012

Gift to the North East Motor Sports Museum

91-year old Shany Lorenzet was track photographer at Stafford Springs, Waterford and Riverside Speedways from the day those three tracks began auto racing. Lorenzet has donated that camera to the museum to go along with hundreds of his negatives from the three tracks that he took which have been pledged to the Museumís library.

Reggie Ruggiero Supports The Museum

07/30/2012

Reggie Ruggiero Supports The Museum



Reggie Ruggiero was one of the top NASCAR Modified drivers in the Northeast during a very long career. He has offered an abundance of trophies and helmets for display at the North East Motor Sports Museum and provided the first load in late July. Included were 6 helmets and 7 trophies, all we could carry. The trophies included his Race of Champions Pocono win in 1988, a 1993 NHMS Modified win, the 1979 Riverside Park c
Mike Christopher Supports The Museum

07/14/2012

Mike Christopher Supports The Museum

Mike Christopher shows his support of the new North East Motor Sports Museum project by putting a one-off decal on the nose of his modified.

Ted Christopher Donates Helmet

07/12/2012

Ted Christopher Donates Helmet

Ted Christopher has shown his support of the North East Motor Sports Museum with the donation of one of his helmets work during multiple race wins. Ted, a winner of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championship as well as the Whelen Modified Tour Championship, offered the helmet one day before he won again at Stafford. He has won more races at that track than any driver in history.

Meet Ron Bouchard at NHMS on July 14

06/24/2012

Meet Ron Bouchard at NHMS on July 14

Meet Board Member Ron Bouchard at the North East Motor Sports Museum display at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 14. The display will be in the midway opposite the tunnel that leads to and from the infield. Bouchardís appearance will be during the one-hour before the modified race and the one-hour after the modified race which is set to begin at 1pm.

Latest Museum News

06/20/2012

Latest Museum News

Please welcome new members Artie Kempner, Beaver Dragon, Matthew Tobey, Louis DeLena, Chris Sullivan, Jacqueline Smith, Jonathan Evans, Scott Martin, Megan McGowen, Drew Young, Pete Zanardi, Arthur Poslususny, Carl Silva, Reggie Lang Jr., Mike Smeriglio III, John Nericcio, Robert J. Harrington, Jim Harrington, Ed Witkum, Peter Penfield, Peter Kapolka, Jeff Horn, Charlotte Fadden and Tom Elliman.
Tony Stewart Helmet Donation

06/07/2012

Tony Stewart Helmet Donation

The North East Motor Sports Museum has received its first helmet donation. The helmet was worn by Tony Stewart during the 2011 season and was presented by Stewart to Dick Berggren on behalf of the museum at the 2012 Prelude to the Dream event at Eldora Speedway.



FOX TV Sports and Michael Waltrip Racing Support the North East Motor Sports Museum

06/05/2012

FOX TV Sports and Michael Waltrip Racing Support the North East Motor Sports Museum

As a going-away present for pit road announcer Dick Berggren, FOX Sports has promised a $10,000 donation to the museum. A large check facsimile was presented to Berggren at a party held on the night before his final broadcast on the network, the June race at Dover. At that function, Michael Waltrip announced that his company, Michael Waltrip Racing, would match the FOX money with an additional $10,000 donation.



North East Motor Sports Museum Update

05/31/2012

North East Motor Sports Museum Update

Welcome new members Daniel Scully, Albert Brandy, Leon Swiniarski, Paul Zampieri, Russ and Darlene Nutting, Russ LeDuke, Robert & Sally Worthington, Mike & Julie Stefanik, Russ Truelove, Kenneth Quinney, Ed Duncan and Martin LaVoie.

We are grateful to the Maine Vintage Race Car Association for its show of support by way of a check for $1,000. The check was hand delivered by Andy Cusack at the Beech Ridge Speedway.

Restoring Billy Murphy's #8

05/28/2012

Restoring Billy Murphy's #8

Although the attached photo looks as if it might have been taken in the 1960s, in fact it is quite current. The shot is of Jim Martelís garage and the car is the Billy Murphy #8 which Jim is restoring. The car is owned by NEMS Museum Board Members Pete vonSneidern and Dick Berggren and is being restored by Martel. It won dozens of feature events and was driven by more than a dozen brave men during the golden age of supermodifi

Special Thanks to the Maine Vintage Race Car Association!

05/15/2012

Special Thanks to the Maine Vintage Race Car Association!

The Maine Vintage Race Car Associationís representative, Beech Ridge Speedway promoter Andy Cusack, presented the Racing History Preservation Group with a $1,000 donation in support of the Groupís planned motorsports museum. Shown receiving the check is Dick Berggren, the Groupís president who said the Maine Vintageís support of the project is thoroughly appreciated.

MUSEUM UPDATE - MAY 1, 2012

05/01/2012

MUSEUM UPDATE - MAY 1, 2012

Please welcome new members Harry Johnson Jr., Ken Schena (a former NESMRA supermodified driver), Russ and Darlene Nutting (Russ is a NEAR Hall of Fame member), Ric Mariscal (who is already a Board member), Bucky Swiniarski, Lloyd Hutchins Jr (also a Board member), Paul Zampieri, Ron Bouchard (a NEAR Hall of Fame member and a RHPG Board member who joined at the Platinum level), Dave Coutermarsh (a member of the Maine Hall of Fame), and Marvin Galarneau all of whom joined in April.

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