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NHMS Cup Weekend Exhibit

07/21/2015

NHMS Cup Weekend Exhibit



The North East Motor Sports Museums exhibit at the July 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the museum's successful showing at the track to date. Lew Boyd (left) and Ric Mariscal were among the many board members and museum supporters on hand to share the museum's story with the guests who stopped by the exhibit.
You Could Own This Truck!

07/02/2015

You Could Own This Truck!



This magnificently restored 1938 Cab-over White stake body truck has been donated to the museum and will be sold at public auction. The proceeds will benefit the North East Motor Sports Museum. The auction will be preceded by a major vintage truck show on July 18 and 19 at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Owl's Head, Maine where you can see it up close. The auction will be held at Owl's Head on August 22.
MOTORCYCLE RIDE BENEFITS MUSEUM

06/24/2015

MOTORCYCLE RIDE BENEFITS MUSEUM



On Sunday, June 14, Board Members Bob Coy and Paul Giblin's annual Gypsy Tour motorcycle ride left Wiers Beach in Laconia, NH with a police escort heading to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Riders paid $10 each, all of which went to the Museum project, to participate.
A GIFT

06/07/2015

A GIFT



The family of Joe O'brien has donated his race car to the North East Motor Sports Museum. Built in 1968 by Phil Libby, the car was successfully raced until 1973. Originally outfitted with a Corvette independent rear end, the car now has the traditional quick change as Obrien drove it.
Annual Meeting Held

05/13/2015

Annual Meeting Held



The annual meeting of the Racing History Preservation Group was held on Saturday, May 9, at Ray Boissoneau’s magnificent private museum in Concord, NH. Attendees were told that a 2015 groundbreaking with construction to immediately follow is highly likely.
Open Meeting May 9th

04/15/2015

Open Meeting May 9th

The Open Meeting of the Racing History Preservation Group and its North East Motor Sports Museum will be held on May 9 at 2pm in Concord, NH at a private auto racing museum. Those in attendance will learn about progress made toward groundbreaking, committees that will determine what will go into the museum for which those in attendance can volunteer to have real input on what’s to be displayed.

A Productive Three Months

03/28/2015

A Productive Three Months

The 90-day period between Christmas, 2014 and March 25, 2015 was one of the most productive in the history of the North East Motor Sports Museum. We took in over $80,000 in cash and donated stock. We signed the lease as did Bruton Smith for 2.66 acres at NHMS. We had the land surveyed and insured it for liability. Nearly 1,000 copies of the book, “A History of Auto Racing in New England were sold before year’s end.

INDOOR RACING SHOWS

01/29/2015

INDOOR RACING SHOWS

The indoor race show season starts soon and the North East Motor Sports Museum will be part of the action. Read more to find out about upcoming appearances at The Racers Expo February 6-7 in Marlboro, MA and Frank Maratta's Auto and Race-A-Rama Show February 28 - March 1st in West Springfield, MA.

NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE HISTORY OF AUTO RACING IN NEW ENGLAND

11/19/2014

NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE HISTORY OF AUTO RACING IN NEW ENGLAND



The new book, "A History of Auto Racing in New England," is off the press and available in time for Christmas gift giving. With over 300 pages and more than 400 photos, this new book is a treasured resource for those who are interested in New England's racing history.
THE NORTH EAST MOTOR SPORTS MUSEUM HAS A HOME

10/26/2014

THE NORTH EAST MOTOR SPORTS MUSEUM HAS A HOME



The Board of Directors have voted to build the North East Motor Sports Museum on two acres of land leased for nearly 100 years from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Lease terms from the track are generous, $1 per year.
Magnificent Trophy Collection Donated

10/01/2014

Magnificent Trophy Collection Donated



Dave Sanderson was a young drag racing star in the 1950s, winning races at Sanford (ME), Charlstown (RI) and places outside of New England. He tragically perished at age 23. Cindy Potter, the daughter he never met because Sanderson died before she was born, inherited his massive trophy collection and has donated it all to the North East Motor Sports Museum.
RHPG Board Member Gil Coraine Receives NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award

09/16/2014

RHPG Board Member Gil Coraine Receives NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award



On Saturday, September 13, Gil Coraine was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Hot Rod Association at the second annual Hot Rod Reunion at New England Dragway. The award included a coveted "Wally" trophy, named in honor of NHRA founder Wally Parks. Coraine was one of the founders of New England Dragway and has worked for over 50 years to grow drag racing and hot rodding.
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