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Annual Meeting Recap

04/21/2014

Annual Meeting Recap



The annual Open Meeting of the Racing History Preservation Group was held on Saturday, April 19, at the Stafford Speedway function hall. Members saw preliminary drawings done by architect Dan Skully of the new museum building which will be approximately 10,000 square feet. It will be a one story building. The design will permit expansion.
A LOT GOING ON

04/07/2014

A LOT GOING ON



There's a lot happening these days - click "read more" for the details!
NEMSM AT RACEARAMA

03/12/2014

NEMSM AT RACEARAMA



The Racing History Preservation Group board members Mark Hann, Paul Giblin, Al Novotnik and Skip Matczak recently attended the Frank Maratta Auto Show and Race-A-Rama in West Springfield, MA with a display for the North East Motor Sports Museum. The show offered something for everyone from custom cars and motorcycles to hot rods and race cars.
Gifts To The Museum

02/19/2014

Gifts To The Museum



We are grateful to Barry Barnes (pictured) who donated a handmade model of George Rice’s 1948-championship winning midget. The model was treasured by Barry’s father and will be on display at the North East Motor Sports Museum.
Museum Present At February and March Events

01/22/2014

Museum Present At February and March Events



It may be winter outside but that does not stop the Racing History Preservation Group board members from spreading the word about the North East Motor Sports Museum. The winter months provides the group with several opportunities to have a display at racing related shows around the Northeast area.
HISTORY BEING MADE

12/19/2013

HISTORY BEING MADE

One of New England’s most historic racing facilities, Thompson Speedway, is undergoing a history making renovation. A new and magnificent road course is being added to the Hoenig family complex which already includes the popular 5/8 mile high banked oval which opened 73 years ago.

Pines Reunion

11/04/2013

Pines Reunion



RHPG Members are active in bringing Motorsports history to the racing community and the public even before out North East Motor Sports Museum is built. We were recently at the Pines Reunion held in October in Groveland, MA.
New Hampshire Recap and Pines Reunion Oct. 5

09/29/2013

New Hampshire Recap and Pines Reunion Oct. 5



The Racing History Preservation Group exhibit at New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Sylvania 300 weekend drew hundreds if not thousands of people interested in seeing Steve Newman’s replica of the Ollie Silva fuel injected cut-down. Next up for the Group is the annual Pines Reunion at the site of the old Pines Speedway in Groveland, MA on October 5.
NEMSM at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Cup Weekend

09/04/2013

NEMSM at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Cup Weekend



Meet members of the Racing History Preservation Group and see Steve Newman’s fabulous vintage race car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during Sylvania 300 weekend. We’ll be set up next to the Speedway Children’s Charities booth in the midway across from the infield tunnel.
Charlie Elliott

08/26/2013

Charlie Elliott



On Sunday, August 25, a memorial service was held at the Canaan, NH Speedway to honor the late Charlie Elliott. A member of the NEAR Hall of Fame, Elliott built and saved more race tracks in New England than anyone. His ashes were spread on the asphalt and dirt tracks at Canaan, his final resting place and his final tracks.
BOISSONEAU WINS BAHRE CUP

08/06/2013

BOISSONEAU WINS BAHRE CUP



RHPG Board Member Ray Boissoneau has won the Bob Bahre Cup. The award is voted on by the car owners, drivers and others associated with the annual Vintage Celebration at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and is given to someone who has contributed in an exceptional way to the event.
Vintage Man

08/04/2013

Vintage Man



Board member Ray Boissoneau has accumulated the largest collection of vintage race cars of anyone in New England. He is a frequent on-track participant at vintage meets and loans his cars to projects that further the vintage movement. Ray is playing a pivotal role in growing the Vintage Celebration held annually at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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