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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.
Racing History Preservation Group at New England Dragway 09/12-14

09/07/2014

Racing History Preservation Group at New England Dragway 09/12-14

The Racing History Preservation Group will exhibit at New England Dragwayís Hot Rod Reunion on September 12, 13, 14. The event brings together hundreds of vintage race cars and hot rods. A huge crowd will be on hand for this, the second running of this special NHRA-sanctioned event. Our display will hold the famed Bannister Dragster owned by Paul Aldrich who will be on hand during the weekend along with the sportís Gil Coraine who will be honored by the NHRA on Saturday. Stop by and hear the latest on the M
The Racing History Preservation Group At NHMS!

07/05/2014

The Racing History Preservation Group At NHMS!



Board Members of the Racing History Preservation Group exhibited at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the duration of the big mid-July NASCAR weekend. Bob Coy provided a 1930s European motorcycle, Ken Smith brought his photo and newspaper clipping scrapbooks and Ray Boissoneau loaned his magnificent Drew Fornoro-driven NEMA midget for fans to enjoy.
Amazing Reino Tulonen Gifts Added To The Museum's Collection

06/09/2014

Amazing Reino Tulonen Gifts Added To The Museum's Collection



The Racing History Preservation Group is enormously pleased to have received magnificent gifts of the late Reino Tulonenís racing career from his family. Included in their gifts are a complete midget Reino drove and won with, five albums of photos of his career, over a dozen trophies he won, his NEAR Hall of Fame jacket, the checkered flag from one of his biggest wins and the steel helmet he wore while driving to many w
JOIN US FOR THE GYPSY TOUR MOTORCYCLE RIDE

05/14/2014

JOIN US FOR THE GYPSY TOUR MOTORCYCLE RIDE

Join us for the 2nd annual Gypsy Tour Motorcycle Ride to benefit the North East Motor Sports Museum. The ride departs Wiers Beach at 10:30am sharp on Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Thank you Maxine Snelgrove

05/04/2014

Thank you Maxine Snelgrove



We are grateful to Maxine Snelgrove for the donation of her fatherís (Howard Jackson), helmet, gloves and goggles worn in the 1940s and 50s. She believes Mauri Rose also wore the helmet. This gift is Maxineís second to the North East Motor Sports Museum.
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.
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