Valenti Auto Mall of Mystic CT will be holding a car show Saturday May 5 from 10 to 3 at the dealerships’ 72 Jerry Browne Road location. On display will be the modifieds from the Valenti Modified Racing Series along with other race cars, customs and show cars. North East Motor Sports Museum board member Mark Hann will be there with Skip Matczak’s Crown 7 Sprint Car. Stop by and see the car and Mark who can answer your questions about the new museum and tell you how you can join the museum as a member.
In mid-March, Skip Matczak brought his vintage sprint car to the Maratta Auto Show in Hartford to help spread the word on the new Northeast motorsports museum that will be built at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The effort to create a museum that will capture the history of motorsports in the Northeast is progressing well. To date, nearly 70 people have contributed time, money or both to the effort. Paid
members have come from all segments of the motorsports community. They include retired and active track
operators, TV personalities you see every weekend covering NASCAR, championship
winning car owners, sponsors, active and retired drivers, a magazine publisher...
The Racing History Preservation Group is now accepting donations of trophies, helmets, driving uniforms, photography, posters, scrapbooks, video footage, magazines, racing newspapers and anything else that is a part of racing in the North East portion of the United States. Reach us at NEMSmuseum@gmail.com to arrange for pick-up or delivery. Tax benefits can accrue to those making donations to our non-profit program.
We have received three pre-1950 trophies and the personal scrapbooks of Ray Jannel who raced motorcycles and midgets throughout New England and as far west as California. The contribution came from his nephew, Bob Jannel, who for many years worked for Winston as a liaison to NASCAR during the years when Winston sponsored NASCAR’s top series.
Find out how you can become a North East Motor Sports Museum member today...