New England Motor Sports Museum

"I’m glad that I was in a position to be able to help the New England Racing Museum. If anyone wants to help preserve racing history please contribute to the museum and it will live with your help and you’ll be proud like me and all the other people who help."
- Bentley Warren


"I appreciate the New England Racing Museum and have contributed my time and money to it. Please do what I do and contribute to the museum."
- Dick Berggren


"New England racing has been such an important part of my life, so supporting the New England Racing Museum was special to me. I wanted to be sure that racing history has a place to live for others to enjoy."
- Ed Shea

Planned Giving

You can be an integral part of continuing the critical mission of the New England Racing Museum to: Discover, preserve, and educate the public on the history of New England motorized racing. We share your passion and want to ensure your passion continues through planned giving. We will be happy to work with you to determine which options of planned giving will help you get the peace of mind that your loved ones are taken care of and that your personal values / wishes are met.

If interested please contact [email protected] or call (603) 783-0183 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Mailing address: New England Racing Museum, PO Box 7011, Loudon, NH 03307.

Gift Planning Options

You can provide for your family first ensuring your assets being distributed accurately and that your philanthropic wishes are met.

How do I do this?

Including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust to New England Racing Museum (NERM) by having a specific amount, percentage or remaining balance directed to NERM.


  1. Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime
  2. You can modify your bequest based upon circumstances
  3. Gifts to charitable organizations do not have an upper limit
  4. Be sure to check with a charitable estate planning representative

Suggested wording for your attorney

After fulfilling all other provisions, I _______ give and bequeath ____ % of the remainder to New England Racing Museum (tax exempt #45-1292067), a New Hampshire nonprofit organization with offices located at 922 New Hampshire Route 106, Loudon, NH 03307. Mailing address of PO Box 7011, Loudon, NH

Your life insurance policy can be used to support the museum.

How do I do this?

Name ‘New England Racing Museum (NERM)’ as a beneficiary or transfer ownership of a paid-up policy. If policy is paid up NERM elects to cash in policy now or receive the life benefits later.


  1. Immediate tax deduction for cash value of policy
  2. You can modify your bequest based upon circumstances
  3. Does not affect your current cash flow
  4. Be sure to contact your plan administrator

As a result of high tax rates, you may find that it may make financial sense to allocate the residual amount of these funds to the New England Racing Museum (NERM). NERM would not incur any tax on these gifts that heirs would incur.

How do I do this?

By using the beneficiary designation forms provided by your financial institution, designate NERM as sole or partial beneficiary. You may continue to make withdrawals during your lifetime and any remaining amount in your account after passing will go to NERM tax free.


  1. You can continue to make withdrawals during your lifetime
  2. You can designate all or a percentage of your account
  3. You can change beneficiaries at any time
  4. Contact your plan administrator

Have you reached age 73 and are now faced with making RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) from your IRA?

Making a QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) to the NERM via your IRA account may be an effective tool in managing your retirement assets and supporting the NERM. Withdrawing a QCD from your IRA is not counted as taxable income like regular IRA withdrawals. It can help you in reaching the RMD required by law. A QCD may be made at age 70 ½ prior to reaching the RMD threshold.

The NERM is providing an option for your planned giving and NOT providing tax or financial advice. Contact your plan administrator, tax adviser or attorney to discuss which option is the best choice for you in meeting your philanthropic and financial goals.

Other Ways to Support Your Racing Museum

We’ve saved space for you in the New England Racing Museum. Your participation in this valuable project is encouraged. As of today, with no governmental funding, the museum is entirely dependent on the racing community to meet construction and operating expenses.

The museum will gratefully accept donations in any amount. The museum’s operator, The Racing History Preservation Group, has been granted 501 (c) 3 status which results in tax advantages for contributions. Funds that are donations are available for immediate use by the museum.

Please contact the museum for more information or call (603) 783-0183 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Donation to our endowment fund is structured for the principal to remain intact with investment earnings that are an available source of income for the museum to use. Please contact the museum for more information or call (603) 783-0183 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


  1. Perpetuates the donors wishes and values
  2. Allows for future and incremental funding
  3. May offer significant tax advantages
  4. Be sure to contact your tax advisor

The museum encourages owners of vintage race cars and other vehicles to consider donating thems to the museum for limited display. After an agreed-upon display period, under this program the museum would be allowed to sell the vehicle with proceeds to benefit ongoing museum operations. The supporting vehicle donation program has a special application for the wills of owners who wish to provide continuing support of the museum after their passing.

This program is also open to donations of certain racing artifacts such as driver uniforms, publications (of which the museum already owns one copy), helmets and trophies.

We are flexible!

We are also available to discuss other giving opportunities that work best for you.

Be sure to discuss these options and others that may be more appropriate for your situation with your financial adviser, tax advisor and or attorney when making changes to your plan.

You can choose to keep your gift anonymous or to be recognized by the NERM.

Please let us know if you have chosen to include NERM in your plans or call (603) 783-0183 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.