Harold C. Hanaford

 
 
 

Harold C. “”Hard Luck”” Hanaford, 89, died at his home with his family by his side on March 17, 2018. Born in Plymouth on March 2, 1929, he was the son of George and Eva A. (Brooks) Murphy. Harold was raised in Lower Intervale by Frank and Maude Hanaford. He attended the one-room school in Lower Intervale and graduated from Plymouth High School.

Harold served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. After serving his country, Harold returned home and went to work as a mechanic and later on owned his own excavation business. He was member of the American Legion Post No. 26 in Bristol and the Northeastern Speedway in Vermont.

Harold was an avid stock car racer. He raced during the winter at the Plymouth Fairgrounds; he also raced his flathead coup at short-tracks all over New Hampshire and Vermont. He won the Thunder Road Track Championship in 1964; he raced in Daytona in 1966; and was inducted into the New England Antique Racers hall of fame in 2009.

Harold is survived by his wife Florence (McLoud) Hanaford of Bridgewater; his daughter Lynn Comeau; sons Brian Hanaford, and Robert Hanaford; his grandchildren Samuel Harold Comeau, Sabrena Florence McPhail, and Chelsie Burland; great-grandchildren David Comeau, Stacy Comeau, Nicholas Comeau, and Jamie Comeau; his sisters Pearl O’Brien of Meredith, Edna Bowley of North Haverhill; and his brother Calvin Batchalder of Alton. He was predeceased by his sister Jule Gurall, and his brother George Murphy.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the , or the Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family. For more information, go to dupuisfuneralhome.com

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FOR SALE
2005 40’ ATC GOOSE NECK TRAILER
ALL ALUMINUM TRAILER
SHOWER
TOILET
SINK W/ HOT WATER HEATER
30 GAL FRESH WATER TANK
GRAY & BLACK WATER TANK
LOTS OF CABINETS
SLEEPING MATTRESS OVER GOOSENECK
FUEL JUG RACKS
STACKING TOOL BOX WITHOUT TOOLS
AIR CONDITIONER / HEATER
ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC HEATER
50 AMP SHORE POWER HOOKUP
NEW TIRES AND BRAKES IN 2017
EXCELLENT CONDITION MUST SEE
ASKING PRICE $21,000.00
CONTACT DENNIS @ 401-413-5107 OR DYM393@VERIZON.NET

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For sale

Vintage Modified

Blue Knight #73 1982 Chevy Cavalier

Driven by: Donnie Bunnell

  • Built in 1982 by Ron Yuhas
  • Refurbed in 2012 by Ron, and original crew.
  • All sheet metal done with original templets with original roof
  • Hood made from original mold
  • 604 Butler / McMaster tour engine with Dyno Sheets
  • White powder coated headers
  • Remcoated Magnus 3 speed transmission
  • New multi disc clutch
  • Original quick change totally rebuilt with extra gear sets
  • All new suspension
  • New fuel cell with new steel braided fuel lines
  • All new Wilwood brakes rotors and calipers
  • All safety equipment current
  • Full containment seat
  • 1 set of chrome rims with new Hoosier tires
  • 1 set of painted rims with tires less than 50 laps                                                                               

 

Over $28,000 invested asking $16,500

Contact Dennis at 401-413-5107 or e-mail dym393@verizon.net

Rachel Seller passes

Our deepest condolences to the Seller/Blanchette family on the passing of Rachel Seller, wife of the late Bob Seller, mother of Rod Seller and Rhonda Blanchette, and Grandmother to Megan Blanchette – all well respected long-time past officers and members of NEAR.

 

 

Rachel M. (Goetchius) Seller

 
SOUTHINGTON – Rachel M. (Goetchius) Seller, 88, of Meriden and formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at HOCC of New Britain. She had been the loving wife of the late Robert J. Seller for 62 years.
Born in Quincy, Mass., on Jan. 12, 1930 to the late Kenneth and Pauline (Plummer) Goetchius, she had been a longtime Southington resident. Rachel graduated from North Quincy High School and went on to enroll as one of the first women at MIT, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Rachel moved to Southington in 1954 after marrying her childhood sweetheart, Bob. She established her own residential home design business so she could work at home while raising her children. Rachel loved auto racing, singing in the chorus and playing bingo. She also played the piano and the organ. Rachel is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Blanchette and her husband, Gerry, of Plantsville; her son, Rodney J. Seller and his wife, Kristin, of New Britain; and three grandchildren, Amanda Seller, of Hebron, Robert Blanchette and his longtime girlfriend, Jenn, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Megan Blanchette, of Plantsville; and several nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rachel’s memory may be made to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or at https://www.fidelco.org/. 

Rachel’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Village at Kensington Place for the exceptional care and compassion they showed her for the last 6 years. 

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, with an hour of visitation prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com. 

Funeral Home

Plantsville Funeral Home
975 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 621-4656

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2018 Club, Car Rules, Medical form

All Near Events in 2018 will be co-ordinated by a committee split into Northern/Southern New England contingents. Any  drivers/cars desiring to run with NEAR will be required to submit a 2018 medical form.  Each car will require a safety inspection and have the 2018 NEAR inspection sticker affixed to run on any track.

Copies of the forms and rules are highlighted below for your convenience. Please click on link, and download/print. Further information, as well as contact info for the committee chairs, will soon be available.

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2018 Official Club Rules

Official Club Rules

2018 Schedule is up, work in progress!!

 

Attention: New show added to schedule.   

On July 8 2018
 
the Bay State car Show in Dedham MA
 
This is a still show
 
All cars are invited race cars, member street cars  custom cars
 
All NEAR members will get to park together as a group
 
parking will be arranged for transport trailers with shuttle to event and after the show
 
for more exact information call  John  at 617 536 1432
 
this is a fun show with participation awards and trophies 
 

 

  Bouchard Show in Sept. has been changed to the 15th. Plainville Reunion Date is Sept. 22nd, rain date the 23rd.

2018 schedule is up with what we have right now for cars, menu to the top.

2018 Membership apps . Club/car rules,  HOF Nomination forms are up in  menu buttons to the right.

2018 officers and contact info updated, more to come!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the 2018 NEAR Annual Meeting and Award Presentations

Photos of the 2018 NEAR Annual Meeting and Presentation of Awards for the previous season have been posted in the “Photo Section”, click the tab at the top to view the pictures individually…

NEAR ANNUAL MEMBER’S MEETING

2ND  UPDATE-MEETING  DATE  CHANGED  TO              

 

              SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2018

     DUE  TO  SCHEDULING  CONFLICT  AT  TRACK

           

               THOMPSON  SPEEDWAY  CLUBHOUSE 

                              205  E  THOMPSON  RD.  THOMPSON, CT.

DOORS  AT  11 A.M. – MEMBER LUNCH  AT  NOON

                 FREE   LUNCH  FOR  PAID  MEMBERS – ALL  OTHERS  $10.00  CHARGE

       AWARDS FOR TOP FOUR CARS/DRIVERS 2017

           DISCUSSIONS FOR  RUNNING/STILL  SHOWS  2018 SEASON   SUGGESTIONS, COMMITTEE  FORMING  AND  ADDITIONS,  COMPLAINTS

           RACING ITEMS/MEMORABILIA  RAFFLE

        BRING ALONG  ANY  ITEMS  YOU  WISH  TO  CONTRIBUTE/DONATE  TO  RAFFLE

            MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS  AVAILABLE AND PROCESSED

   YOUR  INPUT  IS  WELCOMED  AND  APPRECIATED