The New England Antique Racers Club is a non-profit organization that supports the history of New England auto racing. NEAR has been in existence since 1981 and has a growing membership, over 400 members, and 80 antique race cars. Members live throughout New England and are available, on a no charge basis, for exhibition events at local race tracks in New England and several tracks in the New York area, with both original and historical replica race cars.
Since 1998, we have inducted 207 individuals into the New England Auto Racers Hall Of Fame, which is administered by the New England Antique Racers. Some very notable inductees include Richie Evans, Ron Bouchard, Bugs Stevens, Rene Charland, Pete Hamilton, Fred DeSarro, Ed Flemke, Sr. and Billy Greco.
|NEAR Meetings are Scheduled for the
3rd Tuesday of Each Month
Next meeting - May 17, 2016
Monthly Meetings are at:
1209 Main Street (Rt. 5)
East Hartford, CT
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|NEAR Supports the
2016 Summer Knights Event
April 28, 2016
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On Sunday April 24, 2016, the New England Antique Racers kick off the point season at the Berlin Fair Grounds. The following NEAR folks brought cars to the Summer Knights event: Rich Belmonte was there with his Cobra, Angie Bullock with her #088, George Cleveland with his #5, Bill Henry with his Torino, Bill Kemp with his #199, Tom Maciag with his #19 Pinto, Don Murphy with his '35 Street Rod, Peter Penfield with his #24 and Dave Wright with his #198 rounds out the NEAR attendance.
Congratulations to trophy recipients Bill Kemp for his "Big Truck", Angie Bullock for her #088 vintage race car and NEAR for the car display set-up!!!
|"Get Your Motor Running:
25 of the World’s Best Motorsports Museums"
April 27, 2016
The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame Mobile Museum has been recognized by Independent Motors in Boulder, Colorado, as one of “25 of the World’s Best Motorsports Museums”!
is amazing; this list reads as a "Who's Who" in motorsports museums!!
|NEAR Member Profile for this week is Kent Ingves
April 19, 2016
Kent Ingves first got into racing in 1958 and has told us his favorite race tracks were Norwood Arena Speedway, Waterford Speedbowl, Stafford Speedway and Thompson Speedway. In fact he introduced Martha, his wife, to racing when they started dating and they could be found at one of the race tracks at least one night a week. Martha's favorite track was Stafford when it was a dirt track. Click here for full profile
|NEAR Schedule Changes for Monadnock Speedway
March 15, 2016
Today, March 15th, we were informed the NEAR appearance initially scheduled for May 21, will be moved to July 9th due to the addition of the Winchester 200 Inaugural Modified Touring Series event on May 21 -- which will be a huge event at Monadnock Speedway.
Pit space and a local noise curfew were the major considerations.