Bob Cuneo Dave Lind Dave Grantz Jim Haynes
John Spence Sr. Pete Falconi Jeff Horn Kelly Moore
Andy Cote’ Ted Stack
Please join us to celebrate our 2021 NEAR HOF Class induction. We will gather at 11:00 on Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at the Westford Regency Inn in Westford, Ma. 01886. This new venue is very close to the center of New England, making it much easier for everyone to attend. Rooms are available at the hotel so our guests can join us on Saturday evening for camaraderie, storytelling, and good times.
Tickets are available in advance via our order form available on our website NEAR1.org or on our Facebook page NEAR-New England Antique Racers.
We also will have a silent auction for racing memorabilia and NEAR event t -shirts on sale. Hope to see all of you vintage racing fans in attendance!
Click HERE to download and print the banquet ticket order form.
If you would like to send well wishes to our inductees please Click HERE to download the information form for the HoF program.
The rescheduled 2nd Annual Historic Motor Sports Exposition returns to the North East Motor Sports Museum (922 Route 106 Loudon, NH) on Saturday September 11th. The event will host five mobile museums which will setup and display a variety of regional motorsports artifacts. In addition the expo will feature a variety of historical race cars from a range of disciplines and a vintage race car swap meet.The main attraction of the day will include outdoor museum displays from the Maine Vintage Race Car Association, New England Antique Racers, Ollie Silva Museum and the Ron Bouchard Museum. Pawtucket Rhode Island’s ProNyne Motorsports Museum will also feature a display.For the first time the event will feature the following best appearing award classes for vintage race cars. Awards sponsored by Wall’s Ford to be presented at 1:30pm•
Best Appearing Open Wheel Race Car
• Best Appearing Modified Race Car
• Best Appearing Stock Car Race Car
• Best Appearing Drag Racing Car
• Best Appearing Road Racing Car
The cost to enter your car to be judged is $20 which includes two free tickets to enter the museum the day of the event. Non-judged race cars may display in the show field for free. The cost per vendor space to display your vintage racing cars, parts, memorabilia, etc for sale will also be $20. Motorsports related items only and please cash only for entry payments. Join us on Saturday September 11th from 10am to 2pm and enjoy the one day museum exhibits and diverse display of historic race cars outdoors. While attending make sure to check out the North East Motor Sports Museum’s 30+ regionally historic race cars and motorcycles, electric slot car track and iRacing Simulator. Admission to view the outdoor show is $5 per adult at the front gate with museum members admitted free. Admission to view the indoor museum is $10 per adult with kids under 12 free to view both outdoors and indoors. We will hold a moment of silence at noon in remembrance of the victims of the September 11th, 2001 acts of terror. After this moment of silence cars on display outside will roar to life with our traditional gentlemen start your engines. This event will feature an onsite food truck to purchase food and drink. The event is a fundraiser for the North East Motor Sports Museum, a 501-c-3 educational nonprofit organization. To display your historic race car or artifacts call 603-783-0183.
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VAE was very pleased with NEAR’s display and attendance this past weekend.
Many thanks to Bill Josler for all of his efforts to pull this off. Next year is promising to be bigger and better with more opportunities to show off our cars.
Thanks to everyone who made the trip to Waterbury, VT for this great event. It was a delight to see some old faces, and meet some new crazy guys, names to remain anonymous (Dave D) HA! here is a picture of the set up before things really got rolling. Attendance was great with about thirty cars on hand.
At age 75 and just days from his 76th birthday, Jeff Horn won the midget feature event at the Rumney, Vt. track. He is most certainly the oldest driver to ever win a feature in New England. Even Dave Humphrey, who had an unusually long career, won his last feature at age 61.
Jeff began racing in 1965, and after serving his country in the military, has been racing ever since. Stock cars, supermodifieds, and midgets have been piloted by the accomplished racer. He’s won feature events in many cars with small and big block power.
Rumney is a dirt track, Jeff never left pavement until he was 67 years old.”All I wanted to be was a Saturday night throttle pusher” he said of his racing aspirations. No NASCAR, no Indy cars, just racing right here so we could all enjoy watching him.
Jeff does all the work on his cars, and he’s the guy driving the truck and trailer to the track, as well. Jeff Horn is a race fan’s dream!
Story/pics submitted by Dick Berggren