The MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN ON THE WEEKENDS for
2018 SUMMER EVENTS SEASON, We will be open EVERY FRIDAY,
SATURDAY and SUNDAY until end of October. Lots to do and see,
come join us!!!
Attention drivers attending events at the
Latimore Valley Race Track, due to new insurance
requirements there have been some changes made
concerning mandatory driver equipment requirements.
Please read the document posted below for these new
rules. Thank You
check back often as a lot of exciting things are planned
for EMMR in 2018!!
Special Events Added
To ALL EMMR drivers:
USAC has contacted us and would like to have
EMMR be a pace car for the following race
tracks, you would park with USAC and lead
the pace laps. The dates and tracks are as
Friday, May 18 at Big Diamond
Friday, June 1 at Accord Speedway
Friday, June 8 at Bedford Speedway
Saturday, July 7 at New Egypt
Tuesday, July 17 at Bridgeport
Friday, July 20 at Big Diamond
Saturday, July 21 at Path Valley
Saturday, August 18 at Delaware Intl.
Saturday, August 25 at Port Royal
If interested call Nancy
Miller at 717 766 0837 or 717 418 2102. They
feel this will be good exposure for both
USAC and EMMR . Please give this some
consideration. thanks Nancy
Bob and Jean Kimmel are
honoring their son Billy with a plaque to be
displayed at EMMR. Billy Kimmel passed away
after a racing accident at Williams Grove
Speedway in 2007. You can have your name
added to the plaque for a donation of
$125.00 or $500.00. All donations will go to
EMMR. This is similar to the Gary Wolford
plaque that hangs in our second level of the
museum. Please help us honor Billy. Thank
Nancy Miller, President
For those of you that come to the Latimore
Valley Fair, the dates for 2018 will be June 22, 23 & 24.
The dates for the convention next year will be August 24, 25
& 26 with track time at Williams Grove the 24th!!! Any
questions please contact Nancy at 717-766-0837.
EMMR Summer Events for June and July 2018
June 22-24 34th LATIMORE VALLEY FAIR,
A Country Festival. Arts, Crafts, Live Entertainment
all weekend. Vintage Race Car Track Time on
Saturday. Car Show Sunday. Old Tractors, Engines,
Tractor Pulls (Saturday Only). Fair Contact: Amy
Kelly 717-630-0776. Tractors: Don Bowersox 717-215-7519
July 5 - HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY, Hagerstown, MD.
Thurs. night of Speed Week. EMMR Track Time &
Display. Rick Mandelson 410-802-1333
July 7 - BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY,
(formerly Susquehanna Speedway), York Haven, PA.
EMMR Track Time & Display. Rick Mandelson 410-802-1333
July 13-14 5th Annual COMMUNITY YARD
SALE at EMMR. $5 per space per day. Judy Freels
July 15 - 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at
EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Mitch Smith. Lynn Paxton
July 20-21 YORK NOSTALGIA WEEKEND,
York US30 Heritage Days at LVFG. Fri. 1-7pm and Saturday
9am-5pm. Darwin Doll 717-757-2720
July 21 - JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY,
Jennerstown, PA. EMMR Track Time & Display. Nancy Miller
July 27 - WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY,
Mechanicsburg, PA. URC Sprint Cars, Photo Opportunity,
and EMMR Display. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837
July 28 - BUD GARVEY’S REUNION,
Osceola Mills, PA. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837. Please
support this non-EMMR event.
THE GLORY DAYS OF
DRAG RACING RELIVED
July 9, 2018
PA – One of the best kept secrets is the Eastern Museum of Motor
located in York Springs Pennsylvania not by design but with the
tremendous amount of
motorsports activities occurring in the South Eastern
Pennsylvania area it is easy for this
diamond in the rough to be overlooked.
The museum features sprint car racing from the early days and a
drag racing area that has
a history of the glory days on display and a vast display of
icons and legends that headline
drag racing on any given day. Displays include Bill “Grumpy”
Jenkins the number 8 driver
in NHRA’s Top Fifty and includes number 17 “Jungle Jim” Liberman.
A who’s, who includes
Jere Stahl, Jim and Alison Lee, Charlie Seabrook, Linda Vaughn,
“Pee Wee” Wallace, Joe
Jacono, George Weiler, Frank LeSueur, Ron Wallace, Ken
Montgomery, Sox & Martin,
Malcolm Durham, Bruce Larson, Larry Lombardo, Tom Raley along
with two additional
Legends “Ohio George” Montgomery and Hubert Platt to be added at
the York US30
Heritage Days on July 20-21st at EMMR and the Latimore Valley
In attendance at York US30 Heritage Days will be Al Joniec
signing his new book authored
by Charlie Morris who will likewise appear with him. Legends Don
Glover, Jack Redd, Wally
Bell, and Carol “Bunny” Burkett will join a host of others to
celebrate the 17th consecutive
York US 30 Dragway Reunion. The event has been dedicated to
Bruce Larson and USA-1
for their unconditional support of this historic event.
On Sunday activity switches to the annual York Nostalgia
Nationals at Beaver Springs
Dragway with activities getting underway at 8 a.m. Many of the
legendary race cars and
drivers will pay tribute to the world famous York US30 Dragway
in Thomasville, PA that
ceased operations at the end of the 1979 season. On July 23rd
the York Nostalgia memories
will be another entry into the archives of this momentous glory
Charles Rasp wing of the museum is now mostly complete. Below
is a video of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication that took
place April 2nd during the Spring Open House.
is hard to believe the past year has come and gone so fast but it
was a good year for the museum. First to all the volunteers who make
the museum run and to all of you who visited us this year, we
couldn't do it without any of you. Thank you!!
The past year saw us do roundtables, car shows, race car
exhibitions, bake sales, and auctions. The Gary Wolford's Fish Fry
went well but next year it will be renamed Gary Wolford and Silver
Spring Reunion. Due to insurance purposes there will no longer be
a blindfold race, but Silver Spring Cars are invited to put on a car
show with track time.
The fair was hampered by insurance coverage issues last year but went
well anyway. Thanks to Amy Kelly for handling that event. The fair
for 2018 will be held June 23rd, 24th and 25th.
Larry Garland's Jalopy Show went very well again this year. Next
year in 2018, it will have to be held at Lincoln Speedway since his
show has outgrown Latimore Valley Fairgrounds.
The vintage cars traveled to 12 different tracks last year and I
want to thank all of the tracks for inviting us to put our cars on
display with track time at their tracks and for the two admission
tickets they give each car. A special thank you to Kathy Hughes for
our photo-ops at Williams Grove and something most of you don't
know, they donated half of the 50/50 to museum the night we were
Carol Weaver put on two car events so look forward to those same
events again next year.
Darwin Doll did a great job with his events so can't wait to see
what he does in 2018.
Another convention is in the books and it went very well again this
past year. Next year in 2018, the convention will be on August 24th,
25th and 26th with track time at Williams Grove on the Friday, August
24th. Gary Wolford will be honored and Ruth and Clarence Snavely
will be the Grand Marshals.
Don Robinson and Kolten Gouse had another great auction at the
National Open. Don does a great job with all the auctions we have.
want to thank Dave Hare and Alan Kreitzer for emceeing our auctions
and roundtables. It was good to see Stan Lobitz at his event
that was held at the museum this year and will be into the
Our Open House and roundtables were very well attended and we look
forward to seeing you again next year.
Now to some new news. One of the first things is we have extended
our fall closing time to include November and the Holiday Open House
on Dec. 1st and 2nd. As you know we opened the new Charlie Rasp
addition to the museum and have been working to put the new space to
good use. There will be 10/12 new cars on display along with the
Flemington N.J. group that has now become part on our museum. One of
our outside block sales went to Mario Andretti (thank you Jimmy
McGuire). The inside block sales will be discontinued as we are out
of space on the inside wall.
Again thanks to all our volunteers and visitors and remember good
deeds are not done by walking into church, they are done when you
walk out and help others.
Neighbor of the museum is baptized in the creek by Latimore Valley Speedway. Read the Story Here
Museum Address: 100 Baltimore Road
York Springs, PA 17372
Mailing Address: PO Box 688
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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