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EMMR Monthly Roundtable
Schedule for 2017

January 15, 2017 
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR:1-3 pm, Topic: Afternoon with Lynn Paxton

February 11, 2017
2nd SATURDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm, Topic: Weekend Warrior Luncheon, Quarter Mile Wars of 1960s and 1970s. with Darwin Doll

March 19, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm, Topic: Coal Region Reunion by John Marks

Aprtl 9, 2017
2nd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm, Topic: 50 Years of Late Model Racing History with Tommy, Booper and Tyler Bare

May 21, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm, Topic: Roaring Roadsters. E. J. Kowalski

June 18, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm, Topic: ARDC Midgets with Ron Lauer

July 16, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm. Topic: Remembering Jim Strausbaugh with Ed Zirkle.

August 20, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm, Topic: Remembering Tommy Hinnershitz.

September 17, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm. Topic: Slide Presentation – Reading and other speedways by Ken Johnson.

October 15, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm. Topic: Barb Paxton, Kathy Kauffman, Marie Locke, Debbie Rahmer

November 19, 2017
3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm. Topic: Gary Wolford Crew Members Roundtable with Ken Leiphart


Nancy Miller

Brandon Bell

Larry Garland


Alan Kreitzer

Lynn Paxton

Darwin Doll
Judy Freels
Marlin Heller
Howard "Junior" Kelly
John Marks
Perry Miller
Stoney Miller
Don Robinson
Robert Schultz

EMMR Board Meetings Announcement

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Site updated on: November 18, 2017 @  11:35 PM EST


The MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED ON THE WEEKENDS for the winter months of 2017, We will still be open EVERY FRIDAY at 10am to 4pm weather permitting and for our selection of winter events listed below. We are looking forward to the beginning of April and the start of the 2018 SUMMER EVENTS SEASON. There will be lots to do and see, please be sure to come join us!!!
The October 2017 Edition of the EMMR Times Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter Page.

Updated Event Information!!

The Stan Lobitz Movie Party & EMMR Auction on Sunday, November 5th to be held at EMMR (100 Baltimore Road, York Springs, PA). Swap meet and Silent Auction kick-off the party at 9:00am. For more information call Lynn at 717-432-8188.

For those of you that come to the Latimore Valley Fair, the dates for 2018 will be June 23, 24 & 25.  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.


Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 2nd  1-3 pm,  Remembering the ‘60’s and 70’s with a special roundtable with Beaver “Bob” McCardle and new Beaver Springs owner Mike McCracken. It’s all about the Beaver for 2018.

Upcoming Events


EMMR Winter Events Schedule

November 5th - LOBITZ MOVIE PARTY / EMMR AUCTION. Moved to EMMR. Starts at 9am. Contact: Lynn Paxton at 717-432- 8188 for more information.

November 19th - 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3 pm. Topic: Gary Wolford Crew Members Roundtable. Ken Leiphart 717-873-6497

December 2nd & 3rd - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE at EMMR, 10-4 pm. Auction, Refreshments, Roundtable.

Starting January 4, 2018: Museum work party every Thursday night @ 6:00 p.m. Join us every Thursday through March.

January 19-21 MOTORSPORTS 2018, Oaks, Pa. EMMR display. Ken Johnson 610-562-4425 or John Marks 717-645-0440

January 21st - 3rd Sunday Roundtable: Lynn Paxton, Irvin King, and Friends – Lynn Paxton

February 3rd & 4th - RACING XTRAVAGANZA at York Expo Center Utz Arena, EMMR display. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837. See article on page 13 of this issue.

February 10th - 2nd Saturday Roundtable: Weekend Warrior Luncheon – Darwin Doll

March 18 - 3rd Sunday Roundtable: Flemington Speedway Historical Society




York Nostalgia Press Release

October 10, 2017

YORK SPRINGS, PA – The year 2018 will mark the 17th consecutive year for the presentation of the York Reunion for the former York US30 Dragway that was operated at the York Airport in Thomasville. On July 20-21st the Cavalcade of Memories will present "Jungle Jim" Liberman Day on Friday, July 20th and the Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins/Larry Lombardo Day on July 21st at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs, Pennsylvania.

Although the drag strip ceased operation in 1979 an annual pilgrimage continues each year highlighting the exploits of race teams who have also folded their operations and joined the many in the halls of drag racing history. The York US30 Heritage Days event presents countless memories and legends each year from drag racings heritage.

Bunny Burkett on the distaff side of drag racing will be on hand to meet her many fans who cherished her performances and racing heritage thru the years. Her race team will perform on Sunday at Beaver Springs Drag-way.

The event provides not only an annual reunion but a display of historic race cars and exciting start-ups during the course of each days activity. An automotive flea market, a Saturday car show and cruise-in at the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds and the annual Legion of Honor awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday. And it all benefits the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

On Sunday, July 22nd the wheels turn at Beaver Springs Dragway for the presentation of the 15th Annual York Nostalgia Nationals. Activities begin at 8 a.m.




The newly constructed 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.



The above video is courtesy of Ian Falcone Productions



Our little Wonderwoman Sophia Marsicano lost her battle with cancer on November the 15th. We want to extend our sympathies to Joe and Erin and the family at this time.

Cards can be sent to: Sophia % EMMR, 100 Baltimore Rd. York Springs, Pa 17372,  and they will be forwarded to the family.

Nancy Miller - EMMR President




From the President's corner.....

Well our 43rd annual EMMR/WGOT convention is now in the books. It went very well, our Grand Marshals were Joe Heisler Jr. and Joe Heisler III. Joe Jr. has so much knowledge from the 40's to 60's and he is a very interesting person. He was also instrumental in early years at EMMR.   

Joe the 3rd has also been instrumental in EMMR and still brings their 1929 car here for our events. He also takes care of the blocks for the EMMR Wall of Honor.

 Speaking of the EMMR Wall of Honor, Jimmy McGuire bought a $1000.00 block and then called his friend Mario Andretti to buy one also (Lynn had to assure Mario that Jimmy wasn't pulling a prank on him). We thank them both for their contributions.

Our Honoree for the convention this year was the Harry Fletcher family for their many contributions to racing. Grandson Cody is now carrying the colors for them. They have also made many contributions to EMMR over the years. 

I want to thank all the volunteers for making the convention a success this year. We couldn't have done it without you.

As you may have heard, we had an insurance problem at the track this year which Alan Kreitzer spent many hours and phone calls on to get straightened out. We thank him for his time and effort to make things happen. Though the new insurance agreement included not being able to let the vintage cars go over 50 mph, everyone abided by that and track time went very well.  

We want to thank Carol Weaver for putting on a great car show during Sunday of convention. I think a car show is a lot of work!! Our vintage cars went to Susky that night but got rained out.  Since then the cars have been to Bedford and Jennerstown and this week go to Williams Grove for track time. We also have Path Valley and Lincoln on our schedule yet.

Our election was held and the board of directors reelected were, Lynn Paxton, Larry Garland, Perry Miller and  Don Robinson , Emily Winslow is the new member. I will be your president again. Thanks to all these people for their service.  

We've held roundtables on Jim Strausbaugh with Ed Zirkle in July and Tommy Hinnershitz with his daughters Carol and Jean in August. Our upcoming roundtables include Reading Fairgrounds by Ken Johnson on September 17th  and don't forget the October 15th roundtable with Kathy Kauffman, Deb Rahmer, Barb Paxton and Marie Locke.  

Mike Natoli of South Mountain Dragway will present the "Glory Days" Cruisin' and Car Show on September 9th at EMMR and September 10th "Glory Days" Nostalgia Drags at South Mountain.

As you may have heard Flemington Speedway museum has closed down and they have become part of our museum. You can see their display on the second level of our museum and we welcome them .

I think this will catch you up on what going on at EMMR. Remember people may not remember what you did or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel.

Till next time,


Last Year's Holiday Open House Pictures
 2015 Holiday Open House Pictures - Click here

July 2017 Newsletter - Click here

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York Springs, PA 17372

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