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 May and June 2018
May 12 - CIRCLE M RACE TRACK,
Auburn, PA. EMMR Track Time. Ken Johnson 610-562-4425
May 13 - MOTHER’S DAY:
EMMR closed. Happy Mother’s Day!
May 17 - GOLF TOURNAMENT benefits
BILLY KIMMEL #47 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION.
Range End Golf Course, Dillsburg, PA.
Note that this event is on a
May 19 - JALOPY SHOWDOWN at LINCOLN
SPEEDWAY, Abbottstown, PA. from 8am-6pm. Admission
$10. Notice new location this year! Pre-register
cars at jalopyshowdown.com. Also: Metal Shapers,
bands, food, and The Lucky Devil Hell Drivers Thrill
Show! Larry Garland 717-428-0110
May 20 - 3rd SUNDAY ROUNTABLE at
EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Flemington Speedway. Lynn Paxton
May 20 - CAR SHOW at Lehman’s Feed &
Home Center, York Springs, PA. 10am- 2pm.
Registration Fee $10.00 Benefits EMMR. Carol Weaver
May 25 - WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY,
Mechanicsburg, PA. Photo Opportunity, Driver Interviews
with Lynn Paxton, EMMR Display. Nancy Miller
June 8 - WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY,
Mechanicsburg, PA. Photo Opportunity, Kids Night, and
EMMR Display. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837
June 9 - ANTIQUE CAR SHOW at EMMR/LVFG
by Gettysburg Region Antique Automobile Club of
America. Ken Buohl 717-321-3189 is Chairman. Terry
Mitchell 717-258-0459 for registration.
June 15 - WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY,
Mechanicsburg, PA. USAC, 410 Sprint Cars, Photo
Opportunity, and EMMR Display. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837
June 16 - PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY,
Port Royal, PA. EMMR Track Time & Display. Nancy Miller
June 17 - 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at
EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Ken Brenn
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
15TH ANNUAL LEGION OF
HONOR RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
April 12, 2018
YORK SPRINGS, PA – The fifteenth Annual
Legion of Honor Awards presentation will be held at the Eastern
Museum of Motor Racing on Friday, July 20th in conjunction with
the Third Annual York US30 Heritage Days nostalgia drag racing
event and the 17th annual York US30 Dragway reunion on July
The annual awards are presented by the National Nostalgia Drag
Racing Association. Each recipient was nominated by one of their
peers from the drag racing community for their many achievements
and contributions to the drag racing sport thru the years. An
individual award is presented to each recipient and their name
is placed upon a perpetual award that is on display in the
museum in perpetuity. There is no greater award than one
bestowed upon you by your peers during an informal atmosphere of
The York event has been an annual reunion for the former York
US30 Dragway at the York Airport in Thomasville. The track
closed in 1979 at the conclusion of the racing season. The
annual pilgrimage to the York Reunion will occur for seventeenth
The York Reunion has been recognized nationally for attracting
the largest turnout of Legends of Drag Racing each year to
assemble at one event at one time. The 2018 recipients
include pioneers to the industry and the sport and are as
follows: Bill Truby, Fred Henderson, Jim The Painter. Carl
Rubrecht, Walter and Ann Toews, Terry Bobb, Jr., and Drake
The York US30 Heritage Days and York Reunion is presented for
the benefit of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR).
The event is presented Friday, July 20th from 1 p.m. to 7
p.m. and Saturday, July 21st from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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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