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EMMR Monthly Roundtable
Schedule for 2018
 
January 21st - 3rd Sunday Roundtable: Lynn Paxton, Irvin King, and Friends – Lynn Paxton

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

March 18th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR, 1-3pm, Topic: Fredericksburg Speedway. John Marks 717-645-0440

April 15th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Bowling Green Speedway with Joe Heisler lll 410-303-4428

May 20th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Flemington Speedway. Lynn Paxton 717-432-8188

June 17th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Ken Brenn

July 15th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Mitch Smith. Lynn Paxton 717-432-8188

August 19th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Gary Vandergrift

September 16th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: TBD. Steve Bubb 717-774-8664

October 21st - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Driver’s Wives & Daughter featuring Nancy Lingle, Kay Wolfe, and Jo Wolford

November 18th - 3rd Sunday Roundtable at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Quarter Midgets with Kolten Gouse. Judy Freels 717-580-6083

 
 
 
EASTERN MUSEUM OF
MOTOR RACING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Nancy Miller

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
Alan Kreitzer

2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Larry Garland

RECORDING SECRETARY
Emily Winslow

TREASURER/
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Alan Kreitzer

PAST PRESIDENT/CURATOR
Lynn Paxton

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



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Site updated on: June 24, 2018 @  01:20 PM EST

 

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!!!
 

JUST ADDED!!

 
 
 
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

To ALL Drivers Attending Latimore Valley Track Events

 
 
The May 2018 Edition of the EMMR Times Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter Page.
 
The 2018 Pocket Schedule is now available on our Schedule Page. It is good as of January 03, 2018. Any changes will be posted here as soon as they become final.

Please 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 follows:

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 you.

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.

 


Upcoming Events

 

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 717-580-6083

July 15 - 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Mitch Smith. Lynn Paxton 717-432-8188

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 717-766-0837

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.

 

 


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This brochure has been Revised as 06-15-18!!
Please view the newest version below.

Click here for the Complete Revised 2018 Latimore Valley Fair Brochure


 

   

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York Nostalgia Press Release

 

 

YORK US30 HERITAGE DAYS DEDICATED TO LARSON & USA-1
May 25, 2018



YORK SPRINGS, PA – The York US30 Heritage Days event scheduled for July 20-21st at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds in York Springs, PA has been dedicated to Bruce Larson and his dynamic USA-1 race theme he has been racing with during his very illustrious career.

Larson’s impact on the sport of drag racing carries forth from the 60’s and 70’s to this very day. Larson from Dauphin, PA has raced his very familiar USA-1 entries in Pro Stock and Funny Car and won the NHRA Funny Car National Championship in 1989. He has been a avid supporter of Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion events, as well as, the York US 30 Heritage Days events. He took over “Big Daddy” Don Garlits’ top fuel car when Garlits retired due to a detached retina in 1992.

The total weekend is dedicated to his many racing accomplishments spanning over five decades. A special awards presentation will take place honoring Bruce Larson and USA-1 on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The annual York reunion will be presented for the seventeenth consecutive year and will also feature a Jungle Jim Liberman Day on Friday and a Bill “Grumpy”  Jenkins/Larry Lombardo Day on Saturday. Legends attending the event include crowd favorites “Bunny” Burkett, Al Joniec, “Ohio George” Montgomery, Wally Bell, to name a few. The event has always had the most legends of drag racing to attend an event on a single weekend.

A Glory Days cruise-in is featured on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds. All activities in the museum and at the fairgrounds are included.

Activities shift to Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 22nd 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

 

 

Announcements

 

From the President's corner.....

It 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 there.

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.

I 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 future.  

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.


Till next time,
Nancy

 


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

July 2017 Newsletter - Click here


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Miscellaneous

Gary Wolford's Guest Book at Legacy.com


Neighbor of the museum is baptized in the creek by Latimore Valley Speedway. Read the Story Here

 

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York Springs, PA 17372

Mailing Address:
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