The MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED ON
THE WEEKENDS for the winter months of 2017, We will
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 Gary Wolford/Silver Spring Reunion is May 6th. We
are asking any driver with a Silver Spring car to bring
them to the track for display and also track time from
2pm to 4pm. with no pit fee. We are asking all EMMR
drivers to bring their cars but there will be a @20.00
pit for those cars. This is always a special event so
come out and enjoy the day. Any questions call Nancy
Miller 717 766 0837.
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 Winter Events Schedule
Starting January 4, 2018: Museum work
party every Thursday night @ 6:00 p.m. Join us every
Thursday through March.
March 10 EMMR STAFF ORIENTATION at
EMMR, open to all, learn about EMMR, 10 am to 1 pm.
Emily Winslow 717-440-1424
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Schneck 610-739-6787
March 18 - 3rd Sunday Roundtable
at EMMR, 1-3pm, Topic: Fredericksburg Speedway. John
April 1 EASTER, EMMR closed.
April 7- 8 SPRING OPEN HOUSE:
EMMR OPENS for 2018 season. 10am-4pm Auction,
Refreshments, and Roundtable. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837
April 13 WILLIAMS GROVE
SPEEDWAY, Mechanicsburg, PA. Tommy Hinnershitz
Spring Classic with EMMR Display. Nancy Miller
April 14 -15 SATURDAY & SUNDAY: WORK
PARTY & PICNIC at EMMR/LVFG. Lynn Paxton
April 15 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE at
EMMR: 1-3pm, Topic: Bowling Green Speedway with Joe
Heisler lll 410-303-4428
April 20 PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY,
Spring Run, PA. EMMR Track Time. Paul Gutshall
April 21 BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY,
(formerly Susquehanna Speedway), York Haven, PA. EMMR
Track Time & Display. Rick Mandelson 410-802-1333
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Nostalgia Press Release
LEGENDS RETURN TO
YORK US30 REUNION
March 1, 2018
PA – The York US30 Dragway presented some of the most phenomenal
racing events in the history of drag racing and each year for
the past seventeen years the Cavalcade of Memories has been
presented at the annual York reunion.
The year 2018
will mark the return of drag racing legends to the Eastern
Museum of Motor Racing and the historical Latimore Valley
Fairgrounds to the 17th annual reunion. Legends
Carol “Bunny” Burkett and her funny car will represent the
distaff side of the drag racing legends and will be joined by
“Ohio George” Montgomery, and Ford ace Al Joniec who will be on
hand to sign copies of his newly released book. The annual event
is scheduled for July 20-21st.
group will be popular Bruce Larson of the USA-1 funny car fame
with one of his rides, the “Great Expectations” top fuel
dragster of Jim and Alison Lee owned by Brian Beattie, Don
Glover, former racer and Maguire’s rep, along with William Sell
debuting his newly completed Clyde Morgan Javelin funny car
along with a host of other legends from the sport.
The event not
only provides an annual reunion, but a display of historic race
cars and exciting start-ups during the course of each days
activities. An automotive flea market, a Saturday car show and
cruise-in at the 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.
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.
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.
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.....
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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