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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 18 - 3rd Sunday Roundtable: Flemington Speedway Historical Society

 

Stay tuned.
Much more to come in 2018!!

 
 
 
 
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: February 10, 2018 @  09:20 AM 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!!!
 

JUST ADDED!!

 
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
 
The October 2017 Edition of the EMMR Times Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter Page.
 
 

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 Winter Events Schedule
 

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

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

February 9th - 11th: Vintage car show at Hanover Mall , if interested please call Nancy Miller at 717-766-0837

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

March 10 EMMR STAFF ORIENTATION at EMMR, open to all, learn about EMMR, 10 am to 1 pm. Emily Winslow 717-440-1424 e.winslow10@gmail.com or Jim Schneck 610-739-6787

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

 


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York Nostalgia Press Release

 

17th CONSECUTIVE YEAR FOR THE CAVALCADE OF MEMORIES
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.

 

 

 


 

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

 

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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Rose Jean Bell - 17 Woodbyne Building, Village of Pineford, Middletown, PA 17057


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

 

Museum Address:
100 Baltimore Road
York Springs, PA 17372

Mailing Address:
PO Box 688
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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