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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

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Site updated on: August 11, 2017 @  9:36 AM EST


The MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN ON THE WEEKENDS for 2017 SUMMER EVENTS SEASON, We will be open EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY until end of October. Lots to do and see, come join us!!!
The July 2017 Edition of the EMMR Times Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter Page.

Rescheduled Event!!

The EMMR Track Time originally scheduled for May 13th at Circle M Race Track in Auburn, PA was rained out. This track time has been rescheduled for September 23rd. Ken Johnson is the contact for this event and can be reached at 610-562-4425.

Gideon Kramer, one of our younger and aspiring nostalgia drag racing enthusiasts and strong supporter had a bad accident on Monday following the York Nostalgia Weekend, He had his AMC displayed at York US30 Heritage Days and ran at Beaver Springs on Sunday at the York Nostalgia Nationals.

On Monday, he had the misfortune of having a 40K pound press come down on his right hand and crush it. He spent the rest of the day and into the wee hours of the next morning in hospitals and was rushed to Hershey to a hand specialist. They thought he may lose his hand at first but with the grace of God the doctor at Hershey Medical Center administered the proper procedures to save his hand at this time.

We in the drag racing fraternity have been always known to come forward in time of tragedy and need to help our fellow enthusiasts and racers. We have started a fund for GIDEON to help him in this grave time of need. The GIDEON KRAMER FUND.

Please send your contribution to York Nostalgia with Gideon Kramer Fund marked in the memo section of your check. All funds received will be presented to Gideon and a list of all contributors will be placed on display in the drag racing section at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. It's our time to STAND UP for one of ours! Please forward to York Nostalgia, P.O. Box 3675, York, PA 17402-0136. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


As of 8/10/17 we have forwarded $740.00 to Gideon Kramer for use with his medical expenses involving his hand injury.  Donations will be accepted during the month of August and all support is deeply appreciated. 

Donors thus far are as follows:

Bruce Larson
George Cureton
George & Linda Randall II
Al Loy
M/M Larry Cooling
William Lawrence
Lynn Paxton 
York Nostalgia
Darwin Doll
Larry “Doggie” Sweigart
Donnie Hutcheson


All donations should be made payable to York Nostalgia with Gideon Kramer Fund marked in the memo section of your check! Please send your donation to York Nostalgia, P.O. Box 3675, York, PA 17402-0136.

It is going to be a long recovery with his hand and all donations are sincerely appreciated!



Wonder Woman Battles Intrusive Villain

EMMR members Joseph and Erin Marsicano's daughter Sophia is in Hershey Medical Center fighting a brain tumor. Please keep Sophia in your thoughts and prayers. Cards and well wishes may be sent to: Sophia Marsicano, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.

You can also follow Sophia's progress on her parents Facebook page. Thank you for your support!!

Nancy Miller - EMMR President

Upcoming Events


The revised 2017 EMMR Events Schedule is posted on the Schedule Page.
Check it out today !!


August 11-13: 43rd Annual EMMR/WGOT CONVENTION at EMMR / LVFG,. Honoring Harry Fletcher. Grand Marshalls are Joe Heisler and Joe Heisler III.
Fri, Sat & Sun: Daytime Events at EMMR.
Sat. pm is Cruisin’ at Museum 3-8 pm.
Sat & Sun Aftn: Track Time at Latimore Valley.
Sun. pm is Rain Date for Cruisin’ at Museum. Inliners International at Large Pavilion, Steve 215-547-0866

August 18: BEDFORD FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY, Bedford, Pa. EMMR Display/Track Time. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837

August 19: JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY, Jennerstown, Pa. EMMR Display/Track Time. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837

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

August 25: WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, Mechanicsburg, Pa. EMMR TRACK TIME. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837

August 24-25: VINTAGE CELEBRATION at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH. Al Novotnik 203-847-7478. Please support this non-EMMR event.

September 1-30: MATCHBOX MONTH at EMMR. Darwin Doll 717-757-2720

September 1: WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Van May/Kramer Williamson (Honorees). Museum Display only. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837

September 9: South Mountain/Quarter Aces “GLORY DAYS” CRUSIN’ IN & CAR SHOW at EMMR 10 am-4 pm. Mike Natoli 347-522-6466

September 10: “GLORY DAYS” NOSTALGIA DRAGS at South Mountain Raceway, Boiling Springs Pa. Gates Open at 8 am; Time Runs 11 am; Elimination 2 pm. Mike Natoli 347-522-6466

September 15: PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY, Spring Run, Pa. EMMR Track Time. Paul Gutshall 717- 243-6009

September 16: LINCOLN SPEEDWAY, Abbottstown, Pa. EMMR Display/Track Time. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837

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

September 23-24: PICNIC/ WORK PARTY at EMMR / LVFG. Lynn Paxton 717-432-8188

September 24: TRACK TIME RAIN DATE. Museum 717-528-8279

September 30: EMMR / NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME AUCTION will also benefit the YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB and the NATIONAL OPEN BENEFIT FOR INJURED DRIVERS. At WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Don Robinson 717-825-1404 and Kolten Gouse 717-275-6827





York Nostalgia Press Release

July 11, 2017
YORK SPRINGS, PA - The Second York US30 Heritage Days and 16th Annual York Reunion was held on Friday and Saturday, July 7th and 8th at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds. The awards winners for the event are as follows:

Cruise-In Awards

1st Place – Dave Ness, Dallastown, PA ’60 Chevrolet Station Wagon
2nd Place- John Czachowrowski, Wilmington, DE ’72 Chevrolet Chevelle

1st P{lace –Glenn Kriner, Grantville, PA ’69 Ford Mustang
2nd Place – Jim Martin, Nottingham, MD ’67 Ford Fairlane

1st Place – Ken Hobbs, Lineboro, MD ’63 Dodge 330
2nd Place – Scott Montgomery, Glenside, PA ’68 Plymouth Barracuda

1st Place – Tony Barone, Podunk, PA ’32 Chevy Hot Rod
2nd Place – Bill Czachorowski, Clayton, DE ’36 Ford Pick-up

Carl Lynes, Dillsburg, PA, ’59 Chevrolet Pick-up

DRAG RACING (Wire Wheel)
1st Place –Brian Beattie, Macungie, PA “Great Expectations” T/FD
2nd Place – Dale Broderick, Clinton, MD A/Competition Coupe

1st Place – Dick Estevez, Clinton, MD “Daddy Warbucks” Falcon
2nd Place – Brian Wallace, Dillsburg, PA “Frustration III Corvette

Mike & Connie Szczepanski, Winona, MN “Tokyo Rose”

Bruce Larson, Dauphin, PA “USA-1” AA/Funny Car

The Montgomery Family, Jenkintown, PA

Randy & Yvonne Davis, Littlestown, PA

Jim Stuempfle, Exton, PA

It is interesting to note that the People’s Choice award was won
by Mike & Connie Szczepanski from Winona, Minnesota and we
point out that Mike did everything himself in preparing the “Tokyo
Rose” World Championship car, the body, engine, interior, paint
with the only exception being the lettering on the race car.

Original – Todd Staley, Gettysburg, PA ’68 Ford Torino GT
Unusual – Marley Gross II, Spring Grove, PA ’68 Ford Pace Car
Modified – Dennis Lamm, Newmanstown, PA ’67 Fairlane GT



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






From the President's corner.....

We are now well into our summer events season and the events have all been well attended. We have had the annual Latimore Valley Fair, the US30 Heritage Days Reunion, monthly Roundtables and our vintage cars at several local tracks for exhibition. 

Roundtables coming up are on July 16th - Remembering Jim Strausbaugh with Ed Zirkle and on August 20th the topic will be on Tommy Hinnershitz.

We are now looking forward to the 4th Annual Community Yard Sale at the fairgrounds on July 14th - 15th and then the 43rd Annual EMMR/WGOT Convention at the museum and fairgrounds on August 11th - 13th.

At this years convention we will be honoring Harry Fletcher Racing and our Grand Marshals will be Joe Heisler Jr and Joe Heisler the 3rd. They have been around racing a long time and active members at the museum for many years.

The attendance at the museum and our events has been very good and I want to thank all the volunteers that make this museum possible. We are always looking for new volunteers and like Lynn Paxton says, "You never know who will walk through our doors".

We now have 95 cars in the museum and the new addition is getting great usage. Again many thanks to all of our volunteers and we hope to see YOU at the museum.

Till next time,


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