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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

EASTERN MUSEUM OF
MOTOR RACING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Nancy Miller

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
Brandon Bell

2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Larry Garland

RECORDING SECRETARY
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TREASURER/
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Alan Kreitzer

PAST PRESIDENT/CURATOR
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: September 20, 2017 @  12:56 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.
 
 

 

EMMR Auction at Lincoln Speedway

EMMR will be holding a silent auction on September 23rd at Lincoln Speedway featuring various racing memorabilia to benefit the museum and its activities. Items for auction will include:

Framed photos of Lynn Paxton, Bobby Allen, Stevie Smith and Smokey Snellbaker

A Scott Ausherman jacket and helmet donated by the Ausherman family.

Various racing programs from the past to include Lincoln Speedway and other area tracks.

Old racing posters.

Die-cast sprint cars and other older racing items. 

The auction will be located next to the racers' souvenir trailers in the late model pit area.

Listen for further details at the race track.

ALL items go to the highest bidders.

We will be accepting Cash, Checks and Credit Cards.

Thank you for supporting the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing!!!

 


Upcoming Events

 

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

 

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” CRUISIN’ & 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

October 1: EMMR’s 6th Annual CAR SHOW, CAR CORRAL & FLEA MARKET at Museum. John Marks 717-645-0440 jtm64@comcast.net or Junior Kelly 717-630-0776 jalopyjunior@comcast.net

October 5: MUSEUM OPEN Thurs. 6-9 pm for Hershey Show visitors. Refreshments, movies. Larry Stoner 717-258-4695

October 7: POTOMAC VINTAGE RIDERS PICNIC at EMMR/LVFG. Mark Williams 717-253-5157 mark@nickmarwater.com

October 15: 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE: 1-3 pm. Topic: Barb Paxton, Kathy Kauffman, Marie Locke, Debbie Rahmer

October 29: MUSEUM CLOSES on WEEKENDS for 2017, BUT open EVERY FRIDAY weather permitting

 

 


 

 
 

York Nostalgia Press Release

 
AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR YORK US30 HERITAGE DAYS
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

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

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

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

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

BEST OF SHOW
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

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

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Mike & Connie Szczepanski, Winona, MN “Tokyo Rose”

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

BILL “GRUMPY” JENKINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
The Montgomery Family, Jenkintown, PA

KEN MONTGOMERY GOOD GUY AWARD
Randy & Yvonne Davis, Littlestown, PA

NOSTALGIA PERSON OF THE YEAR
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.

FORD FARLANE CLUB OF AMERICA (Display)
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

 


SOLEMN NEWS:
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.

UPDATE:

8/31/17 - Donations were accepted during the month of August and in total we have forwarded $940.00 to Gideon Kramer for use with his medical expenses involving his hand injury.

Donors were as follows:

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

Wayne Jesel
Rick Osburn

We would like to thank these donors for stepping up in this time of need. We will be posting this list at EMMR in the drag racing section of the museum. All of your support is 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

 

Announcements

 

From the President's corner.....

Well our 43rd annual EMMR/WGOT convention is now in the books. It went very well, our Grand Marshals were Joe Heisler Jr. and Joe Heisler III. Joe Jr. has so much knowledge from the 40's to 60's and he is a very interesting person. He was also instrumental in early years at EMMR.   

Joe the 3rd has also been instrumental in EMMR and still brings their 1929 car here for our events. He also takes care of the blocks for the EMMR Wall of Honor.

 Speaking of the EMMR Wall of Honor, Jimmy McGuire bought a $1000.00 block and then called his friend Mario Andretti to buy one also (Lynn had to assure Mario that Jimmy wasn't pulling a prank on him). We thank them both for their contributions.

Our Honoree for the convention this year was the Harry Fletcher family for their many contributions to racing. Grandson Cody is now carrying the colors for them. They have also made many contributions to EMMR over the years. 

I want to thank all the volunteers for making the convention a success this year. We couldn't have done it without you.

As you may have heard, we had an insurance problem at the track this year which Alan Kreitzer spent many hours and phone calls on to get straightened out. We thank him for his time and effort to make things happen. Though the new insurance agreement included not being able to let the vintage cars go over 50 mph, everyone abided by that and track time went very well.  

We want to thank Carol Weaver for putting on a great car show during Sunday of convention. I think a car show is a lot of work!! Our vintage cars went to Susky that night but got rained out.  Since then the cars have been to Bedford and Jennerstown and this week go to Williams Grove for track time. We also have Path Valley and Lincoln on our schedule yet.

Our election was held and the board of directors reelected were, Lynn Paxton, Larry Garland, Perry Miller and  Don Robinson , Emily Winslow is the new member. I will be your president again. Thanks to all these people for their service.  

We've held roundtables on Jim Strausbaugh with Ed Zirkle in July and Tommy Hinnershitz with his daughters Carol and Jean in August. Our upcoming roundtables include Reading Fairgrounds by Ken Johnson on September 17th  and don't forget the October 15th roundtable with Kathy Kauffman, Deb Rahmer, Barb Paxton and Marie Locke.  

Mike Natoli of South Mountain Dragway will present the "Glory Days" Cruisin' and Car Show on September 9th at EMMR and September 10th "Glory Days" Nostalgia Drags at South Mountain.

As you may have heard Flemington Speedway museum has closed down and they have become part of our museum. You can see their display on the second level of our museum and we welcome them .

I think this will catch you up on what going on at EMMR. Remember people may not remember what you did or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel.


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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100 Baltimore Road
York Springs, PA 17372

Mailing Address:
PO Box 688
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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