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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

Frank Carelli

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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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 May 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.
It is with regret EMMR has to announce that Frank Carelli, who has been our secretary since August of 2016 has resigned stating a higher workload than anticipated. This also includes his resignation from the Board of Directors. We thank him for all he has done for the museum and wish him well.  Nancy Miller - President

Upcoming Events


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


July 5: HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY, Md. Wed. night of Speed Week. EMMR Display/Track Time. Rick Mandelson 410-802-1333

July 7–8: YORK NOSTALGIA WEEKEND, York US30 Heritage Days at Latimore Valley Fairgrounds. Friday 1-7 pm and Saturday 9-5 pm. Darwin Doll 717-757-2720

July 9: 14th Annual YORK NOSTALGIA NATIONALS, Beaver Springs, Pa. www.beaversprings.com 717-250-9066 Beaver Bob McCardle

July 14–15: 4th Annual COMMUNITY YARD SALE at Latimore Valley Fairgrounds. $5 per space per day. Judy Freels 717-580-6083

July 16: 3rd SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE: 1-3 pm. Topic: Remembering Jim Strausbaugh with Ed Zirkle.

July 28: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY, Mechanicsburg, Pa. EMMR static display. Nancy Miller 717-766-0837

July 29: BUD GARVEY’S REUNION, Osceola Mills, Pa. Bud Garvey, Nancy Miller 717-766-0837. Please support this non-EMMR event.





The 2nd Annual York Nostalgia "York US30 Heritage Days" show will take place July 7th - 8th 2017 at EMMR. Click on the flyer below for more information about the show.



Vehicle and Vendor Registration forms can be downloaded and printed
from the Yorknostalgia.com website.


P.O. Box 3675
York, PA 17402-00136

Darwin Doll
(717) 757-2720


York Nostalgia Press Release

16th Annual York Reunion & Second Edition York US30 Heritage Days
May 17, 2017

YORK SPRINGS, PA – Although the operations at York US30 Dragway ceased in 1979 at the York Airport in Thomasville some 38 years ago the annual pilgrimage to the York Reunion will continue for the 16th consecutive year at the Second Edition of the York US30 Heritage Days to be presented at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) and the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds on July 7-8th.

One of the most popular drag race drivers to shift a four-speed transmission was none other than Dave Strickler from York, PA driving the world famous Old Reliable Chevrolets out of the Ammon R. Smith Auto Company also located in York.

“Strick” as he was affectionately called by his many fans won many NHRA Championship events which included the Super Stock World Championship driving one of the Ammon R. Smith sponsored Camaros.

Unfortunately Dave left us at an early age while mowing his lawn, but his legacy and life lives on during the many York Reunions. Friday, July 7 will be “Dave Strickler Day” at EMMR with his family and fans sharing the many outstanding memories from his illustrious career.

Countless legends of drag racing will be sharing the York US30 Dragway memories at this annual classic. Icons like Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick, Ed Miller, George Cureton, Al Joniec, “Ohio George” Montgomery, Bob McClurg, Wally Bell, Bob Harrop, and another local favorite on the distaff side, Patti Young while the list goes on.

The action packed two days includes a Friday display by the Ford Fairlane Club and a Glory Days Cruise-In on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. along with a very popular sensory experience when the legendary race cars start up and provide the sounds of nitro drag racing.

Admission is $10.00 per day or a special two-day ticket for $15.00. The event supports the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

Activities for the weekend culminate with the presentation of the York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway, Beaver Springs, PA on Sunday July 9 where many of the legendary race cars will be competing for York Nostalgia Nationals laurels.


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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.....

Well the Thursday night work parties are history and the volunteers did a terrific job. They built shelves and cases, moved cars, cleaned more cases and moved the library work room into the New Charlie Rasp addition. 

We had 15 to 25 people each night. I want to personally thank all of you for the amazing job you did.  The Lynn Paxton "dummy award" went to Don Zeckman for driving into a muddy area and having to be pushed out by other volunteers.

The April 1st and 2nd Spring Open House went well and both events were very well attended.

Since the museum is now open for this year's events season on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, we are in need of volunteers to staff the museum. So please come out, join in and see who comes in. You never know who will walk through the door.

I hope you all received your March Newsletter and enjoyed it. The next issue will arrive to your door around May 12. 

Don't forget The Gary Wolford Fish Fry coming up on May 7th and the Jalopy Showdown on May 20. Also May 21st is the roundtable with E. J. Kowalski and the Roaring Roadsters. Should be a good one.

Thanks to all who make the museum what it is today.

Till next time,


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October 2016 Newsletter - Click here

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