New Hampshire Motor Speedway sees Crosley-powered action.
- Thanks to Lou Modestino for this update.
All types of vintage race cars came to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the annual Vintage Celebration, a two-day event on the one-mile oval, in spite of cloudy and cool weather. We got a good look at these cars and also noticed some "For Sale" signs on these restored race machines. The Racers Preservation Group is responsible for preserving old race cars and is concerned that these race cars will get lost. They'd like to see a Northeast Auto Racing Museum built on the grounds of NHMS.
Alan Preliasco of Marlboro owns a yellow Crosley-powered Midget and says it came originally from Omaha, Nebraska. At that time, the car was powered by a 2 cycle 650 cc Norton motorcycle engine. He also owns a Crosley-powered 3/4 Midget.
Lee Brown of Hiram, Maine, drove a yellow Crosley-powered Midget on the NHMS oval and said the Crosley Midget "really scares him". He's a director for the Maine Vintage Race Car Assn.
At Victory Lane next to the Start/Finish line, the Bob Bahre Trophy was presented in honor of Bob Bahre, the original builder and owner of NHMS.