Looking for Riverside Park Speedway Photos

 Historic photos will be posted on the SpeedwayEXPO Web site promoting Riverside
Rides Again, the 10-year reunion commemoration of the legendary track’s closing!

Salisbury, MA — Organizers of SpeedwayEXPO 2009 are asking for vintage photographs of Riverside Park Speedway to help celebrate the 10-year reunion of the popular track. Photos will be posted on Speedwayexpo.com and each submitter will be entered in a drawing to win four tickets to SpeedwayEXPO.

After 50 years of competition, the final race at the popular Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Massachusetts, took place in 1999. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the closing of the park, Riverside Rides Again, the Riverside Park Speedway Reunion sponsored by Budweiser, will take place at SpeedwayEXPO 2009, February 27-March 1. Riverside Rides Again will feature fascinating displays dedicated to the proud history of Riverside, complete with race cars from every era, photos, videos, memorabilia and many of the people who raced there.  There will be a host of Riverside events throughout EXPO, including autograph sessions.

Photos for the Web site and the drawing should be emailed to Dick Berggren at editorial@speedwayillustrated.com. Most photo services such as CVS Photo Centers (http://cvs.pnimedia.com/home.aspx) can inexpensively convert prints to digital files. (Jpeg or tiff formats are acceptable.) Along with the photo file, include your name, address, a daytime phone number, and a brief description of what and who are in the photo.

Presented by Speedway Illustrated Magazine and sponsored by Sunoco, SpeedwayExpo is the largest event for drivers, teams, tracks, and racing vendors in the Northeast. SpeedwayEXPO will kick off the 2009 Northeast racing season with more than 200 new race cars and old favorites, and hundreds of exhibits for drivers, crews, and fans from a dozen states and Canada.

Thousands of short track and speed enthusiasts pack more than 130,000 square feet of exhibition space to take part in seminars and demonstrations; see retailers of racing equipment, gear, and  memorabilia; meet racing celebrities-today’s and yesterday’s.

For the latest information on SpeedwayEXPO and to sign up to receive the free SpeedwayEXPO ’09 E-newsletter, visit www.speedwayexpo.com.

Sources:  Ted Hugger/SpeedwayEXPO PR

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