W. Springfield, MA — This Saturday evening November 6, the New England Antique Racers (NEAR), present their annual Movie Party at the Dante Club, 1198 Memorial Ave in West Springfield, Mass. (across from the Big E Fairgrounds).
Admission is set at $15.00 with tickets available at the door. Things get underway at 6:00.
Featuring historical videos and slide shows from a variety of New England speedways, this year’s event will include rare footage from Connecticut’s much-missed Danbury Fair Racearena, the former home of the Southern New York Racing Association.
Those wishing to lend support to the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame are encouraged to bring items to be raffled-off during the evening.
The Movie Party is the primary fundraiser for the Hall of Fame. Since 1998, more than 100 of New England’s most prominent auto racing personalities. The NEAR Mobile Museum will be on display outside in the Dante Club parking lot.
As-always, many of New England’s most-revered racing personalities are expected to attend, giving fans a chance to rub-elbows with those that helped build the sport. Customarily, many Hall of Fame inductees are present, so it’s the perfect opportunity to break out those vintage scrapbooks to get a few autographs and relive some racing memories.
The event is open to the public. A Hot and Cold buffet will be served at 7:00 P.M. and there will be a Cash Bar throughout the evening.
For more information visit the NEAR website: www.near1.org or www.near1.com or call 860-628-5745.
The New England Antique racers are a non-profit organization that supports the history of New England auto racing. NEAR has been in existence since 1981 and has a growing membership of approx. 350-400 members and 80 antique race cars. Members reside throughout New England and are available on a no-charge basis for exhibition events at raceways in New England and several tracks in the New York area, with both original and historical replica race cars.
Since 1998, NEAR has inducted 102 individuals into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
Sources: Dave Dykes/NEAR PR