Ticket Purchase Deadline Approaches for 2011 New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Right around the corner is the 14th annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on January 30th at the LaRenaissance Banquet Hall in East Windsor, Connecticut.

Ticket order deadline is January 16, 2011. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Requests for reserved tables of 10 must be received by January 10, 2011.

Additional information and ticket order forms may be downloaded from the New England Antique Racers (NEAR), website at www.near1.org or contact Rhonda Blanchette @ (860) 628-9234 or seller49car@cox.net.

Drivers Punky Caron, Dan Meservey, Russ Nutting and Jerry Dolliver, car owners Rich & Ray Garuti, Stanley “Skip” Matczak, Vic Kangas, and Speedway Scene publisher Val Lesieur will be inducted at the 14th annual induction ceremony.

Veterans Committee inductees are the late Danny Galullo, early car owner Louie D’Amore, and the much-celebrated racer Buddy Bardwell.

Pioneering New England auto racing photographer Bill Balser will receive the New England Antique Racers 2011 Jack Ratta Memorial Award.

Doors open at 11:00, with dinner served at 12:00. There will be a cash bar. Dinner choices are Prime Rib, Chicken Supreme, Backed Scrod, or Vegetarian Lasagna.

The LaRenaissance Banquet Hall is conveniently located on Rt. 5 in East Windsor (exit 44 off Rt. 91).

The New England Antique Racers club is a non-profit organization that supports history of New England auto racing. NEAR has been in existence since 1981 and has inducted over 100 individuals into its New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame since 1998.

Sources: Dave Dykes/NEAR PR

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