Since last September the real world view of the vision that is the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, N.H. has mainly been about site preparation on the grounds of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Wednesday that vision got quite a bit more structured one could say for the organizers of the museum.
The prefabricated structure that will stand as the North East Motor Sports Museum arrived on site at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Over the next six weeks crews will work to get the structure in place for preparation of interior work.
North East Motor Sports Museum president Dick Berggren said the museum remains on track to open for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sept. 23-25.
“I’m holding up well on good days, on bad days, not so much,” Berggren said of overseeing all that surrounds the project. “I’ve got an awful lot on my shoulders, but fortunately I also have a lot of very good people who are working with me and helping to carry the load. But it is a lot. I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m largely working with other people’s money. So there’s pressure to do it right and get it done well so that when people walk in they say ‘Wow, this is more than we expected and better than we had hoped for.’”
The museum will be located on Route 106 in Loudon, near the main entrance of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The museum will be about 10,000 square feet. The museum will have cars and motorcycles on display on the first floor and the second floor will house a theater and library along with many other historical artifacts.
Those interested in donating artifacts, making a donation or becoming a member can visit the North East Motor Sports Museum website for more information.
A look at work already completed on the museum’s site
- Thousands of yards of gravel has been moved to level the property (equipment for that work and payment of the equipment operator has been donated by Bentley Warren)
- Well is in ground (donated by Capital Well)
- Storm water evacuation system is in ground (pieces donated by EJP and EF Shea corporations)
- All under-floor plumbing has been installed (donated by Total Climate Control)
- All under-floor electrical conduit as well as conduit to carry wiring from the on-property pole to the building has been installed (labor donated by Doherty Electric)
- Footings and foundation have been back-filled (concrete donated by the Michie Corporation)
- On Wednesday, a crew from Kendall Construction arrived to prepare the underfloor sand for the five-inch thick concrete floor with plans to pour the floor later in the week.