NEAR Mobile Hall Of Fame On Display At Frank Maratta Auto Show And Race-A-Rama

The New England Antique Auto Racers’ New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame Mobile Museum will roll onto the floor this weekend at the Frank Maratta Auto And Race-A-Rama Show.

NEAR Hall of FameThe show takes place Saturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Better Living Center at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield.

The mobile museum features a visual history of the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame.

Instituted in 1998 and administered by the New England Antique Racers, the Hall of Fame boasts over 100 inductees including notable names such as Richie Evans, Ron Bouchard, Bugs Stevens, Rene Charland, Pete Hamilton, Fred DeSarro, Ed Flemke, Sr. and Bill Slater.

Also featured within the museum are several rare memorabilia items representing decades of auto racing history throughout the region.

Voting ballots for the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductions will also be available at the museum display through the weekend.

NEAR will also award its longest running award over the weekend, the Frank Maratta Award, which has been presented annually since 1981. This year’s recipient is 1999 Hall of Fame inductee Billy Greco for his unwavering support of NEAR.

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