York Springs, Pa. – After hosting the three-day Williams Grove Old Timers Convention, this Sunday the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will present the monthly racing roundtable.
The roundtable, a popular presentation on various automotive racing history, allows fans of the sport the opportunity to learn about the colorful history of automobile racing.
This month the roundtable discussion will involve Lincoln Speedway. The historic Abbottstown oval opened in 1953 under the guidance of Hilly Rife. Rife, one of the most colorful promoters in local racing history, used imaginative promotions to make Lincoln a success. After a series of promoters, the current ownership team of Don and Bob Leiby, along with Alan Kreitzer, continue to make Lincoln a strong Saturday night operation.
Rocky Follin will lead the roundtable discussion on Lincoln Speedway.
Friday, August 19, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will have a display at the Bedford (PA) Speedway. Bedford Speedway management will provide track time for vintage racing equipment.
The museum, open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is home to a large collection of vintage racing equipment. The second floor of the facility has a vast research center. A recent addition to the research rooms came from the Richwine family. Roy Richwine built and promoted Williams Grove Speedway. Later, following Roy Richwine’s passing, his son Robert Richwine took over the leadership of Williams Grove. The Richwine family donated a large number of photographs and scrapbooks created by Roy Richwine.
The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.
For more information contact us at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.
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