NEAR to Appear at the Maratta Show
February 5, 2015

The New England Antique Racers will be appearing again this year at the Frank Maratta Auto Show and Race-a-rama at the BIG E in Springfield, MA. This year the event will take place from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015, and again on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 10am to 5pm.

As we discussed at the Annual meeting we need one vintage modified to be displayed for the event.  The vehicle can be brought in Friday afternoon and set up prior to the show. Three years ago a vintage car belonging to NEAR was chosen as the overall winner. The owner was given a three foot high trophy to mark the event. So if your car is ready for the season and all buffed and shined...give Paul Masse, the President, a call at (401) 769-3484 to let him know that you want to uphold the honor of NEAR.

If you do not have a car, or yours is not yet ready, come on down anyways. It is always a good time where you can bench race, get autographs and snag some good deals on products for your race car, show car or street machine. Wear your NEAR gear and sit for an hour or so and help out at our membership drive. We will have tables with sample Newsletters and Membership forms. No special skills required - just talk to those passing by and tell them why NEAR is a great organization and how we work to preserve the rich history of racing in New England. Tell them about the unique NEAR Hall of Fame. The famous individuals enshrined and how they can take part all year long.

We also need members of the Hall of Fame to drop by and sign autographs and converse with the public about your days behind the wheel. Stop by and feel the thrill of the fans as they tell you how they remember the fabulous racing that happened on the short tracks and the large ones that are no more. The history you created.

Hope to see everyone there. 

By Bill Henry