Grand Marshal: Arlen Kurtis
Rich Poisson (right) made an exact recreation of a small, wooden
scooter identical to those made by Frank Kurtis during the war years
(WWII). Rich presented this to Arlen Kurtis (left) as a gift.
work in the preparation of the Vintage Celebration event: John
of the Speedway presented a Plaque for all the outstanding work
in the preparation of the Vintage Celebration event to John McCarthy.
For years John was a Midget Car owner in the Northeast and won the
Northeast Midget Racing Championship.
2008 Best Appearing Open Wheel Car:
Johns from Indiana for his Kurtis Midget Roadster
2008 Best Appearing Stock Car:
Dutch from Rhode Island
Roadster Roster Award: Doug Post
by Larry Pfitzenmaier (center) & Rich Poisson
(right) to a guy or gal who best represents
the spirit of the hobby)
Award: John McCarthy
Novotnik presents John McCarthy with the Belknap Award
VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO OUR VERY GENEROUS DOOR PRIZE
CONTRIBUTORS AND EVERYONE WHO WORKS SO HARD TO SECURE THESE CONTRIBUTIONS.
Celebration ("Vic Yerardi Memorial") is the largest
on track vintage oval racing car event in the US. Eligible vintage
racing cars include: Midgets, Sprints, Champ cars, Indy cars and
Stock cars. The event was the brainchild of Bob Bahre, New Hampshire
International Speedway owner, and the late Vic Yerardi, a huge supporter
of the Vintage Race Car movement.
travel from as far away as California and Florida to participate
in the event. Each year a Grand Marshall is named for the celebration.
In past years, notables like Roger Ward, A.J. Watson, Buster Werke,
Ron Bouchard & Ken Squier were honored.
what an offenhauser sounds like at speed? Curious what 5-10 offenhausers
at speed sound like? Curious what a Champ car sounds like at speed?
Come out and experience with us what has been one of the best kept
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by the RACING CARS!