On September 12th, Bob Bianchi, Vice President of the New England Racing Museum, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the New England Racing Museum. Bob is active in the New England racing museum including providing numerous upgrades for technology and displays. The New England Racing Museum was built in 2012 by the Racing History Preservation Group.  The museum was built slowly to prevent incurring debt.  Mission is to collect, preserve and educate the public on the history of motorized racing in New England.  
Bob talked about the Loudon Speedway hosting the largest sporting event in New England attracting more than 100,000 fans.  The Museum is housed in a 10,000 square foot building near the entrance to the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon.  It has been subsidized with donations from various suppliers, tradespeople and a subsidy from the Motor Speedway.  The $1.5 million dollar structure opened in 2017 and is currently debt free due to this support.
 
It rotates shows and cars to reflect different events.  The first track event was held in 1890 in Providence RI.  Other races were held in Old Orchard Beach.  Some of the older cars are from the early 1900’s.  The variety of cars range from Soapbox Derby cars to Stanley Steamers to current versions of NASCARS.  They also have drag cars, motorcycles, dirt track cars.  They have many trophies from many events and banners honoring many drivers.
 
For those that want a souvenir there are a variety of T-Shirts of favorite drivers or their cars available.  In November they have a Legend’s Day Dinner event as well as a driving history library. Dave concluded with passing out stickers and brochures about the museum.