Oct 16 2013

News 12 Long Island “Marty Himes’ unique race car collection keeps Long Island history alive”

Just in time for Marty Himes' presentation on Thursday night, News 12 Long Island featured a news clip on Marty and his amazing collection.


Marty Himes' unique race car collection keeps Long Island history alive

Originally published: October 15, 2013 8:00 AM
Updated: October 15, 2013 8:40 AM


BAY SHORE - Marty Himes bought a 1956 Ford Victoria more than 50 years ago and turned it into a race car to run at Freeport Speedway.

For him, it's part of a lifelong passion for race cars that helps keep Long Island history alive.

News 12 Long Island took a look inside Himes' unique car collection that dates back decades. He says real race cars have numbers and decals from sponsors.

Most importantly, he says, they have dents and scratches. He calls them "speed marks," and says each one has its own story.

Himes says he has one "speed mark" caused by Baiting Hollow race car driver Charlie Jarzombek.

Link to the video clip


Come see Marty Himes in person Thursday night at the  Old Bethpage Village Restoration auditorium. Hosted by the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society, the meeting begins at 7:30 PM. The presentation was highlighted last Friday in Newsday.  Admission is free.




Howard Kroplick


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