Sep 12 2011

Highlights from Old Timer’s Day at the Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia

It was a wonderful time last Saturday at the hurricane-delayed Old Timer's Day at the Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia in Bay Shore. Marty Himes was the gracious host for this annual open house and gathering of people associated with Long Island's racing history.  Some highlights:


Himes Museum 2011- Marty Himes and Howard Kroplick     Welcom Race Fans Sign Freeport Stadium Sign  Best Damned Drivers on Long Island Sign


Former racer Marty Himes gave me a personal tour of his fantastic museum including items from Freeport, Islip and Deer Park race tracks


The Black Beast Roars at the Himes Museum


The Black Beast roared several times during the day...always drawing a crowd.



Gloria and Howard Kroplick   Howard Kroplick, Nancy Johnson meet one of Marty's many friends.


Several members of the Himes family went for a ride in the Black Beast. One of Marty's friends even asked for an autograph!!!





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Sep 18 2011 Joe Venth 9:23 PM

It’s great to see Marty Himes and the gang at his museum. Marty’s memory and knowledge of Long Island’s racing history is incredible. We invite Marty and the gang to our Summer Show at The Long Island Antique Power Association and to this day he has been one of our biggest features. It’s a pleasure working with him. It is always nice to see the Black Beast too. What a amazing race car!!
Keep up the good work Howard, I am fascinated with the Motor Pkwy features you and your members do. It’s very interesting.

Sep 19 2011 Wayne Carroll Petersen 1:25 PM

Marty & Howard,
Thanks for keeping American Auto Racing History Alive !!!!!!!!
Best regards,
Wayne Carroll Petersen
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Sep 21 2011 Bob Richardson 8:38 AM

Thanks for the memories.
Stopped by the museum a few years ago. Glad to see it’s operating.

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