The New England Antique Racers Club is a non-profit organization that supports the history of New England auto racing. NEAR has been in existence since 1981 and has a growing membership of approx. 350-400 members and 80 antique race cars. Members live throughout New England and are available, on a no charge basis, for exhibition events at local race tracks in New England and several tracks in the New York area, with both original and historical replica race cars.
Since 1998, we have inducted 196 individuals into the New England Auto Racers Hall Of Fame, which is administered by the New England Antique Racers. Some very notable inductees include Richie Evans, Ron Bouchard, Bugs Stevens, Rene Charland, Pete Hamilton, Fred DeSarro, Ed Flemke, Sr. and Billy Greco.
|NEAR 2015 Annual Meeting
Dante Club, West Springfield, MA
Sunday, January 11th ~ 1pm
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|John McCarthy Passes at 84
NEAR Hall of Famer, NEMA President
and Championship Owner
(Published on December 8, 2014 in NEAR, NEMA and NEMA Lites)
December 14, 2014
Tilton, New Hampshire – John L. McCarthy, 84 a long time resident of Tilton died at his home Saturday, December 6, 2014 after a period of declining health.
|NEAR Presents New England Auto Racing
Hall of Fame “Class of 2014”
South Windsor, CT
November 18, 2014
On Sunday, November 16th, the New England Antique Racers (NEAR), presented the 17th annual New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Conducted at Maneeley's Banquet Hall in South Windsor, CT, the HOF celebrates literally hundreds of feature victories, championships, and untold contributions to the sport of auto racing within the New England region. Instituted in 1998, the HOF now boasts membership of well-over 100 deserving individuals.
By Dave Dykes