New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame

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The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for racing-related people in the New England region of the United States. NEAR was established in 1981. The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the New England Antique Racers.

New England Antique Racers[edit]

The group had approximately 350-400 members and 80 antique race cars as of 2007.[1] The group has been inducting area racers in its hall of fame since 1998.[1] By design, the Hall has no permanent home. Instead, a mobile caravan of induction plaques, antique race cars and memorabilia is displayed at major auto racing shows and events in the region.

Hall of fame classes[edit]

2012[edit]

  • Mario Fiore[2]
  • Moe Gherzi
  • Jerry Humiston
  • Jim Jorgensen
  • Joey Kourafas
  • Roland Lapierre Sr.
  • Reggie Ruggiero
  • Irene Venditti

2011[edit]

  • Buddy Bardwell[3]
  • Punky Caron
  • Louis D'Amore
  • Jerry Dolliver
  • Danny Galullo
  • Garuti Brothers
  • Vic Kangas
  • Val LeSieur
  • Skip Matczak
  • Dan Meservey
  • Russ Nutting

2010[edit]

  • Chuck Arnold[4]
  • Archie Blackadar
  • Geoff Bodine
  • Frank Ferrara
  • Pete Fiandaca
  • Bob Garbarino
  • Marty Harty
  • Vic Miller
  • Mike Murphy
  • George Savary
  • Billy Simons

2009[edit]

  • Bob Bahre[5]
  • Art Barry
  • Bert Brooks
  • Tom Curley
  • Bobby Dragon
  • John Fitch
  • Harold Hanaford
  • Rollie Lindblad
  • Jim McConnell
  • Paul Richardson
  • Bertha Small

2008[edit]

  • Dave Alkas
  • Dick Batchelder
  • Dick Berggren
  • Joe Brady
  • Howie Brown
  • Dave Darveau
  • Johnny Gammell
  • George Lombardo
  • Fred Luchesi
  • Pete Zanardi

2007[edit]

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

2003[edit]

2002[edit]

2001[edit]

2000[edit]

1999[edit]

1998 inaugural class[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official website, Retrieved October 2, 2007
  2. ^ Dykes, Dave (2012-01-30). "http://yankeeracer.com/2012/01/30/near-presents-class-of-2012-at-15th-annual-new-england-auto-racing-hall-of-fame-inductions/". New England Antique Racers. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ Dykes, Dave (2010-11-28). "Tickets Now Available for 2011 New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Banquet". New England Antique Racers. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "2010 NEAR Hall Of Fame Induction Plays Before Packed House". NEAR official website. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Welcome NEAR Hall of Fame Class Of 2009". NEAR official website. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 

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