Saratoga Automobile Museum

Coordinates: 43°03′25″N 73°48′17″W / 43.057015°N 73.804660°W / 43.057015; -73.804660
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Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Automobile Museum is located in New York
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Location within New York
Location110 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Coordinates43°03′25″N 73°48′17″W / 43.057015°N 73.804660°W / 43.057015; -73.804660
TypeAutomotive Museum
WebsiteOfficial website

The Saratoga Automobile Museum is located in the 2,379-acre (963 ha) Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York.[1] Housed in a former water bottling plant built in 1935, the museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Department of Education as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit institution and focuses on the impact of the automobile in the past, present and future in New York and the wider world. The Museum is also a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).


After a full renovation, the Saratoga Automobile Museum was chartered in 1999 and officially opened to the public in June 2002 (21 years ago) (2002-06). It can display approximately thirty vehicles between three galleries on two floors. The ground floor displays rotating featured exhibits between two galleries. Gallery A is an expansive space featuring 30+ foot ceilings, original tile walls and flooring, and the focal point of the gallery, 3 floor-to-ceiling palladian windows and observation walkway. This gallery is often used for public and private events and weddings. Also on the first floor is a small theater room.


An art gallery showcases local and international artists and photographers. The second floor houses the two permanent exhibits overlooking the first floor, Racing in New York and East of Detroit, plus the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame.[2]

NYSSCA Hall of Fame Inductees[edit]

Class of 1984 to Class of 2009[edit]

1984 Steve Danish, Jeep Herbert, Kenny Shoemaker


1985 Pete Corey, Paul Marshall
1986 George Proctor, Tony Villano
1987 Doug Garrison, Irv Taylor, Jerry Townley
1988 Eddie Flemke, Frank Trinkaus, Bill Wimble
1989 Rene Charland, Cliff Kotary, Theron Moore, Ted Ryan, Ken Tremont Sr.
1990 Ernie Gahan, Mert Hulbert, Dick Nephew, Karl Haeussel
1991 Nick Ronca, "Tate" Eugene Tetreault, Howie Westervelt
1992 "Jollie" Ollie Palmer, Donald Wayman, Cliff Wright
1993 Jerry Cook, Ralph Ouderkirk, Frankie Schneider
1994 Tim Baker, Ed Delmolino, Chuck Ely, Ed Pieniazek
1995 Chet Hames, Hugh Hedger, Claude Hoard, Ron Narducci
1996 Fred DeCarr, Dexter Dorr, Ernie Marshall, Ernie Martin
1997 Dick Clark, Mike Ehring, Richie Evans, George Janoski, Lou Spanier, Bugsy Stevens
1998 Margaret Bosley, Leonard Bosley, Carlton Hughes, Harry Peek, Winn Slavin
1999 Tommy Corellis, C.D. Coville, Stretch VanSteenburgh, Don MacTavish
2000 Ken Goodermote, Lou Lazzaro, Link Pettit, Sr., Ethel Searing-Wetmore
2001 John Button, Ray Dalmata, Ed Feuz, James Gage Sr., Bob Hackel, Dutch Hoag, Charles "Chuck" Irving, Charlie LaDuc, Jim Luke, Steve Luse, Bernie Miller, Bob Mott, John Osterhoudt, Lee Palmer, Vince Quenneville Sr., C.J. Richards, Paul Roberts, Allen "Schootch" Schoonmaker, Sonny Seamon, Arthur "Uncle” Art Stuarts, George Welch, Stan Wetmore
2002 George Marcus, John "Jocko" Martterer, Bob Whitebeck
2003 Len Boehler, Fred DeSarro, Maynard Forrette, Butch Jelley, Andy Romano
2004 John Grady, Buck Holliday, Brian Ross, Donnie Wetmore
2005 Geoff Bodine, Ed Cloce, Jim Frye, Barb Frye, Dick Schoonover
2006 Chuck Akulis, Jim Langenback, John Tallini, Merv Treichler
2007 Art Barry, Les Deuel, Bob McCreadie, Buzzie Reutimann, Maynard Troyer
2008 Will Cagle, Dick Hansen, Billy Rafter, Dick Waterman
2009 Jerry Higbie Sr., Mike Romano, Charlie Rudolph, Jimmy Spencer

Class of 2010 to Present[edit]

2010 Marty Beberwyk, Hertha Beberwyk, Jack Cottrell, Paul Emerick, Dickie Larkin [3]
2011 Don Ackner, Mike Budka, Dave Lape, Walt Mitchell, Rich Ricci, Sr., Jim Shampine
2012 Percy Barber, Peg Bedell, Walter Bedell, Jack Blackwood Jr., Bill Brooking, Dave Cruickshank, Bob Devine, Don Diffendorf, Glenn Donnelly, Gibby Fountain, Don Haddock, Ron Hedger, Jack Johnson, Milt Johnson, George Kent, Walt Markert, Kenny Marshall, Edmund Pierce, Mike Ronca, Dick Sweet, Danny Watson, Tommy Williams Sr.
2013 Mike Colsten, Jimmy King, Joe Messina, Bob Savoie, Jimmy Winks [4]
2014 Pete Bicknell, Kenny Brightbill, Howie Commander, Charlie Jarzombek, Marcia Wetmore [5]
2015 Bruce Dostal, Richie Eurich, Claude and Gail Riley, Doug Hoffman, Norm Moyer, Billy Taylor [6]
2016 Gary Balough, Don and Jo Ann Davies, Bill Greco, Paul Jensen, Danny Odyda [7]
2017 Dick Hicks, Jimmy Horton, Dave Kneisal, Allie Swears [8]
2018 Gary Iulg, Jerry Rose, Curt Van Pelt, Pat Ward [9]
2019 Jeff Heotzler, Charlie Langenstein, John McArdell, Mike McLaughlin [10]
2020/21 Gene Cole, Brett Hearn, Randy Ross, Roger Treichler, John P Flach, John C Flach, JoAnn Flanigan [11]
2022 John Keegan, Ralph Compani, Ray Bramall, Frank “Sege” Fidanza, Roger Phelps, Kenny Tremont Jr. [12]


  1. ^ Haueter, David (September 2013). "History Comes Alive". Roundel: 41–44.
  2. ^ Ellis, Jim (November 21, 2020). "Jack Johnson's iconic 12A on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum". The Leader Herald. Retrieved August 22, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Compiled from NYSSA Hall of Fame List of Inductees". Saratoga Automobile Museum. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  4. ^ "NYSSCA hosts 45th annual awards banquet". The Leader Herald. February 9, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  5. ^ Boggie, Tom (January 21, 2015). "Commander heads list of NYSSCA inductees". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  6. ^ "Rich Eurich inducted into New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame". Warwick Advertiser. February 17, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  7. ^ "Edmeston driver makes New York racing HOF". Cooperstown Crier. December 26, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  8. ^ Modestino, Lou (October 25, 2017). "Four elected to NY State Stock Car Assn. HOF". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  9. ^ "NYSSCA Hall of Fame Induction". Saratoga Automobile Museum. December 26, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  10. ^ Fallis, Laurie (February 19, 2020). "The New York State Stock Car Association Is Set To Celebrate 2019's Best This Weekend". Race Pro Weekly. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  11. ^ Bettig, Ed and Betty (February 4, 2022). "Hall of Fame Celebration". Dirt Track Digest. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  12. ^ Szczerba, Ron (May 11, 2023). "NYSSCA Inducts Six Legends Into Hall of Fame". Dirt Track Digest. Retrieved October 5, 2023.

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