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The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Has Busy Weekend Of Activities

York Springs, Pa. – The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will host a two-day open house on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.  The busy weekend of activities will include the dedication of the museum's new research room.

The active weekend will commence on Saturday at 10 a.m.  Local drag racing will be the main activity during Saturday.  Beginning at 10 a.m., attorney Bruce Shaw will lead a free seminar on collector car fraud.

Following the seminar, there will be the unveiling of new drag racing displays.  The first racing machine will be Charlie Seabrook's "Jersey Jimmy," an Aston Martin-powered roadster.  Seabrook set numerous records with this unique machine.  The second display will be for driver "Pee Wee" Wallace.  Wallace was an early pioneer in the NHRA Funny Car class driving cars such as the Virginian, the Alabamian, and the Black Stang.

Patti Young, from Lebanon, will be honored for her contribution to local drag racing.  Young competed at the former York US30 Dragway, driving for Shaull Oldsmobile and York's Beasley Ford.

During Saturday's activities, there will be a memorabilia auction and an information roundtable discussion on the former York US30 Dragway.

On Sunday, the museum will open at 10 a.m.  The dedication of the new Charles Rasp addition, now housing the museum's research materials, will start at 1 p.m.  Local Sprint Car star Lance Dewease will be part of the ribbon-cutting festivities.

The new addition will house the ever-growing research material donated to the museum.  The museum currently has over 13,000 racing photographs in its vast collection.  EMMR also has a wide range of racing programs from speedways across the United States.  The new room will also house part of the museum's race car display.   

EMMR will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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