THE 4TH ANNUAL NORWOOD ARENA REUNION IS
FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2008 AT BEZEMA BUICK,
PONTIAC, GMC IN NORWOOD, MA.
Drivers, car owners, crewman and fans are expected to converge on Bezema
Buick, Pontiac, GMC on Sunday, June 1 on the Auto Mile for the fourth
annual event. The Bezema dealership is just one mile north of the long
shuttered famed quarter-mile speedway that created racing legends such
as drivers Bill Slater, Ernie Gahan, Bugs Stevens, Leo Cleary and five
decade car owner Joe Brady. All were on hand at the recent New England
Antique Auto Racers Hall of Fame Banquet and indicated their attendance
on June 1. In fact all are members of the NEAR HOF.
Antique racecars from NEAR, STARS and even a few from ACOT
are expected to be on hand that day. Plus, all racecars are welcome to
the Annual Norwood Arena Reunion. Also, street antiques, muscle cars and
classics will be part of the show. Dash plaques will be given out to
racecars, street antiques, muscle cars and classics. There will also be
a trophy for the best racecar and street machine awarded by peers.
Coastal 181 is expected to bring some new motorsports books
to the show as well as HOT CARS, COOL DRIVERS written by Lew Boyd which
gives insights to the Norwood Arena racing wars during it's heyday along
with other tracks in southern New England. Also, collectable vendors are
also expected. Don Thomas, the Norwood Arena Webmaster, also plans to
his usual array of equipment so that attendees will be able to check the
latest information on that website.
Host Marty Bezema, Sr., a former competitor at the Norwood
Arena and other tracks, will be there to welcome his former adversaries
during the glory days at the Norwood Arena Speedway. It's set to get
underway at 11 a.m. and to be completed by 4 p.m. Rain or shine.
If you didn't make the show last year mark your calendar now.
And if you have any pictures, news stories or scrapbooks bring them
along. A table will be provided for that purpose. Hot Dogs and
Hamburgers will be served free in Marty's Cafe on the property of the
For further information call Bezema Buick, Pontiac, GMC at
781-769-4700. The Bezema dealership is located at 401 Providence Hwy.
(US Rt. 1) in Norwood, MA on the Auto Mile.