The Chrome Horn News



    The first two Lost Speedways events at the Saratoga Automobile Museum were roaring successes but it looks like round three, set for Sunday, April 27th at 1 pm, will be the best yet.
    The premise is simple. Lost Speedways events look back at race tracks that no longer exist, using words and pictures to rekindle memories that have languished for years, and in some cases, decades.
    The April program will feature a few Lost Speedways veterans as well as newcomers Andy Fusco and Mark Supley. Fusco, who will tell the tale of the speedways in Perth, has done extensive research with such noted old-timers as Jerry Jerome, Bill Blair, Stan Bellinger, Ron Quackenbush, Skip Roots and Doc Blanchard. And Supley will have an equally compelling tale of gone but not forgotten motorcycle venues, among them Chariot Park, Berne-Knox, Cobleskill and Afton.
    National Speed Sport News columnist Gary London and his wingman, historian Marty Himes, will recall racing at such unique New York City venues as the Polo Grounds, Dexter Park, Weissglass Stadium and the Kingsbridge Armory. Noted Vermont historian Bill Ladabouche will also return and is hard at work adding pictures to his presentation on the tracks along the NY/Vermont border.
Add in Kenny Gypson on the tracks east of Troy, Les King on Altamont and Empire Raceway and a few others yet to be confirmed and you have the makings of an afternoon to remember.
    Supervised tables will again be available for museum visitors to display their photos, scrapbooks and other memorabilia for the enjoyment of all. Videos of Lost Speedways Two will also be on sale during the event.
    Visitors will also enjoy viewing the auto museum's newest exhibits, including the "Romance of the Roadsters" in the Golub Gallery, the "Syracuse Mile" in the Racing in New York Gallery and the winning photos from the Eastern Motorsports Press Association's Brice Auto Supply/NAPA photography contest in the museum's orientation theater/art gallery.
    Anyone wishing to make a Lost Speedways presentation or exhibit their memorabilia can contact event organizer Ron Hedger at while information on the auto museum is available online at

Alan Edstrom
Director of Programs and Events
Saratoga Auto Museum
110 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 587-1935 x 22
FAX (518) 587-4149


SourceAlan Edstrom / Saratoga Auto Museum
Posted:  February 25, 2008

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