THE 4TH ANNUAL NORWOOD ARENA REUNION IS SET FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2008 AT BEZEMA BUICK, PONTIAC, GMC IN NORWOOD, MA.
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 Bezema dealership.
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.