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Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame Out of the Starting Gate with Solid Event Line Up

They may be young, but they’re happening! The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame stands as the guardian of all that’s motorsport-related in the Atlantic region and continues to hold events from dinners to concerts to keep the message alive. Here’s a sampling of some of the season’s best bets…

On Sunday, September 26 at 2:00pm Derrick Paul Miller, originally from Fredericton NB, star of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and tenor with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto for the past seven years, performed at the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame to promote his latest recording of sacred and inspirational music, It Is Well... Described as one of the best voices in the Maritimes, Miller brought his entertaining and unique concert of classically inspired music as well as a tribute to our veterans to Petitcodiac this Fall in an inspiring and entertaining show. Dianne Roxborough-Brown accompanied him on piano and Ernie Brown was on trombone.

On October 16 we celebrated our first anniversary of being in our building in Petitcodiac. We have been open to the public, and have had over 700 people through the doors to tour the facility. As the knowledge of our effort spreads, more and more interest will come about. We have vehicles that are one-of-a-kind as well as antiques and racing vehicles. We are gathering history of events from the past. People are bringing information to us. This is an ongoing effort.


Club NB Antique Auto Club - NB
Drag Racing Dave Mosher - PEI (Deceased)
Raymond Roach - NB
Motorcycle Gerry Marshall - NS (Now residing in Quebec)
Promoter Frank Fraser - NS
Builder Jim Hallahan - NS
Winona & Ernest McLean - NB
Stockcar Racing Dave Gorveatt - PEI
Greg Sewart - NS
Tractor John Timmins - NB

The Fifth Annual Formal Induction Dinner for the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame is being held November 6, 2010 at the Casino New Brunswick in The Centre, 21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB, E1G 0R7. Take exit 450 off the Trans-Canada Highway. The Centre is located in the middle building between the hotel and the casino.

The evening program will begin at 5:00pm with a meet and greet and a 6:00pm dinner followed by an interesting program that includes audio and video information about the inductees. The program will also include a silent auction and a special live auction of an inductee-autographed checkered flag.

Dave Gorveatt at Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS

Ticket price is $80.00. To receive ticket order forms and more information phone 506-756-2110. Ticket orders need to be in by October 25th. The dress is formal.

A block of rooms has been set aside for anyone wishing to register at the hotel. A special rate has been set if booked by October 6. They also offer a complimentary hot breakfast.

To make reservations – phone 1-506-859-7770, Email Their web site

The following morning, Sunday, November 7, 11:00am a brunch buffet is planned at the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame building at 5 Hooper Lane, Petitcodiac. Take exit 233 off Highway #1 onto Route 905. Price is $10.00 and needs to be ordered when placing your Induction ticket order.

New Brunswick AntiqueAauto Club on Display.

The 2010 Induction will bring the count to 52 inductees. To be inducted you must first be nominated by someone. It then goes to a committee of seven-or-eight people and the vote must be unanimous. People may nominate someone at any time, but the cut off date for the year of induction is April 1st.

The museum is open weekdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00pm.

Much, much more in the print addition of Auto Atlantic.
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