Gather 'round, race fans! I want to tell you about New Hampshire's best kept secret - North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon. Located just south of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the space is packed with race cars, memorabilia, and more.
The 10,000 square foot space opened its doors in 2016 and is home to nearly 40 race cars and motorcycles from all disciplines - each with a background in New England racing.
Some of the cars have been restored and are still racing to this day, while others retired decades ago.
Additional memorabilia like racing uniforms, helmets, trophies, and photos tell the story of racing's history in New England, dating all the way back to the first oval track in Cranston, Rhode Island, built in 1896.
There’s even a display of classic Soap Box Derby cars, a slot car track, and an iRacing Simulator.
Unlike traditional museums, North East Motor Sports invites you touch the displays - reach into the cars, look under the hood, or host your own race on the indoor mini track.
The museum is owned by the non-profit Racing History Preservation Group, and is run entirely by volunteers. All donations are tax-deductible and go towards the upkeep and preservation of the display items.
After a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic the North East Motor Sports Museum reopened to the public on Saturday June 20th. The hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm for the remainder of June with possibly adding Fridays starting in July.