Racing exhibit at Seaford Museum

By Don Allen

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, will debut a first of its kind exhibit based on the 2012 book, Delaware Auto Racing, published by Arcadia Press.

Like the book, this exhibit will bring back memories and present the sparkling contributions that Delaware has made to this national sport.

"Delaware Auto Racing" will open Saturday, Aug. 17 and close Sunday, Nov. 17. Artifacts from many local collections will be on display; many that haven't been seen in decades. One of the benchmark pieces will be the Delaware State Fair Stock Car Races Trophy that was established in 1982 to honor the overall best annual performance at the Harrington Fairgrounds.

Artifacts, photos, posters, programs, newspaper clippings, driving suits and helmets, race car parts and "pieces" will all be on display.

The racing venues that have gone away and those that live on will be represented. Most importantly, the men and women that have forged this rich history in the "First State" and on the Delmarva Peninsula will be showcased.

The exhibit will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 17, and motorsports personalities will be on hand to chat. There will also be vintage race cars on display in the museum's parking lot.

Museum hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults with children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Come and relive the golden age of motorsports in Delaware and on Delmarva.

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