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2008

The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame site, held a site viewing with the interested contractors wishing to submit a bid proposal to build the building. The Bids must be in by August 28, 2008.


PETITCODIAC (NB) –June 7, 2008 A sod-turning ceremony took place to officially mark the start of construction on the new Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame, with the support of over $500,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and $250,000 from the Province of New Brunswick. The year-round centre will showcase the history of all competitive and recreational motor sports in the region, and promote safe participation in those sports. It is expected that this project will increase sales and employment for local businesses as it draws more visitors to the village and surrounding areas.


Our Annual Petty Auto Fest was held on June 7th. There were 58 entries in the show. Our biggest yet. All in all it was a really nice day. The live auction raised over $1000.00.The entertainment was provided by the band, Border Town. Pictures are here.


Herman Berry was the winner of the four-wheeler on April 19, 2008.


2007

Pictures from the November 17 Induction ceremonies are now posted.


Elgin, NB (Oct 21, 2007) Maritimes Motorsports Hall of Fame annual business meeting held Oct 19, at the Super 8 hotel in Amherst.

Annual memberships will become due the first of each year. The cost is $20.00. Judy Profit, PEI, will be the membership registrar.

The tendering process for the building is being worked on at this time; hopefully the bids will be in by the end of the year. The 2007 inductee plaques will be displayed in the inductee's own province until brought to its permanent home the maritime motorsports hall of fame in Petitcodiac.

A manager is to be hired to look after the operation of the hall. Anyone with marketing background, interested in promoting motorsports as a whole and can fulfill the requirements for the position may send in their resume.

Mike Waddell is in charge of locating items for the museum. So if anyone has something they wish to donate, or loan he would be glad to talk with you


Governments invest in new Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame

Oct. 11, 2007 - PETITCODIAC (NB) - Federal and provincial officials joined representatives of the Village of Petitcodiac today to announce an investment of more than $1.1 million to establish the Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame, a year-round centre to showcase the history of motor sports in the region. Premier Shawn Graham, Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore, and Petitcodiac Mayor Peter Saunders were on hand for today's event.

"The Province of New Brunswick is proud to be a partner in this important project for the community of Petitcodiac and the surrounding area," Graham said. "Investing in community projects such as this one will help generate economic activity in the region and work toward our goal of self-sufficiency."

"The Government of Canada is getting things done for the people of Petitcodiac," Moore said. "Our strategic investment of more than $550,000 in the development of the Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame is another step on our path to building stronger communities and a stronger Canada." He spoke on behalf of National Defence Minister Peter MacKay, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

"I am very pleased to receive financial contributions from ACOA and the Regional Development Corporation," Saunders said. "The funding will enable construction of the Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame located on Hooper Lane in Petitcodiac. This facility will provide a much-needed economic boost to the Village of Petitcodiac."

The Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame is expected to increase sales and employment for local businesses as it draws more visitors to the village and the surrounding area. It is estimated this project will draw a minimum of 10,500 visitors in its first full year of operation, increasing to over 11,500 by the third year. It is also expected to draw motor sports enthusiasts from other parts of Canada and the United States, having a significant impact on the economy of the Village of Petitcodiac.

The Government of Canada is investing $551,500 in the project through ACOA's Innovative Communities Fund. The Province of New Brunswick is providing $250,000, and the Village of Petitcodiac is contributing $185,000 (in kind). An additional $50,000 (in kind) comes from the Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame Inc. and $131,606 from fundraising initiatives.


Inductees Announced for Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame Inc.

Elgin, NB (October 1, 2007) - The names of the ten inductees into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame have been announced. The inductees were chosen by a special committee based on the nominations received and will be inducted into the Hall at a Formal event on November 17, 2007.

Terry Clattenburg (Dartmouth, NS) - Competitor, Stockcar Racing
Adelard Cormier (Dieppe, NB) - Competitor, Stock Car Racing
Gerald Davis (Springhill, NS) - Competitor, Motocross
Ray & Clarence Foster (Dunstaffnage, PEI) - Restoration, Antiques
Arnold Hoar (Moncton, NB) - Competitor, Various Categories
Jerry Lawrence (Windsor Junction, NS) - Builder (Media)
Don McCabe (Rosevale, NB) - Builder/Promoter, Snowmobiles
Lester McKay (Pennfield, NB) - Antiques
Don McNally (Hanway, NB) - Competitor, Drag Racing
Moncton Speed & Custom Club Inc. (Moncton, NB) - Builder (Club)


New Lifetime Member: A great big welcome goes out to our newest Lifetime Member .......Gary Steeves!


Thanks to NBIS... A very special thank you goes out to Chris Johnston, Steve Burns and Staff at NBIS for allowing Ernie & Winona to set up a display to promote the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame this Labour Day weekend. Ernie & Winona would also like to congratulate them on their great crowd and wonderful show!


Our 2nd Annual Petty Autofest was held on June 9th! The gorgeous sunny day brought out 41 entries to the 2nd Annual event. The variety of entries was varied (check out pictures) In addition to the vehicles on display, spectators enjoyed a silent auction, Indoor/Outdoor flea market and BBQ put on for the "Relay for Life". See pictures here.

Ballots were placed for favorite entries. Congratulations to 1st, 2nd and 3rd with the most votes - 3rd place went to the 1973 Dodge Charger (above) 2nd place went to Mike & Louise Kilbride of Moncton for their 1967 Chevy Van. 1st place went to Jim D'Arcy of Saint John for his 1938 Chev Coupe.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day; our sponsors for the event; our volunteers and especially our entrants for the wonderful display and great turn-out...some as far away as Blacks Harbour!


2006

MMHF 1st Annual Induction Gala A Great Success!
(November 21, 2006) - The very 1st Annual Induction Gala was held on Saturday (November 18, 2006) at The Right Choice Catering in Moncton, NB. The evening was kicked-off with a silent auction and roast beef dinner, followed by Special Guest Speaker, Ron Fellows, (via video tape) and then, a Video Presentation for the Inductees.


MMHOF Annual Meeting Held October 20

(October 21, 2006) - The annual meeting for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame was held Friday October 20 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The 2006/2007 board members as well as committee chairs were elected.

Additionally, the MMHF is pleased to announce the availability of a NEW Lifetime Membership for just $300.


Inaugural Inductees Announced for Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame

ELGIN, NB (October 18, 2006) - The names of the 10 inaugural inductees to the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) have been announced. The inductees were chosen by a committee that based their decision on nominations received. The inductions will take place November 18 in Moncton.

The 2006 inductees to the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame are :
Ken Brace
Walter Brooks
James D'Arcy Jr.
Caleb Dunn
Scott Fraser
Alton (Booie) Jackson
Alex Kilpatrick
Moncton Motor Sport Club
Nickerson Family (Don, Norma, Barry, Glenn)
Shane Scott

The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame inaugural induction ceremony will take place in Moncton at The Right Choice Catering on Saturday, November 18. Ticket availability is limited and include a reception, dinner and the awards ceremony; they are $75 each. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 and the induction ceremony at 7:30. For more information please call 1-866-355-8206.


Inaugural Autofest June 10

Many, many thanks to all those who contributed to the inaugural Autofest. There were 29 show entrees, great music and lots of spectators.

May 24, 2006 - The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the Artistic Sphere Group, will host the inaugural Petty Autofest at Petitcodiac Arena on Saturday, June 10.

The show opens to the public at Noon and will include an art exhibition by local artists. Between 2 and 5, attendees and participants can tap their toes to the music of Ken Campbell and the Country Road Band. The event will also see a silent auction and door prizes.

Participants can register in advance by calling 506-756-8982. Set-up starts at 9 a.m.

Admission is a cash donation at the door. This event is a fundraiser for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame.


New Logo - IT'S HERE

April 28, 2006 - Our new logo is being officially unveiled tonight at the fundraiser.


2005

Inaugural Nominations Being Accepted

December 13, 2005 - The wheels are in motion to select the inaugural inductees to the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHOF). The organization's Nomination Committee has released the Nomination Form for 2006 considerations as inaugural members to the hallowed hall.