our News | 2010

The 5th Annual Formal Induction Dinner for the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame being held November 6, 2010.

September 26 at 2:00pm Canadian Tenor Derrick Paul Miller. Derrick has spent the last decade touring and singing nationally and internationally. Derrick has been a star of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, NS for the past four years. He has recently completed his second recording which will officially be released Aug.20th. It is entitled "It Is Well". It is a collection of Classical Sacred and Inspirational music. Tickets are available at the Hall Of Fame. Price $10.00.

September 12 come see us at the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta Car Show in Sussex, NB

The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame would like to thank the tireless efforts of Mike Kaplin and Jim Hallihan as well as the many volunteers that helped them, in making the auction at Scotia Speedworld such a rousing success. They would also like to thank all those who participated in the bidding process as well. The auction raised over $2700.00 which will help greatly with the Hall's operations. A big thank you goes out to Scotia Speedworld, the Carquest Pro Stock Tour, and Atlantic Cat for their participation in this event. Lastly, thanks to the drivers themselves, who were the main prizes. Again, thank you one and all !!!

Photos by Matt Jacques Photography


PLACE: Scotia Speedworld
EVENT: The Atlantic Cat 250….Friday August 6, 2010
TIME: After the race as part of the Friday Night Agenda


All Prostock drivers participating in that event will be auctioned off individually with successful bidders participating in the following prize packages… - 50% of proceeds collected from the auction will be divided as follows….
- 50% of cash purse to the successful bidder of 1st place car
- 25% of cash purse to the successful bidder of 2nd place car
- 15% of cash purse to the successful bidder of 3rd place car
- 10% of cash purse to a mystery place position draw ..successfull bidder of that placed
- Car ( done by random draw after the auction).

There will also be a prize package of merchandise to all successful bidders….


EXAMPLE payout… ( based on $5000.00 being raised)
50% of the $5000.00 goes into the cash purse = 2500.00
50% of cash purse to 1st place…… $1250.00
25% of cash purse to 2nd place …. 625.00
15% of cash purse to 3rd place …. 375.00
10% of cash purse to mystery place. 275.00

Should the amount raised be over that amount then the prize purse goes up…….

Contact people for this event will be Mike Kaplan ..452-0865 Jim Hallahan..478-3918


The Hall has been open for almost nine months now and everything is going great. The summer has been busy so far, and things are expected to get even busier in the next few months. Hall rentals are still doing well, which helps defray the costs of operation and changes are being made to the displays over the next couple of weeks. Drop in and visit. You'll be glad you did!!!

The Visitor Information Centre is now located at the Maritime Hall of Fame building and is open daily from 9am until 5pm until at least the end of August. Drop by and see Elyssa who is manning the desk everyday and, of course, while there, take a look at all the exhibits on display. You'll be glad you did.


June 5th (starting 9AM)

held at Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame

(Border Town Band, Pig Roast, Live Auction and much more)

COME ONE and ALL !!!

At the annual meeting held May 8th, Angela Nicholson resigned as Board Secretary and was replaced by Sharon Layton-Pollack. Other committments was the main reason for Angela's departure. The Board of Directors plus Ernie and Winona wish to thank Angela for her effort in aid of the Hall of Fame.

May 8 is our Annual Meeting at 3:00pm.in Conference room B at the Hall Of Fame. It is very important that all members attend this meeting. This is also the election of officers. If you know anyone that can be elected to the Presidents position, please be thinking about it.

On May 22 the Hartland Band has booked for a dance. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $8.00 per person. They play Classic Country.

The Municipal Visitors Information Centre is to be open by June 1st. Any of the Motor Sports Clubs and Race Tracks may put their information here for the public and tourist to have access to. In order to have the Information Centre Question Mark we have to give up our small meeting room. We could also use some volunteers to help with this. We need volunteers to help with other areas. Anyone that can give us a few hours now and then please get in touch with us.

June 5th is our 5th Annual Petty AutoFest Motor Sports Exhibition, this year being held at the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame. Vehicles will be displayed outside. The starting time is 9:00am. The admission charge is $5.00 per person. The Border Town Band is playing in the afternoon again this year. There is an added attraction this year, a Pig Roast. The pork will be served on a bun starting at 11:00am. The proceeds go to the Petitcodiac & District Figure Skating Club. All Motor Sport Vehicles are welcome. Bring your friends and vote for the Vehicle that you like the best; a plaque will be given to the one with the most votes in each division. A live auction is also planned. The winning ticket for the toolbox will be drawn as well.

November 6 is our 5th Annual Induction Ceremony being held at the New Brunswick Casino at Magnetic Hill. The ticket price is $80.00 per person. A block of room has been set-aside for anyone wishing to register at that Hotel. Rooms are $149.00 plus tax. These rooms need to be booked by October 6 for this rate. Inductees will be announced in September. Derek Oland, Executive Chairman for Moosehead Breweries Limited is scheduled to be Guest Speaker.

If any one has knowledge of past involvement in motorsports, such as drivers and tracks, owners of tracks, wearing apparel, pictures and programs or anything else that we may use, please contact us. These are all things we need to present the history of Motor Sports.

Items that we still need: Projector screen to be mounted on the wall, a flip chart, mannequins, racks for information centre, another computer, printer, stands to display info at displays, scanner to do large articles and filing cabinets.

Sharon Layton-Pollock is the new voice of Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame replacing Cindy, who has moved on to other things. Sharon will do a bang-up job at the helm !!!


On April 3rd the MMHOF played host to the first wedding held at the building. Both the Wedding and Reception were held at the hall, and from all reports, it was a huge success.

Kellie Cromwell was the grand prize winner at our 5th Annual 4 Wheeler Dinner and Draw that took place at the Petitcodiac Legion on March 27th, 2010. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the Roast Beef Dinner.

There were lots of prizes given out along with the grand prize. Thank you so much to all our sponsors for their continuing support.

We are having a Play at the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inc. On April 10th, 2010, at 7pm. It is a three act play Written by Wilbur Braun. The name is " Aunt Tilley Goes To Sea " and it is a comedy. Everyone is welcome.

The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame is anxious to gather all the Maritime Car Clubs together for a meeting on Sunday March 21st. at 1:30 pm at the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame building at 5 HooperLane, Petitcodiac, NB exit 233 off of Highway #1.The meeting is to distribute information about schedules and events taking place this season. It is an opportunity to distribute their brochures, pamphlets etc as well.

Our Petty Auto Show will be June 5th at our new building. It is a Motor Sport Exhibition and is open to any Vehicle enthusiast. There will be a pork roast and live music again provided by the "Border Town Band". Doors open at 9am and the event runs until things wrap up.

The deadline for this years Nominations is April 1st. The selection committee will announce the inductees by September 15th of this year.

The Basement Players Theater Group will be staging a play on April 10th. It will be a comedy called " Aunt Tilley Goes to Sea " The tickets are $10 for adults and $5.00 Children. Showtime is 7pm. Three act play was written by Wilbur Braun. Sponsored by the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inc. Proceeds going to the I.V. Day Hospital

Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inc.
5th Annual 4X4 4-Wheeler Dinner & Draw

March 26th, 2010
Petitcodiac Legion
18 Kay St., Petitcodiac, NB

Meet & Greet - 5:30 to 6:30
Dinner served at 6:45

Tickets on sale Now !
$100.00 per ticket.( per Person )

Call the Hall 506-756-2110 or Contact Ernie McLean at 506-756-8982

On Feb. 13 we are having a VALENTINE FUNDRAISER DANCE here at the hall. Music is by THE LOST CONNECTION'S. There will be a cash bar and finger food. The time is 9pm - 1am. Price $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple.

We are selling tickets on a portable Tool Box, draw will take place June 5, 2010 at our Petty AutoFest. The show will be held here at the Hall Of Fame. More details to follow.

The 2010 Induction Gala is to be held at the Moncton Casino Nov. 6. Anyone wishing to get their nominations in for a chance this year must have them in by April 1st.

Need a MAJOR SPONSOR to help out with the day to day operations of the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inc..