In conjunction with its special “Start Your Engines!” local racing exhibit, the National Packard Museum will present its final “Coffee and Donuts” lecture of the year on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The program, entitled “Raised on Speed” will feature Ron Novak of Burghill, Ohio, the son of Jim Novak, who owned Sharon Speedway from 1950 until 1981.
This entertaining and informative lecture is open to the public and free with paid admission to the museum. The seminar begins at the museum at 11:00 am.
“Start Your Engines!” is the first in a series of annual exhibits that will be devoted to local auto racing history. This fall’s exhibit features Hartford Township’s Sharon Speedway, the area’s longest continuously running track. Six vintage race vehicles, including a midget, coupe, and Lou Blaney’s sprint car are on display along with rare photographs and memorabilia that tell the story of the beloved track that opened in 1931.
Discounted admission rates apply for groups of 20 or more. Please contact the museum in advance to schedule a group tour.
The National Packard Museum is open Tues. – Sat. 12:00-5:00 pm and Sun. 1-5 pm. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (65 and older) and $5.00 for children (7 – 12), children under 7 are free. Cameras and flash photography are welcome. For more information visit www.packardmuseum.org or