Despite its humble begennings, for many, the Danbury Racearena embodied the spirit of the early days of stock car racing.
On Saturday, April 14, enthusiasts are invited to stop by The Golden Age of Trucking Museum to take part in The History of The Danbury Racearena, a discussion and video presentation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Golden Age of Trucking Museum is located at 1101 Southford Road, Middlebury, Conn.
The guest speaker for the event is Kevin Brown, owner and restorer of Jimmy Smith's 1936 Ford 3-window coupe. In addition, three restored racecars will be on display and some of the original drivers will be on hand to answer questions.
For more than 30 years, thousands of drivers and fans stood silently while the 20'x30' American Flag was lowered in the infield, back-lit by three surplus WWII anti-aircraft search lights before each feature race. How it all came to an end following the 1981 summer season when the historic track was demolished to make way for a shopping mall is a story you will definitely want to hear.
The seminar is free with your paid admission to the museum. Museum members are admitted free of charge. For more information about the seminar go to www.goldenagetruckmuseum.com or call 203-577-2181.