In The Pits: Louis Vermeil

The No. 7 Sprint Car (Big Car) is currently on display at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs. The car was one of the first cars owned by Louis Vermeil in the late 1930’s and was recently restored and is owned by his son, Dick Vermeil, who will be the guest speaker at the Museum on Sunday.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs will be hosting their Spring Open House festivities this weekend, featuring a special Drag Racing program tomorrow and Circle Track racing will be on the docket Sunday.

The museum features many historic and current racing cars (dirt, asphalt, NASCAR, IndyCar, Drag Racing) on display along with the Chris Economaki Library featuring decades of racing related newspapers, magazines and programs. Plenty of memorabilia fill the two-story facility and fans are encouraged to bring their cameras to document their visit. My personal favorite is the actual garage section that was moved from Tommy Hinnershitz’s Oley farm to the York Springs museum.

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