Condolences to the families of Earl Ross and Harvey Lennox, two of the greatest racers in Canadian racing history. Both inaugural inductees to the Hall of Fame.
I personally want to thank all those who helped with the Hall of Fame project. First of all to track owners John and Frank Casale for helping with the plaques and making it possible to honor the inductees.
Thanks for the donation of old Flamboro Speedway programs from a racing legend, three time consecutive Limited Sportsman racer in the Original Fireball 5, Earl Stroh. With his donation that brings the total to 318 different programs in the archives. Please contact me if you have any donations of programs, pictures or anything Flamboro Speedway related!! Earl also loaned the Museum several old trophies, his helmet and racing suit to display at the track. Thanks again Earl!!
Mike Schmidt of London Recreational, who this project wouldn’t have been possible. Mike helped get things going with the logo, the website and sponsored the plaques.
Dave Franks for the plaques he had made and donated as well as all the help putting together the programs and loaning photos.
John Karley from Georgetown Printing who designed and printed the Hall of Fame program.
John Greedy of Jack Greedy Construction for his donation to the scrapbook project. A big thanks to my daughter Larissa who spent countless hours tabulating all the votes and typed all the confirmation letters, among so many other things that really helped out.
Finally to Rick Schurr for your donation/loans of trophies and more to the Museum.
And of course to my daughter Larissa Spencer, if it wasn't for her help, devotion and dedication, the Hall of Fame would not be possible.
Flamboro Speedway in Millgrove, Ontario has a longstanding tradition in short track Stock Car Racing in Ontario. Some of the greatest names in the history of our sport have come through Flamboro over the years and it has been a place where many racers have started their careers. Well known for some of the greatest names, characters, battles has given Flamboro the distinction of one of the longest and richest racing histories in Ontario. Entering out 53rd year in 2014, these achievements bring with them recognition and make Flamboro one of the premier race venues in the province. It is my purpose to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions and helped make Flamboro Speedway the greatest racing venue in Ontario by forming the Flamboro Stadium and Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum.
Celebrating and recognizing the achievements of all those who have supported and made Flamboro Speedway what it is today is long overdue. Currently a Memorial Trophy honors those who have passed. This new project will be one more way to draw new and old fans to the track and celebrate the heroes of yesterday and teaching the young and up and coming racers and fans is important in the progression of the track for the future. Media will be kept informed of events and is my plan to have and promote special events such as old timers races, reunions and displays including photos, old newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, old programs, and personal items such as driver trophies, race suits, helmets and even old race cars on display.
Something that has worked at other tracks and is very popular has been the Old Timers races and events that bring back the stars of the past, many who are undoubtedly heroes to today's racers and fans that have been attending Flamboro Speedway for many years. A Hall of Fame night or specially sponsored nights that racers of the past can be invited back similar to Memorial Night in 2011, are a great way to encourage those to return and enjoy where they once raced. I have been working at a scrapbook project and it will include stories, newspaper clippings and pictures. I have hundreds of old programs and tens of thousand of photos and scanned images from the past 50 years. I've also been working on putting together a list of every track champion for the past 50 years as well as the winners of each and every race since the track has opened.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated and will be displayed at the track for fans to view on a regular basis. Your items can be returned if desired, please contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.