New England Racing 

(Watercolor/Acrylic Paintings  of nostalgic racing memories in the New England area)

“Where Racing History Repeats Itself"  The Junkyard Artist highly recommends a visit the PRONYNE Motorsports Museum which New England’s only museum dedicated to auto racing history. The address is 8 Cleveland Street , Pawtucket , RI   02860 . (401) 447-4202. Call for an appointment and hours of operation or visit them on Facebook.


Two names are legends in the New England area.  This painting depicts a famous short track racing  historic moment between Fred DeSarro and Bugs Stevens (#3 and #15).  In 1971 Bugs Stevens and Fred DeSarro made headlines off the track when they switched rides.  Bugs Stevens went from from Len Boehler's #3 to Sonny Kozella's #15 while Fred DeSarro went from #15 to the #3.  It didn’t matter, they each kept on winning.

A Famous Moment
 in NE Short Track Racing

A Famous Moment in NE Racing History (Free Shipping)

Original:  $399 


(Nostalgic art rendering of vintage modifieds (i.e.: stockcars) racing at a local short track on Saturday night

Original:  $349 

Saturday Night at the Races

Saturday Night Racing Art Print Sizes ( Free Shipping)


Rendering of Westboro Speedway with one the most famous stock car race driver’s ( Richie Evans #61) in the Southern New England area

Original:  $199 

The Westboro Speedway
Westboro , MA  

The Westboro Speedway Art Prints (Free Shipping)


For 37 years, the action on Saturday night in Groveland, Mass was at The Pines Speedway. This quarter-mile asphalt oval opened in 1940, as home to the wild and reckless world of midget racing in New England . The Pines was a hotbed of activity, first in the form of midgets, but later a string of jalopy stock cars, cut-downs, Class A cars and, finally, late-model stocks made the race track a must-do event every weekend throughout the summer.  Regulars at the track were Ollie Silvia and Don McLaren 'The Flying Scotsman. Pines Speedway closed in the mid 70’s.

Pines Speedway
Groveland , MA
1940-Mid-70’s

Norwood Arena Art Prints (Free Shipping)

Original:  $199 


Norwood Arena Speedway located on  Route 1 in Norwood, MA was a 1/4 Mile NASCAR stock car racing track in the 1960's.  Norwood Arena featured midget and sports car racing, stock car racing, drag racing from 1948 through 1972.  Make sure you go to the annual Norwood Arena reunion on the first Sunday in June! 
WWW.Norwoodarena.com

Norwood Arena 
Route 1, Norwood MA

Norwood Arena Art Prints (Free Shipping)

Original: SOLD


Riverside Park Speedway was a ¼ mile oval race track located inside of Riverside Amusement Park in Agawam , MA . The first full season of “modified” stock car racing was in 1949 and had 6000 to 8000 fans every Saturday night.  Each summer’s signature event was the “ Riverside 500”, a 500 lap “tag team” race with 16 two-car teams.  One car would pull into the infield pit area for service, and “tag” his teammate’s bumper to go out and replace him on the track.  The track closed at the end of the 1999 season. In 2000 when the park reopened as 6 flags New England the track was gone.

Riverside Park Speedway 
 Agawam, MA

  Original:  $299 

Riverside Park Speedway Art Prints (Free Shipping)


A Demolition derby is a motorsport usually featured at local race tracks and country fairs.  The typical demolition derby event consists of a group of drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another.  The last driver whose venicle is still operational is the winner.
Original:  $349 

Friday Night Demolition Derby

Friday Night Demolition Derby Art Prints ( Free Shipping)


In the late 1960's a 1/8 mile long drag strip was built in the parking lot of Norwood Arena and was named "New England Dragway South". The strip was designed for street annd middle class pro drag cars.  Many a local ran their street legal Chevy, Ford, Dodge or American Motors car down the 1/8 mile strip. The pro class rail dragsters put on a good show too. One of the more interesting line ups of the night was the Top Stock Eliminator class. These were basic street cars driven by locals.  Win and you had serious bragging rights until the next race.

Norwood Arena
( New England Dragway South)

Norwood Arena 1/8 Mile Dragstrip Art Prints (Free Shipping)

Original:  $249 


Richie Evans #61
“New England  
Racing Legend!”

Original:  $199 

Richie Evans #61

 

Richie Evans #61 Art Prints (Free Shipping)


Bugs Stevens won many races in the New England area driving the # 15 1936 Chevrolet Coupe and later the #15 Ford Pinto.  These cars driven by Bugs Stevens and owned by Sonny Kozella and were known as the Woodchopper’s.

Woodchoppers
#15

Woodchoppers Art Prints (Free Shipping)

Original: SOLD


New England Racing History Signpost

 (Signpost with some of the famous vintage short track and stockcar racing arena’s in the New England Area).

 

 

New England Racing History Signpost

New England Racing History Signpost Art Prints (Free Shipping)

Original:  $99 

 


(Nostalgic art rendering of a driver’s view of vintage modifieds (i.e.: stockcars) racing at a local short track on Saturday night

A Driver's View on the Track 

A Driver's View on the Track Art Prints (Free Shipping)

Original:  $249 


Donald MacTavish started his racing career at the age of 15 racing in nearby  Norwood , MA at the Norwood Arena. He quickly earned popularity for driving demolition derby cars, and appeared on ABC's Wide World of Sports. He competed in more than 100 Sportsman Car Series races on the East Coast. In 1963 he progressed to NASCAR's Sportsman Division and in 1966 he won the NASCAR National Sportsman Division Championship by beating out Ralph Earnhardt among others. In the late 1960s, MacTavish set his sights on competing in NASCAR's top series, On February 22, 1969 MacTavish perished in a tragic accident at the Daytona International Speedway, driving the #5 1966 Mercury Comet.

Don MacTavish    

Don MacTavish Art Prints (Free Shipping)

 Original:  $249 

 

 

Miscellaneous Racing & Automotive Artwork 
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Old'e # 9 
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Old'e # 151 
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Old Stockcar's in the Weeds 
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The Dodge Boys
Original: SOLD
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Flathead Thunder
Original: SOLD
 
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