RPW Column By: LAURIE FALLIS / RPW – ROTTERDAM, NY – It’s that time of year. It’s car show time!
Throw the coats in the closet and head out to the ViaPort Mall in Rotterdam, NY where the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) will be represented in a historic and ‘shiny’ fashion.
While you’re there, make sure you take a walk and step back in time through “Vintage Alley.”
After a long winter without dirt racing in upstate New York, we finally get a chance to see our Vintage family and racing friends. It’s always fun to give the fans a chance to see the cars of the past up close and personal, especially the young ones.
Something that is always special is getting the chance to see drivers that pilot these pieces of art without their helmets on.
This year, showing of the Series’ Vintage cars will be an array of gems that will represent the many different eras of our racing’s past. They include:
- John Constantino #124
- Dan Wood #115
- Doug Mathewson #32special
- John Roese #28
- Tony Kamburelis #39
- Dale Wysluzaly #41
- Mike Francisco #78M
- Don Wells #43
- Mike Lee #1
Also on “Vintage Alley” at the Series booth will be 2020 schedules as well as membership applications for the North East Stock Car Old Timers Club (NESCOT). (Note: Instead of the traditional calendars this year, NESCOT will be having lottery raffle tickets for the month of May instead.)
You’ll also be able to sign up for the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) as well this weekend.
The glamorous Denise Markle from “Tracks In The Dirt Racers Reunion” will be handing out flyers for their fourth annual gathering, highlighting the legendary heroes of Accord and Onteora Speedways.
Something else exciting that you can find on “Vintage Alley” this year is the new apparel that the Series will be breaking out to start the racing season off.
Make sure you head to Rotterdam this weekend to visit and see all the beautiful race cars and vintage machines on display. Meet the drivers, say hello and grab an autograph or two of the driver who are helping to keep our sports history alive.