Stephen Elias, 88, of Grasonville, MD, died on September 9, 2013.
Pawtucket, RI on November 7, 1924, he was the son of the late Stephen and
Flora Fontaine Elias. Steve spent most of his life in National Park,
NJ and moved to Prospect Bay (on the right side of the Bay) in 1988.
racing days were over in 1968, Steve put a boat on the roof of his car and
found a new love: fishing on
the Chesapeake Bay. If he
wasn’t on his boat fishing he was somewhere in the area talking about
his last fish or plans for the next one.
His “secret” spots are now a true mystery to his friends,
family and jealous fisherman.
We have compiled a collection of Speedway Memorabilia from all the years of racing at the speedway and the surrounding South Jersey area. Take you time viewing, there is a wealth of data and information for your enjoyment. Enter via the image below.
Did you know that the Studebaker Corp. in 1927 to 1930 did all their endurance an speed testing under AAA supervision at the Atlantic City speedway at Amatol NJ? These tests were for 24 HRS the big one was for 16 days night and day four cars circled the board track until each had logged 25000 miles. The average speed 65 mph.
A little history for the web site, sent to us from Ed Brown.
____________________________________________________________________________Below we have a short clip sent to us by Wayne Weaver of Speedster activities from a few weeks ago. The damage was not extensive....
Early, Vintage Photos of Harry Fleming
By Raycer 27
Most all of us watched and enjoyed the American Pickers TV show, starring Harry Fleming. Usually Harry is not very comfortable around cameras, or so he says he's not. I remember the first time I came to the Pumpkin Run and I hadn't seen Harry in over 35 years and I started snapping a bunch of candid shots of him, when he told me if I didn't stop taking pictures he was going to do bad things to my camera, joking of course......I think.
Harry handled the TV show like he'd done 100 episodes and I hope that Mike and Frank will make a return visit the next time they're in Jersey. Right now, we are going to show you a couple of photos of Harry in his younger days, thanks to Tom Flanagan, who was kind enough to share these rare photos with us. We're even displaying the notes and signatures which were written of the back of the pictures, enjoy folks.
Glen Mason and John Fleming
Harry and one of his sisters
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