The History of Motorsports in Delaware

Vintage Racer, Vintage Racer

Vintage Racer, Vintage Racer

The History of Motorsports in Delaware”  A well researched and written article on this subject, that may be of interest to our members, appeared in the Coastal Delaware publication July 3, 2016.  Written by Rae Tyson, Correspondent for Delmarva Media Group, this publication is distributed in the news section of the Sunday News Journal, part of the USA Today Network & Delmarva Media Group.

When the first cars and motorcycles appeared on Delaware’s primitive dirt road system in the early 1900s, it was only a matter of time before enterprising promoters devised some sort of competitive event.

In fact, the first known car race in Delaware was on dirt roads, three years before the construction of the famed DuPont Highway began in 1911.

Indeed, the first recorded automobile race in Delaware was probably the 1908 “Bonnet Contest,” which had competitors racing on public roads from Newark to Wilmington and back. The bonnet was a British term for the hood of the car.  And here is the rest of the story…………

http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/life/outdoors/2016/06/28/history-stock-car-racing-delaware/86461900/

 

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July 2016 Gasline

BMC Monthly Newsletter Gasline July 2016

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Rally II DE Forts & Ports Rally

Join us as we explore some DE backroads and learn some History about some of DE Old Military Forts and important River Ports.  We will meet at The Sheraton South off Route 95.  The address is Old Airport Road, New Castle, DE.  Registration opens at 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 16th and the 1st car will off at 1 PM.

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2016 Autocross III Results

Ed Trahan

20160618 GHS Results

20160618 Champ Class

20160618 Champ PAX

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June 2016 Gasline

BMC Monthly Newsletter  Gasline June 2016

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2016 Autocross II Results

Ed Trahan

Results:  20160514 GHS Result

20160514 Champ ClassR

20160514 Champ PAX

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May 2016 Gasline

BMC Monthly Newsletter Gasline May 2016

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2016 AutoCross I Results

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Results – 20160416 GHS Results

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April 2016 Gasline

BMC Monthly Newsletter Gasline April 2016

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March 2016 Gasline

BMC Monthly Newsletter Gasline March 2016

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