Hank and Rich Bunning Photo Collection
The mission of Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS) is to preserve, protect, and document the faces, the names, the actions and events, that form the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway.
Flemington Speedway was a place for heroes, where ordinary people did some extraordinary things. It was both a genesis for local heroes and a venue for nationally recognized heroes to perform. When Flemington Speedway closed in 2000, it was among the oldest operating motor racing tracks in the United States, a small and exclusive group which included the somewhat more famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Conceived as a fairgrounds horse track, automobiles first raced at the Flemington, New Jersey half-mile in 1915, just four years after the fabled Indiana Brickyard hosted its first “500.”
In that pursuit, FSHS secured a permanent presence in August of 2017 at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, in York Springs, PA. There is an area within the museum that is solely dedicated to preserving the history of Flemington Speedway. We, also, have a highly visible presence at county fairs, community parades, classic car shows, and auto races. Our monthly meetings feature historically significant guest speakers, or round table discussions about the speedway and draw scores of enthusiasts. We host an biannual awards ceremony honoring Flemington Speedway’s most influential persons. “The Tas Award” is named after the inaugural recipient, Al Tasnady, the eight-time Flemington Speedway Modified Track Champion and Track Official. Our biggest fundraising event is the annual FSHS Car Show. Hosted with the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair Association, hundreds of vehicles are displayed and thousands of spectators attend.
There is a loyal, growing core of FSHS members. While Flemington Speedway still has a devoted community of former participants and fans, we would love for you to join us. We believe our cause is worthy of your support. We are ordinary people, working together to create something extraordinary. Be a hero.
Flemington Speedway Historical Society Inc. (FSHS) is a private non-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our mission is to Preserve, Protect, and Document the History of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway.
Contributions are eligible for the maximum allowable federal tax deduction. Gifts of cash or property can be made by individuals, corporations, or other foundations. Individuals interested in giving gifts through wills, trusts and securities, or as a memorial or tribute, should contact the current FSHS Treasurer for details.