CNY HOF 2015
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I have been re-miss..

On Saturday & Sunday,
September 19th & 20th, 2014 -
The Central New York
Stock Car Hall of Fame
Induction
ceremony was
held at the Otsego County
Fairgrounds in Morris, NY.
The event marked the 20th
consecutive year the
induction has been held and
I can say (again) without any
reservation that this was one
of the nicest shows we've
ever been involved with.
We had a beautiful day for
the induction and a great
turnout of cars, tractors,
doodle bugs and cruise-in
cars. The Tired Iron Tractor
club was well represented
with in excess of 25 tractors
on hand, the Franklin
Doodle bug club had several
bugs in attendance as well.
Our Mid-State club also had
over 20 cars on the grounds
with a few guests making
the show as well.
All inductees, with the
exception of Mike Colsten
(who was racing at Penn
Can) were in attendance and
in great spirits. One look at
Bucky Dew, Frank Mathalia,
Calvin Lane, Tommy
Williams or Bruce Winton,
and you knew that this
event was very much
appreciated. In addition to
M/C's John Mason and
Richard Parry (who both did
a bang up job) we had some
distinguished guests also
presenting the inductions.
Tommy Williams was
introduced by Shane
Andrews and Bucky Dew
was introduced by Dr. Gary
George. All introductions
revealed more that just
statistics , this group surely
won more than it's share of
races, but also told of the
personal stories of each
individual. Struggles,
triumphs, rivalries, and fun.
I had no idea Frank Mathalia
had run so amok with
NASCAR, he was in good
company....
It was great to see the
twinkle in Cal Lanes eye,
the hearty laugh of Frank,
Bruce Winton teared up,
Tommy Williams looked
proud and Bucky Dew was
just great full - And so are
we, not only to the inductees
and their family's but to
everyone that attended. You
made our day. Many thanks
as well to our sponsors for
this past years event Don's
Automotive Mall, Gary's
U-Pull It and Colonial Ridge
Golf Course. Thanks also to
Roger Beagell who stepped
in and accepted for Mike
Colsten, and to Otto Graham
for the photo's posted here.

See you again this fall.