North East Motor Sports Museum arrives at Loudon site

Prefabricated building to be erected over next two months


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The prefabricated building that will become home to the North East Motor Sports Museum at NH Motor Speedway was delivered late last month to its site in Loudon.

The building is set to be erected over the next two months with an opening scheduled for September.

More than 500 people and organizations have contributed money, artifacts, cars and time to the museum, which was constructed by Morton Buildings in Gettysburg, Md. The museum will initially measure in at just over 9,500 square feet, with an additional 10,000 square feet to be added at a later date, officials said.

The building will be used to house the history of motorsports from the Northeast area with multiple displays of racing vehicles and racing related artifacts.

According to Dick Berggren, the museum’s president, more than 500 people and organizations have contributed money, artifacts, cars and time to the museum, which was constructed by Morton Buildings in Gettysburg, Md.

The museum will initially measure in at just over 9,500 square feet, with an additional 10,000 square feet to be added at a later date. The building will be used to house the history of motorsports from the Northeast area with multiple displays of racing vehicles and racing related artifacts.

Berggren said plans are for the museum to be open by the Sept. 23-25 NASCAR race weekend.

A considerable amount of work has already been completed on the museum’s site, he said, including:

 • Thousands of yards of gravel has been moved to level the property (equipment for that work and payment of the equipment operator has been donated by Bentley Warren)

 • Well is in the ground (donated by Capital Well)

 • The stormwater evacuation system is in ground (pieces donated by EJP and EF Shea corporations)

 • All under-floor plumbing has been installed (donated by Total Climate Control)

 • All under-floor electrical conduit as well as conduit to carry wiring from the on-property pole to the building has been installed (labor donated by Doherty Electric)

 • Footings and foundation have been back-filled (concrete donated by the Michie Corp.)

Kendall Construction has prepared the underfloor sand for the five-inch thick concrete floor. After the floor is cured, Morton’s crew will begin to erect the building. The prefab will take roughly six weeks to set up, and once the building is established, the work will begin to frame the bathrooms, library and offices. Interior plumbing will be finished and electrical wiring will then be installed, followed by sheet rock installation and paint.

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