For the past eight years the first Sunday in June
at Bezema Motors on US Rt. 1, the Auto Mile, has seen the Norwood
Arena/New England Drag way South Reunion grow. There's no doubt about
the fact that this annual gathering of the faithful race fans,
officials, drivers and race car owners brings back the memory of this
great venue that entertained thousands of fans every weekend from the
time it opened in 1948 right up through it's demise in 1972.
This event celebrates all of the historical stockcar, midget, sports
car, drag racing and motorcycle events held on the quarter-mile oval and
adjacent 1/8 mile drag racing strip in southeastern Massachusetts.
Several race drivers earned their reputation for no-hold barred
competition on the oval as well as the drag strip.
It will be celebrated for the ninth time on Sunday, June 2, 2013 when
the vintage stockcars converge on Bezema Motors that day. In addition,
there will be other vintage race cars of all types on display at the
event. All types of race cars, both vintage and contemporary, are
There will be vendors offering memorabilia and such on hand to make this
annual show a success. Also Don Thomas, the Norwood Arena Speedway
webmaster, will be coming in from California with his display. There
will also be a classic car show for muscle cars, hot rods and customs as
well as motorcycles.
Trophies will be awarded in three categories and dash plaques will be
given out as long they last. This year we have added a DJ who will air
music of the the 50's, 60's and 70's as a reminder of that period when
the Norwood Arena Speedway and New England Dragway South entertained
gear heads every weekend. Attendees are urged to bring photos, programs
and memorabilia to share with other fans. Drivers will also sign
autographs for those fans who come to the event.
The Bezema family, hosts of the event, will offer a free light lunch to
all attendees. The Norwood Arena/New England Drag way South will start
at 11 a.m. and run through 4 p.m., rain or shine.