The Patenaude Pavilion was constructed in 2019-2020.It was designed and built by the Sharpe Brothers, not to be confused with the Hildreth Brothers with assistant from Onesimus Lightfoot, and others.
It currently houses two vehicles made available to us by Neil Patenaude from his collection.
TNT Special Midget Racer. Midget car racing started on the US west coast in the 1930s and spread worldwide. Local tracks included the Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA and The Pines Speedway in Groveland, MA where the TNT Special raced. It continues today through NEMA with races at Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, NH.
Midget racers are small with a large power to weight ratio.The TNT Special was built in 1939, and has: 1937 Tinside Ford 60 .040 overbord Cam; Offenhauser Heads & water tubes; Schroeder front brakes; Marion Pumpkin rear end.