Marty Himes, born August 29th, 1939 in Oceanside, Long Island, moved to the Freeport area in 1952. In 1962 Himes became the Novice track champion. Marty Himes has dedicated much of his time and money into gathering and preserving this huge collection of racing memorabilia. He hopes that his collection will remain preserved for many generations to come. When he opened his home display in 1975, his entire life and finances have been dedicated to keeping the memory of racing alive. He currently runs the the Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia in Bayport, NY.