Tipp Raceway memorabilia on display

By Susie Spitler

For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — Do you remember spending time at the Tipp Raceway go-kart track on Shoop Road in the late 50s and early 60s?

Jim Charf built the track, along with a clubhouse, on the family’s property at 1100 Shoop Road. It drew large crowds and participants from all around. Many of the young guys from Tipp hung out there.

Well, the track and clubhouse are still there, along with the many trophies Jimmy Charf won across America and abroad. It is overgrown now and the property is for sale. Jimmy and his wife, Sandy, took care of his folks until their passing. They now live on the property.

A number of his trophies and other items from the track are now on display in the Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum.

The museum is open Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon or by appointment. To make an appointment or for more information call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798.

And you might want to stop in and choose that special Christmas gift from the museum’s selection of Tipp City related items.