For Oceanside native Marty Himes, automobile racing falls somewhere between air and water when it comes to life’s necessities. It would be impossible to imagine his life without cars, racetracks, and the people who brought it all together. All you have to do is drive past his house to see the cars in his yard and track signs across his fence. And once you step inside his house, you will see that his love of all things auto racing is no mere hobby or even passion. Since his birth in 1939, racing is Marty Himes’ life, and his house is the Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia in Bay Shore, N.Y.