NOVI, MI and DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Two of the greatest names in racing soon will share the same address. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, motor racing's Cooperstown, announced today that it will move its operations and collection of historic racing machines and memorabilia from the Detroit area to the "World Center of Racing," Daytona International Speedway by January 2016.
The move coincides with the scheduled January 2016 completion of DAYTONA Rising, the speedway's $400 million frontstretch renovation project currently underway.
Plans call for the Hall of Fame's displays featuring cars, images, stories and bronze sculptures of 209 icons of American motorsports to be located in the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building, which was formerly known as the "DAYTONA 500 Experience."
Vehicles and artifacts representative of the diversity of motorized competition celebrated by the Hall of Fame, including Open Wheel, Stock Cars, Motorcycles, Aviation, Drag Racing, Sports Cars and Powerboats, will be exhibited as a regular part of the tours admission at Daytona International Speedway all year long.
Bardahl, Beadle, Bishop, Graham, Luyendyk, Teague and Wallace headline ‘14 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America induction ceremony
January 24, 2014 - The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America will induct its 26th class of racing legends Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Detroit's historic Fillmore Theater. Those being honored include Ole Bardahl, Raymond Beadle, John Bishop, Ricky Graham, Arie Luyendyk, Marshall Teague and Rusty Wallace.
"Once again, the depth and breadth of American motorsports is reflected in the 2014 class of inductees," says Ron Watson, president of the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is racing's Cooperstown, memorializing achievement in all forms of motorized competition. Over the years, 209 motorsports luminaries have been inducted. The 99-person nominating panel itself reads like a who's who of racing, including names like Mario Andretti, Don Garlits, Craig Breedlove and Richard Petty.
Lackey, Moore, Zanardi, Chrisman, Firestone, Gregory and Petersen inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
DETROIT (August 22, 2013) – An illustrious and enthusiastic gathering of family, friends, race fans and motorsports legends and insiders came together in downtown Detroit last night, Wednesday, August 21, to usher in an equally impressive group of Silver Anniversary 2013 inductees at the 25th Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction Ceremony at the historic Fillmore Theater.
The accomplished 2013 Silver Anniversary class included event attendees Brad Lackey (Motorcycles), Bud Moore (Stock Cars), Alex Zanardi (Open Wheel) and Bob Riley (Heritage Award), as well as friends, family members and colleagues that fittingly memorialized in presenting or accepting the honors for posthumous inductees Jack Chrisman (Drag Racing), Harvey Firestone (Historic), Masten Gregory (Sports Cars) and Robert E. Petersen (At Large).