Off-road driver, builder, driving school founder
A true off-road pioneer, Hall won the inaugural Mexican (now Baja) 1000 in 1967 in his Jeep CJ-5 and is the only driver to compete in all 50 1000s through 2017. He’s also the only person to win the 1000 overall in a four-wheel-drive vehicle (1969), driving for Bill Stroppe. Throughout his 50+-year career, Hall won more than 160 major events, including 25 Baja 1000 class wins — the latest in 2017 — and 14 major off-road championships. He collected 13 Parker 400s, 11 Mint 400s, five Frontier 500s and six SCORE Off-Road World Championships. In 1977 Hall took the first of 37 consecutive races, a record that still stands. In 1982 he gained global attention by finishing second in Kenya’s Marlboro Safari Rally. In 1995, he acquired the assets and vision of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), dormant since 1980. His tenacity and resources established an enduring platform to recognize the special achievements of past and future honorees. Hall was inducted into the ORMHOF in 2005.