Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

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The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is a Hall of Fame and museum for American motorsports legends. It was originally located in Novi, Michigan and it moved to the Detroit Science Center in 2009.[1]

The museum is in the process of moving to Daytona International Speedway[2] which is anticipated to be completed by January 2016.[3]


The museum hosts over forty motorports-related vehicles. The collection is constantly changing. There are exhibits and displays of racing personalities, vehicles, and memorabilia.

Hall of Fame

Eligibility for induction is extended to "any person who has driven, piloted, owned, designed, built, supported, maintained, prepared or promoted motorized vehicles in pursuit of speed, distance or other records." An inductee must either be retired for at least three years, or engaged in the top level for their area of motorsports for at least twenty years.

A panel of prior inductees, historians, journalists, and retired competitors vote for the final selections. Inductees receive the "Horsepower" trophy upon induction held annually in August.


Person Category Inducted
J. C. Agajanian[4] At-large 1992
Bobby Allison Stock cars 1992
Donnie Allison[5] Stock cars 2011
Joe Amato Drag racing 2004
Mario Andretti Open wheel 1990+
Michael Andretti Open wheel 2008
Art Arfons At-large 1991
Dale Armstrong[6] Drag racing 2010
Buck Baker Stock cars 1998
Buddy Baker Stock cars 2008
Cannonball Baker Motorcycles 1989
Ole Bardahl Power boats 2014
Raymond Beadle Drag racing 2014
Derek Bell[7] Sports cars 2012
Kenny Bernstein[8] Drag racing 2009
Tony Bettenhausen Open wheel 1997
George Bignotti At-large 1993
John Bishop Sports cars 2014
Keith Black Drag racing 1995
Bob Bondurant Sports cars 2003
Neil Bonnett[7] Stock cars 2012
Geoff Brabham Sports cars 2004
Clint Brawner At-large 1998
Craig Breedlove At-large 1993
Jimmy Bryan Open wheel 1999
Malcolm Campbell At-large 1994
Bill Cantrell Power boats 1992
Ricky Carmichael[3] Motorcycle 2015
Tom Carnegie At-large 2006+
Colin Chapman At-large 1997
Dean Chenoweth Power boats 1991
Gaston Chevrolet Historic 2002
Louis Chevrolet Historic 1995
Joie Chitwood[6] 2010
Art Chrisman Drag racing 1997
Jim Clark Open wheel 1990
Cook Cleland Air racing 2000
Jacqueline Cochran Air racing 1993
Sid Collins[5] 2011
Betty Cook Power boats 1996
Earl Cooper Historic 2001
Briggs Cunningham Sports cars 1997
Glenn Curtiss Air racing 1990
Jimmy Davis Motorcycles 1997
Tom D'Eath Power boats 2000
Roger DeCoster Motorcycles 1994
Ralph DePalma Historic 1992
Pete DePaolo Historic 1995
Mark Donohue Sports cars 1990
Ed Donovan Drag racing 2003
Jimmy Doolittle Air racing 1989
Pop Dreyer[7] Historic 2012
Fred Duesenberg Historic 1997
Amelia Earhart Air racing 1992
Dale Earnhardt Stock cars 2002+
Chris Economaki At-large 1994
Vic Edelbrock[7] At-large 2012
Bill Elliott Stock cars 2007+
Walker Evans[3] 2015
Bill Falck Air racing 1994
John Fitch Sports Cars 2007
Emerson Fittipaldi Open wheel 2001
Tim Flock Stock cars 1999
George Follmer Sports cars 1999
Elliott Forbes-Robinson Sports cars 2006
John Force Drag racing 2008
Henry Ford Historic 1996
Danny Foster Power boats 2005
A.J. Foyt Open wheel 1989+
Bill France, Jr. Stock cars 2004+
Bill France, Sr. Stock cars 1990
Don Garlits Drag racing 1989
Richie Ginther Sports Cars 2008
Shav Glick At-large 2004
Bob Glidden Drag racing 1994+
Paul Goldsmith Stock cars 2008
Ricky Graham Motorcycles 2014
Andy Granatelli At-large 2001
Darryl Greenamyer Air racing 1997
Peter H. Gregg Sports cars 2000
Masten Gregory Sports cars 2013
Dan Gurney Sports cars 1991
Jim Hall Sports cars 1994
Chip Hanauer Power boats 1995+
Sam Hanks Open wheel 2000
Bob Hannah Motorcycles 2000
Ray Harroun Historic 2000
C. J. Hart Drag racing 1999
Hurley Haywood Sports cars 2005+
Eddie Hill Drag racing 2002
Phil Hill Sports cars 1989
Tommy Hinnershitz Historic 2003
David Hobbs Sports Cars 2009
Al Holbert Sports cars 1993
John Holman At-large 2005
Ted Horn Open wheel 1993
Tony Hulman At-large 1991
Denis Hulme Sports cars 1998
Tommy Ivo Drag racing 2005
Ned Jarrett Stock cars 1997
Bill Jenkins Drag racing 1996
Gordon Johncock Open wheel 2002
Junior Johnson Stock cars 1991+
Ricky Johnson[7] Motorcycles 2012
Warren Johnson[3] Drag racing 2015
Parnelli Jones At-large 1992
Ted Jones Power boats 2003
Connie Kalitta Drag racing 1992
Chris Karamesines Drag racing 2006
Tommy Kendall[3] Sports cars 2015
Mel Kenyon Open wheel 2003
Carl Kiekhaefer Power boats 1998
Alan Kulwicki[6] Stock cars 2010
Frank Kurtis At-large 1999
Brad Lackey Motorcycles 2013
Eddie Lawson Motorcycles 2002
Joe Leonard Motorcycles 1991
Tony LeVier Air racing 2001
Bernie Little Power boats 1994
Frank Lockhart Historic 1999
Fred Lorenzen Stock cars 2001
Arie Luyendyk Open wheel 2014
Dick Mann Motorcycles 1993
Nigel Mansell Open wheel 2006
Paul Mantz Air racing 2002
Bart Markel Motorcycles 1999
Mark Martin[3] 2015
Rex Mays Historic 1995
Roger McCluskey[5] 2011
Ed McCulloch[5] Drag racing 2011
Tom McEwen Drag racing 2001
Jim McGee Historic 2007
Jeremy McGrath[6] Motorcycles 2010
Hershel McGriff Stock cars 2006
Bruce McLaren Sports cars 1995
Rick Mears Open wheel 1998
Leo Mehl Historic 2007
Louis Meyer Historic 1993
Ken Miles Sports cars 2001
Harry A. Miller Historic 1999
Tommy Milton Historic 1998
Ralph Moody At-large 2005
Shirley Muldowney Drag racing 1990
Bill Muncey Power boats 1989
James Anthony Murphy Historic 1998
Ron Musson Power boats 1993
Duke Nalon[3] 2015
Don Nicholson Drag racing 1998
Gary Nixon Motorcycles 2003
Bob Nordskog Power boats 1997
Fred Offenhauser At-large 2002
Barney Oldfield At-large 1989
Danny Ongais Drag racing 2000
Augie Pabst[5] Sports Cars 2011
Scott Parker Motorcycles 2009
Wally Parks Drag racing 1993
Benny Parsons Stock cars 2005
Johnnie Parsons Historic 2004
David Pearson Stock cars 1993
Bruce Penhall[5] motorcycles 2011
Roger Penske At-large 1995
Joe Petrali Motorcycles 1992
Lee Petty Stock cars 1996
Richard Petty Stock cars 1989+
Ed Pink[7] Drag racing 2012
Don Prudhomme Drag racing 1991
Bobby Rahal Open wheel 2004
Wayne Rainey Motorcycles 2008
Jim Rathmann Open wheel 2007
Brian Redman Sports cars 2002
Carroll Resweber Motorcycles 1998
Peter Revson Sports cars 1996
Les Richter 2009
Eddie Rickenbacker Historic 1994
Fireball Roberts Stock cars 1995
Kenny Roberts Motorcycles 1990
Mauri Rose Historic 1996
Lloyd Ruby[3] 2015
Johnny Rutherford Open wheel 1996
Troy Ruttman Historic 2005
Bill Seebold Power boats 1999
Wilbur Shaw Historic 1991
Carroll Shelby Sports cars 1992
Lyle Shelton Air racing 1999
Bill Simpson At-large 2003
Betty Skelton At-large 2008
Mira Slovak Power boats 2001
Malcolm Smith Motorcycles 1996
Tom Sneva Open wheel 2005
Freddie Spencer Motorcycles 2001
Jay Springsteen Motorcycles 2005
Ken Squier[6] 2010
Danny Sullivan[7] Open wheel 2012
Marshall Teague Historic 2014
Mickey Thompson At-large 1990
Jerry Titus[6] Sports Cars 2010
Curtis Turner Stock cars 2006
Roscoe Turner Air racing 1991
Bobby Unser Open wheel 1994
Al Unser Open wheel 1991
Al Unser, Jr. Open wheel 2009
Don Vesco Motorcycles 2004
Rich Vogler[6] Midgets 2010
Bill Vukovich Open wheel 1992
Rusty Wallace Stock cars 2014
Darrell Waltrip Stock cars 2003
Jeff Ward Motorcycles 2006
Rodger Ward Open wheel 1995
A.J. Watson At-large 1996
Joe Weatherly 2009
Humpy Wheeler 2009
Ed Winfield[5] 2011
Steve Wittman Air racing 1998
Wood Brothers Stock cars 2000
Gar Wood Power boats 1990
Cale Yarborough Stock cars 1994
Smokey Yunick At-large 2000

+ Person inducted under special rule. Usually, an inductee must have been retired for at least three years in their field. However, inductees may also have been engaged at the top level of his or her area of motorsports for at least 20 years, and if that is the case, the retirement rule is waived.

Class of 2014[9]

See also


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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "Mark Martin, Ricky Carmichael among 2015 inductees into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America". Fox News. Retrieved January 24, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Inductee List". Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Retrieved 21 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Brad, Constant (6 January 2011). "Motorsports Hall of Fame announces class of 2011 inductees". AutoWeek. Retrieved 22 January 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 "Kulwicki part of '10 class to be inducted in MHOF". NASCAR. March 2, 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 "Friends, Family, Fellow Legends and Industry Insiders Usher 2012 Inductees into Hall of Fame". Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. August 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "BERNSTEIN, HOBBS, PARKER, RICHTER, UNSER JR, WHEELER AND WEATHERLY TO BE INDUCTED INTO MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA". Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. June 25, 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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