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International Motorsports Hall of Fame


The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to auto racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. Although people of many nationalities have been inducted (including racing legends such as Fangio, Moss, Senna) the main focus is on Americans who competed in domestic series - particularly NASCAR.

It was founded in 1982 by Bill France, Sr., the founder of NASCAR, and is currently located in Talladega, Alabama, adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway.

To be nominated, the person must be retired from their specialty in motorsports for at least five years unless approved on special means (age or worthy of special early induction). They are voted on by a 150-member panel from the worldwide auto racing media.


List of inductees

Name Inducted Lived Active years Main form of motorsport Further career
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bobby Allison 1993 b. 1937 1959-1988 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Davey Allison 1998 1961-1993 1979-1993 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti 2000 b. 1940 1953-1994 Formula One, IndyCar
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 1992 1918-1955 1930s-1955 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Buck Baker 1990 1919-2002 1939-1976 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Buddy Baker 1997 b. 1941 1959-1992 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Tony Bettenhausen 1991 1916-1961 1940s-1961 US Champ. Car
22px-Flag of the United States.png Neil Bonnett 2001 1946-1994 1974-1990 NASCAR
22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 1990 b. 1926 1946-1970 Formula One Founder of Brabham Motor Racing Developments
22px-Flag of the United States.png Craig Breedlove 2000 b. 1937 1963-1965 land speed records
22px-Flag of the United States.png Jimmy Bryan 2001 1926-1960 1952-1960 US Champ. Car
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ettore Bugatti 2002 1881-1947 N/a None Founder of Bugatti
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Malcolm Campbell 1990 1885-1948 1920s-1930s Grand Prix motor racing Land speed record breaker
22px-Flag of Germany.png Rudolf Caracciola 1998 1901-1959 1922-1952 Grand Prix motor racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Colin Chapman 1994 1928-1982 N/a None Founder of Lotus
22px-Flag of the United States.png Louis Chevrolet 1992 1878-1941 1915-1920 Indianapolis 500 Founder of Chevrolet and Frontenac
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1990 1936-1968 1958-1968 Formula One, Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Briggs Cunningham 2003 1907-2003 1930-1966 Various Founder of Cunningham Racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Ralph DePalma 1991 1884-1956 1906-1925 Indianapolis 500 Land speed record breaker
22px-Flag of the United States.png Junie Donlavey 2007 b. 1924 N/A N/A NASCAR Winston Cup car owner
22px-Flag of the United States.png Mark Donohue 1990 1937-1975 1959-1975 SCCA, Trans-Am, Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Dale Earnhardt 2006 1951-2001 1975-2001 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Ralph Earnhardt 1997 1928-1973 1956-1964 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Richie Evans 1996 1941-1985 1962-1985 NASCAR
22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1990 1911-1995 1934-1958 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Charles "Red" Farmer 2004 b. 1928? 1946-present as of 2007 NASCAR Inducted by the motorsports media while semi-retired.
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Enzo Ferrari 1994 1898-1988 1919-1927 Coppa Acerbo Founder of Ferrari
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 2003 b. 1946 1966-1996 Formula One, Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Tim Flock 1991 1924-1998 1949-1956 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Henry Ford 1993 1863-1947 1902 Founder of Ford
22px-Flag of the United States.png A. J. Foyt 2003 b. 1935 1956-1985 US Champ. Car, Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans
22px-Flag of the United States.png Ray Fox 2003 b. 1917 N/a None Crew chief and race car and engine builder in NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill France, Jr. 2004 1933-2007 1960s-1970s Enduro, Motocross President of NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill France, Sr. 1990 1909-1992 1936-1946 stock car racing Founder and president of NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Harry Gant 2006 b. 1940 1967-1996 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Don Garlits 1997 b. 1932 1950s-1992 Drag racing "Big Daddy", first driver to break 200 mph, and 250 mph in competition
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bob Glidden 2005 Drag racing 10 time NHRA Pro Stock champion
22px-Flag of the United States.png Andy Granatelli 1992 b. 1923 1948 Indianapolis 500 CEO of STP
22px-Flag of the United States.png Peter H. Gregg 1992 1940-1980 1958-1980 24 Hours of Daytona
22px-Flag of the United States.png Dan Gurney 1990 b. 1931 1958-1980 Formula One, US Champ. Car Owner, Chairman and CEO of AAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Janet Guthrie 2006 b. 1938 1963-1980 Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood 2001 1940-1981 1957-1979 Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Jim Hall 1997 b. 1935 1950s-1996 Formula One, Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Chip Hanauer 2005 b. 1954 Hydroplane racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Donald Healey 1996 1898-1988 1920s-1930s Rally Founder of Donald Healey Motor Company
22px-Flag of the United States.png Ray Hendrick 2007 1929-1990 1956-1970s Modified stock car racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 1990 1929-1975 1958-1975 Formula One, Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans
22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill 1991 b. 1927 1949-1967 Formula One, 24 Hours of Le Mans
22px-Flag of the United States.png Al Holbert 1993 1946-1988 1971-1988 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona
22px-Flag of the United States.png Tony Hulman 1990 1946-1988 N/a None Owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Denis Hulme 2002 1936-1992 1961-1974 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Harry Hyde 1999 1936-1992 1940s-1950s Various Crew chief in NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Jack Ingram 2007 b. 1936 1960s-1991 NASCAR Busch Series
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bobby Isaac 1996 1932-1977 1956-1977 NASCAR Land speed record breaker
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx 1996 b. 1945 1965-1985 Formula One, 24 hours of Le Mans
22px-Flag of the United States.png Ned Jarrett 1991 b. 1932 1952-1965 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Gordon Johncock 1990 b. 1937 1965-1992 Indianapolis 500, US Champ. Car
22px-Flag of the United States.png Junior Johnson 1990 b. 1931 1955-1966 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Warren Johnson 2007 b. 1943 1971-present NHRA 5-time NHRA Pro Stock Champion
22px-Flag of the United States.png Parnelli Jones 1990 b. 1933 1950s-1974 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Mel Kenyon 2003 b. 1933 1954-2005 Midget car racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Alan Kulwicki 2002 1954-1993 1973-1993 NASCAR
22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 1993 b. 1949 1960s-1979, 1982-1985 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Fred Lorenzen 1991 b. 1932 1950s-1972 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Tiny Lund 1994 1929-1975 1940s-1975 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 2005 b. 1953 1976-1995, 1998 Formula One, US Champ. Car
22px-Flag of the United States.png John Marcum 1994 1913-1981 1930-mid 1940s NASCAR official, promoter for MARC, ARCA
22px-Flag of the United States.png Banjo Matthews 1998 1932-1996 1952-1963 NASCAR Car owner and builder in NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Rex Mays 1993 1913-1949 1934-1949 US Champ. Car, Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren 1991 1937-1970 1952-1970 Formula One, 24 Hours of Le Mans, CanAm Engineer and inventor, founder of McLaren
22px-Flag of the United States.png Rick Mears 1997 b. 1951 1970s-1992 US Champ. Car, Indianapolis 500 4-time Indianapolis 500 champion
22px-Flag of the United States.png Louis Meyer 1992 1904-1995 1920s-1939 US Champ. Car, Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Ralph Moody 1994 1917-2004 1935-1957 NASCAR Founder of Holman Moody
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss 1990 b. 1929 1948-1962 Formula One, Mille Miglia
22px-Flag of the United States.png Shirley Muldowney 2004 b. 1940 1970s-1984, late 1980s-2003 Drag racing First female driver in the NHRA 3-time Top Fuel champion
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill Muncey 2004 1929 - 1981 1950s - 1981 Hydroplane racing
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Tazio Nuvolari 1998 1892-1953 1920-1940s Grand Prix motor racing, Mille Miglia
22px-Flag of the United States.png Fred Offenhauser 2001 1888-1973 N/a None Indianapolis 500 engineer and motor designer
22px-Flag of the United States.png Barney Oldfield 1990 1878-1946 1902-1918 Various Land speed record breaker
22px-Flag of the United States.png Wally Parks 1992 b. 1913 N/a None Co-founder and head of the American National Hot Rod Association
22px-Flag of the United States.png Benny Parsons 1994 1941-2007 1960s-1988 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png David Pearson 1990 b. 1934 1960-1986 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Roger Penske 1998 b. 1937 1958-1965 Formula One, NASCAR Founder of Penske Racing and Penske Corporation
22px-Flag of the United States.png Lee Petty 1990 1914-2000 1949-1964 NASCAR Founder of Petty Enterprises
22px-Flag of the United States.png Richard Petty 1997 b. 1937 1958-1992 NASCAR Head of Petty Enterprises
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 2000 b. 1952 1971-1991 Formula One
22px-Flag of Austria.png Ferdinand Porsche 1996 1875-1951 N/a None Automotive engineer and designer, founder of Porsche
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1999 b. 1955 1969-1993 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Don Prudhomme 2000 b. 1941 1959-1994 Drag racing 4-time NHRA Funny Car Champion
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bobby Rahal 2004 b. 1953 1970s-1998 US Champ. Car, Formula One Co-founder of Rahal Letterman Racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Wayne Rainey 2007 b. 1960 1982-1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing/AMA Superbike
22px-Flag of the United States.png Tim Richmond 2002 1955-1989 1976-1989 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Rickenbacker 1992 1890-1973 1912-1916 Indianapolis 500 Automotive designer; owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
22px-Flag of the United States.png Glenn "Fireball" Roberts 1990 1929-1964 1947-1964 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Kenny Roberts 1992 b. 1951 1974, 1978-1983 Grand Prix motorcycle racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Mauri Rose 1994 1906-1981 1941-1951 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Jack Roush 2006 b. 1942 N/a None Founder of Roush Fenway Racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Johnny Rutherford 2006 b. 1938 1960s-1988 Indianapolis 500, NASCAR 3-time Indianapolis 500 champion
22px-Flag of the United States.png Wendell Scott 1999 1921-1990 1947-1973 NASCAR
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 2000 1960-1994 1973-1994 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United States.png Wilbur Shaw 1991 1902-1951 1920s-1941 Indianapolis 500 President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
22px-Flag of the United States.png Carroll Shelby 1991 b. 1923 1950s-1941 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula One Founder of Carroll Shelby International
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bruton Smith 2007 b. 1927 N/A N/A Founder and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
22px-Flag of the United States.png Louise Smith 1999 1916-2006 1949-1956 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 1990 b. 1939 1963-1973 Formula One
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees 1996 b. 1934 1952-1972 Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Herb Thomas 1994 1923-2000 1949-1962 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Mickey Thompson 1990 1928-1988 1949-1962 Drag racing, Off-road racing etc. Speed and endurance record breaker
22px-Flag of the United States.png Curtis Turner 1992 1924-1970 1946-1961, 1965-1967 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Al Unser 1998 b. 1939 1957-1994 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bobby Unser 1990 b. 1934 1960s-1993 Indianapolis 500, US Champ. Car
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill Vukovich 1990 1918-1955 1945-1955 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Darrell Waltrip 2005 b. 1947 1960s-2000 NASCAR
22px-Flag of the United States.png Rodger Ward 1992 1921-2004 1950-1966 Indianapolis 500, US Champ. Car
22px-Flag of the United States.png A. J. Watson 2003 b. 1924 N/a None Car builder and chief mechanic in the Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Joe Weatherly 1994 1922-1964 1946-1964 NASCAR, AMA nationals
22px-Flag of the United States.png Humpy Wheeler 2006 b. 1939 N/a None President and General Manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway
22px-Flag of the United States.png Glen Wood 2002 b. 1925 1953-1964 NASCAR Founder of Wood Brothers Racing
22px-Flag of the United States.png Cale Yarborough 2002 b. 1939 1957-1988 NASCAR, Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Smokey Yunick 1990 1923-2001 1930s Motorcycle racing Mechanic, builder, and crew chief in NASCAR


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