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2016 Nominations

There are many good people in the off-road world. Yet, there is a difference between goodness and greatness.


The Board of Directors and Voting Committee encourage off-road enthusiasts to submit nominations for induction into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.  Nominations for 2016 closed on April 30.  A record number of nominations were received.

An independent committee of representatives from the off-road industry will meet to review the submitted Nomination Packets. A maximum of five Nominees receiving votes from at least 2/3 of the voting committee members will be selected as the ORMHOF Inductees for 2016. Nominees that are not selected will be considered for two additional years.

A gala Induction Ceremony will be held on October 31, 2016, at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, during the excitement of The SEMA Show and SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying. The event is open to the public. Tickets go on sale mid-summer.

Help select the Rising Star award recipients, become a voting member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. — Bud Feldkamp, ORMHOF Board of Directors

ORMHOF voting members select the Rising Star award recipients. See the Awards page for more information. To join, click on the Members tab.



ORMHOF Class of 2015

Congratulations to the ORMHOF Class of 2015

L-R Michael Gaughan, Curt LeDuc, Jerry Penhall, Shannon Campbell and Chris Collard.

Make plans now to attend the 2016 Induction Ceremony, on Monday, October 31, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a formal/ black tie optional event.  The public is welcome to attend. Tickets will be available starting August 1.

Did you know that anyone can submit a nomination for the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame? Check back for a link to the 2016 Nomination Packet, beginning February 1. Nominations are due by April 30.

Become a voting member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame for just $25, and you’ll be on the voting committee for the Rising Star Awards, ORMHOF’s salute to the up and coming young talent (and possibly future Hall of Famers!) in our Industry.  Rising Star voting takes place in September and October, with the Rising Star recipients announced at the gala black tie Induction Ceremony at the South Point in Las Vegas, during the SEMA Show. Head over to the Membership tab for more details on how you can become a voting member.









The ORMHOF/Rod Hall Championship Bronco Returns to Baja

Racing legend Rod Hall pulled his championship Bronco from the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) museum in Reno, Nevada, and into the shop for a full restoration. Hall, who has achieved more podium finishes that any American off-road racer, once again piloted his classic steed down the Baja peninsula in the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000.

The Bronco, which was built by Bill Stroppe, has a past as storied as Hall himself. After Hall and teammate Larry Minor drove it to an overall win in the 1969 Mexican 1000, it was sold, raced, resold, and then retired to a wrecking yard in Southern California. Half buried in sand and nearly forgotten, it was discovered by a local race fan and put on display in front of a Denny’s restaurant. In 2003 the Bronco was donated to ORMHOF and found its way back to Hall.

Samco Fabrication will manage the arduous task of restoring the vehicle back to its original glory; which will include a crate 302 from Ford Racing, BFGoodrich tires, and products from Summit Racing, Mastercraft Safety, KC HiLiTES, and Fox Racing.

ORMHOF, a 501c (3) non-profit, is dedicated to honoring the rich history of off-road motor sports and those who have crafted it.