In this edition of the ORMHOF e-Newsletter: Release Date and Submission Deadline for 2017 Nomination Packets -Plus- Meet 2007 Inductee Gil George, On The Road with ORMHOF and more.
Our off-road community has lost a true icon, ORMHOF Inductee Casey Folks. Read the official announcement from Best in the Desert on Casey’s sudden passing here.
Read about the sweet story of Walter Prince and the Great Candy Cane Off-Road Race Team in the holiday edition of the ORMHOF eNewsletter. Click here.
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.
Racing legend Rod Hal’s championship Bronco is undergoing 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.
Read about the 2016 Induction Ceremony held at the South Point in Las Vegas and meet ORMHOF’s two new Board Members in the ORMHOF Fall 2016 eNewsletter. Click here.