March 2020 - The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame has added Josh Hall to the board of directors effective immediately. The all-volunteer board is comprised of individuals from all areas of off-road, including racing, advocacy, recreation, and industry. ORMHOF chairman Mark McMillin said, “Josh has had a front seat to the history of the sport for his entire life, and he brings that knowledge and passion for off-road to the board of directors.”
Josh Hall’s roots within the off-road community run quite deep. Growing up as the eldest son of Rod Hall during Rod’s legendary run as a desert racer, opportunities to travel to some of the most picturesque and desolate areas on multiple continents were many. Places like Afton Canyon, Pismo Beach, the Three Sisters, Mama Becky’s and Alfonsina’s were places that felt like home.
Josh had the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from many of the young sport’s most celebrated icons: Bill Stroppe, Parnelli Jones, Larry Minor, Malcolm Smith, Brian Chuchua, Mark Smith, K.J. Howe, Walt Lott, Mickey Thompson, Judy Smith and many others were all individuals to have a heavy influence on his life by the age of 15.
After college and serving in the Marine Corps, Josh’s professional life continued to be centered on playing with trucks in the dirt. In addition to following his father onto the racing scene, Josh organized and managed overland style media adventure events and dealer training for Rod’s closest racing partners - before any of that was a thing. For the next 15 years, Josh focused on developing and executing a first of its kind curriculum to provide specialized driver training to the most elite military units on the globe.
Today, Josh helps his real estate clients with their investment needs, manages the family’s residential real estate assets, is a director on the Rubicon Soda Springs, Inc Shareholder board and is the Board President for a 180-unit townhome association. Even though Josh has won every major North American desert race multiple times while fielding a Rod Hall prepped machine, it is his off the track record he is most proud of. Josh resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife Sally and his children Ashley, Shelby and Alek.
The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame was established in 1978 to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow. For more information visit www.ormhof.org.