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How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the IMHOF

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the IMHOF

Planning a trip to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame?  Well, you’re in for some fun! With one of the world’s largest collections of racing vehicles, the museum is a must-see for racing fans of all levels.  Don’t-Miss Spots at the Hall of Fame Since its...

IMHOF Represented at Prestigious Car Show

IMHOF Represented at Prestigious Car Show

In October of 1988, Lyn St. James came to the Talladega Superspeedway with the sole purpose of breaking as many speed records as she possibly could. On the first day of a two-day session, sitting behind the wheel of a 1989 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe prepared by Bill...

Bobby Unser Passes Away at 87

Bobby Unser Passes Away at 87

Bobby Unser, a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of 1990, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, and part of the only pair of brothers to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," has died. He was 87. He died Sunday at his home in...

Race Week Recap

Race Week Recap

Mike Raita, Executive Director I would personally like to thank everyone who visited the International Motorsports Hall of Fame during race week for the GEICO 500. We received so many positive comments about the improvements we have made – the LED lighting in...

The Smokey & The Bandit Guy

The Smokey & The Bandit Guy

Scott Willingham never intended to be the “Smokey and the Bandit Guy,” you might say it was divine intervention. Today Willingham is the owner of Scott’s towing in Lanett, Alabama. He’s married and he dotes on his three lovely children, but for Scott, life hasn’t...

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

In an effort to restore the International Motorsports Hall of Fame to its past glory, the IMHOF is proud to announce that a forty-thousand-dollar lighting project has just been completed that is sure to enhance the experience of everyone who visits the museum. More...

A Million Reasons to Visit the IMHOF

A Million Reasons to Visit the IMHOF

By: Mike Raita, Executive Director of IMHOF Museum As the International Motorsports Hall of Fame gets ready to entertain race fans headed to the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on the last weekend of April, I want to share with you one of my best memories of...

Blazing Toward the DAYTONA 500

Blazing Toward the DAYTONA 500

Glenn Roberts is the kind of name your accountant, insurance agent, or butcher might have.  I recently saw an article ranking the ten best nicknames in the history of NASCAR. Mr. Excitement (Jimmy Spencer) was on the list. So was Awesome Bill from Dawsonville (Bill...

Dale Earnhardt: The Best and Worst of Daytona

Dale Earnhardt: The Best and Worst of Daytona

By Mike Raita, International Motorsports Hall of Fame Executive Director Before becoming the Executive Director of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in July of 2020, I was a television sportscaster for the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. In that role I...