Motor Sports HOF News
Expanded McCaig Wellborn Research Library

Expanded McCaig Wellborn Research Library

CUTLINE INFORMATION: The 1,800 square foot expansion of the McCaig-Wellborn Research Library at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum (IMHOF) is complete and ready for visitors. The library houses some 14,000 books and periodicals and more than 10,000...

Darrell Waltrips Darlings On Display

Darrell Waltrips Darlings On Display

CUTLINE INFORMATION: In his prime, Darrell Waltrip was known for being as quick to open his mouth as he was to circle a racetrack. It’s no surprise then that several of his racecars earned memorable nicknames. “Bertha” and the tandem “Double...

Bouchards Buick From Thrilling 1981 Finish At Talladega

Bouchards Buick From Thrilling 1981 Finish At Talladega

CUTLINE INFORMATION: In one of the closest finishes in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, Ron Bouchard beat Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte by a mere foot in a classic three-wide finish in the 1981 DieHard 500 (now Aaron’s 499) at Talladega Superspeedway. The No.47...

The Winged Warriors Record Setting Dodges

The Winged Warriors Record Setting Dodges

CUTLINE INFORMATION: Did you know the two “winged warriors” at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum are both record setters? Buddy Baker’s blue No. 88 Dodge Charger Daytona was the first vehicle to set a 200 mph lap around a closed...

Female Racers Honored

    Patty Moise could wheel a stock car. For more than twelve years she competed in what are now the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series. On Jan. 23, 1990, she put all of her experience to the test and drove into the record books at...

Racing Threads at International Motorsports Hall of Fame

Racing Threads at International Motorsports Hall of Fame

CUTLINE INFORMATION: The driving suit of a modern day racer is woven of the latest fire retardant materials and adorned with brightly colored logos and patches. The driving suit of 1961 Formula One World Champion Phil Hill however, closer resembles a pair of pajamas...

Finalists For IMHOF Class of 2009 Announced

    Twenty-one racing legends have been nominated by a panel of international motorsports journalists, for possible induction to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (IMHOF) in 2009, officials announced today. The field of nominees was...

Harley Davidson That Rumbled Around Talladega

    For over twenty-five years, two American legends have maintained a quiet working relationship in the foothills of Alabama, while the successes of their unique relationship roll across the nation. Since 1981, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has...