Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame
The Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame is located on South Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach, California. Long Beach has hosted its downtown open wheel street race since 1975, the longest running major street race in North America. The Walk of Fame was created to honor key contributors to motorsports and annually inducts new members during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race week.
Each inductee is honored by a 22-inch bronze medallion in the sidewalk that includes a rendition of the racer’s car and lists top achievements in motor sports. The medallions proceed up the center of the palm-lined sidewalk alongside the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race circuit in front of the Long Beach Convention Center.
|Hill, PhilPhil Hill||2006||California native, first American to win Formula One World Drivers' Championship (1961)|
|Gurney, DanDan Gurney||2006||California native, driver and team owner in Formula One, IndyCar, and sports cars|
|Newman/Haas Racing||2007||7-time winning team at Long Beach (1975, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2006, 2007)|
|Pook, ChrisChris Pook||2007||Founder and organizer of the Grand Prix of Long Beach|
|Redman, BrianBrian Redman||2007||Winner of the inaugural Long Beach Grand Prix|
|Andretti, MarioMario Andretti||2008||4-time Long Beach winner (1977, 1984, 1985, 1987); 1978 Formula One champion, 4-time IndyCar champion|
|Gabelich, GaryGary Gabelich||2008||Long Beach native and Land Speed Record holder|
|Jones, ParnelliParnelli Jones||2008||1963 Indianapolis 500 winner, Formula One and IndyCar car owner|
|Rahal, BobbyBobby Rahal||2009||3-time IndyCar champion|
|Unser, Jr., AlAl Unser, Jr.||2009||9-time Long Beach winner (Pro/Celeb overall 1985 and 2009, Pro 2014, CART 1988–1991, 1994–1995); 2-time CART PPG Cup champion|
|Andretti, MichaelMichael Andretti||2010||2-time Long Beach winner (1986, 2002), 1991 IndyCar champion|
|Sullivan, DannyDanny Sullivan||2010||1992 Long Beach winner, 1988 IndyCar champion|
|Chip Ganassi Racing||2011||5-time Long Beach winning team (1996–1999, 2009)|
|Vasser, JimmyJimmy Vasser||2011||1996 Long Beach winner & IndyCar champion, 2008 Long Beach-winning car owner|
|Galles Racing||2012||5-time Long Beach winning team (1988-1992)|
|Pruett, ScottScott Pruett||2012||2-time Long Beach sports car winner (Grand-Am 2006, Trans-Am 1987)|
- Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame - Past Honorees
- "Long Beach Motorsports Walk Of Fame Adds Danny Sullivan, Michael Andretti During Grand Prix Ceremony". Everything Long Beach. 5 April 2010. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
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