Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame

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The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame is located inside the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.

History[edit]

In 1966, Ed Pearlman cofounded the first exclusively off-road racing organization, called the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA). The first event by NORRA (1967) was called the Mexican 1000 Rally, which was later renamed the Baja 1000.

Pearlman stopped promoting the series in 1976, so he decided to recognize contributors to the sport. He inducted the first sixteen members in the hall of fame in January 1978. He inducted a second group in 1980. He was unable to come up with a site to host the hall of fame.

Pearlman sold the series in 1995 to Rod Hall. While looking through Pearlman's boxes, Hall noticed Pearlman's notes about the hall of fame. Hall talked with Gordon Horsley of the National Automobile Museum, and the Hall of Fame became a resident in the National Automobile Museum.

Categories of inductees[edit]

  • Competition: motorcycles and ATVs, off-road racing, rally, rock crawling and sand sports
  • Recreation: four wheeling, motorcycles and ATV's
  • Pioneer: advocates, industry, and journalism

Notable inductees[edit]

  • Edo Ansaloni (2007)
  • David Ashley (2014)
  • Larry Bergquist (2013)
  • Ron Bishop (2011)
  • Herman Booy (2004)
  • Carla Boucher (2004)
  • Peter K. Brown (2010)
  • William A. (Bill) Bryan (2007)
  • John Buffum (2004)
  • Harry Buschert (1980)
  • Jean Calvin (2004)
  • Dick Cepek (1978)
  • Bob Chandler (2013)
  • Eugene A. (Gene) Chappie (2010)
  • Brian Chuchua (1978)
  • Clark Collins (2006)
  • Pete Condos (1978)
  • Frank DeAngelo (2013)
  • Roy Denner (2012)
  • Edward Dunkley (2004)
  • Bud Ekins (1980)
  • Charley Erickson (1978)
  • Manny Esquerra (2008)
  • Walker Evans (2004)
  • Marty Fiolka (2014}
  • Sal Fish (2006)
  • Jack Flannery (2009)
  • Casey Folks (2012)
  • Don Francisco (1978)
  • Nye Frank (2014)
  • James Garner (1978)
  • Gilmon (Gil) George (2007)
  • Chris Haines (2010)
  • Rod Hall (2005)
  • Bob Ham (2006)
  • Jerry Herbst (2013)
  • Vic Hickey (1978)
  • Johnny Johnson (2010)
  • Parnelli Jones (1978)
  • Richard (Dick) Landfield (2007)
  • John Lawlor (1980)
  • Walter B. Lott (2007)
  • Rob MacCachren (2011)[1]
  • Joe MacPherson (2008)
  • Corky McMillin (2006)
  • Scott McKenzie (2005)
  • Steve McQueen (1978)
  • Sue Mead (2007)
  • Bruce Meyers (1978)
  • Akton (Ak) Miller (2005)
  • Drino Miller (1978)
  • Larry Minor (2005)
  • Ray Moon (1980)
  • Ed Pearlman (1978)
  • Rick Pewe (2010)
  • J.N. Roberts (2009)
  • Larry Roeseler (2012)
  • Nico Saad (2008)
  • Bill Sanders (2014)
  • Judy J. Smith (2008)
  • Malcolm Smith (1978)
  • Mark Smith (1980)
  • Harold Soens (2009)
  • Roy Spuhler (2005)
  • Bob Steinberger (2013)
  • Ivan Stewart (2006)
  • Bill Stroppe (1978)
  • Mickey Thompson (2007)
  • Frank “Scoop” Vessels (2007)
  • Ed Waldheim (2005)
  • Thurston Warn (1978)
  • Vic Wilson (1978)

Complete list of inductees

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