Supercars Hall of Fame

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The Supercars Hall of Fame is a collection of individuals and events that recognise the efforts of past champions and prominent figures within the Supercars Championship. A new inductee is announced annually at the championship's end of season gala dinner in November.[1]

History[edit]

The Hall of Fame was instituted in 1999 with the first running of what was then known as the V8 Supercars Championship Series, initially known as the Shell Championship Series. The initial inductees were five-time Australian Touring Car Champion Ian Geoghegan and four-time champion Allan Moffat. Until 2011, all of the drivers inducted have been either Australian Touring Car champions or multiple winners of the Bathurst 1000 race. Two former drivers were inducted in each of 1999 to 2002 and in 2004, while 2003 and 2010 saw no inductees added. 2005 saw the controversial inclusion of an event instead of a driver, in the Adelaide 500, the traditional season opening event. The first individual who had not driven in the series to be added to the hall of fame was Tony Cochrane, the former chairman of the sport from 1997 until 2012.[2] The most recent inductee was former team owner Tom Walkinshaw.[3]

Inductees[edit]

Year Inductees
1999 Ian Geoghegan
Allan Moffat
2000 Norm Beechey
Bob Jane
2001 Peter Brock
Dick Johnson
2002 Colin Bond
2003 No inductees
2004 Fred Gibson
Bob Morris
2005 Adelaide 500
2006 Jim Richards
2007 Harry Firth
2008 Larry Perkins
2009 John Bowe
2010 No inductees
2011 Glenn Seton
2012 Tony Cochrane
2013 Jason Richards
2014 Mark Skaife
2015 Garry Rogers
2016 Ross & Jimmy Stone
2017 Neil Crompton
2018 Tom Walkinshaw
Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hall of fame". Supercars. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Winterbottom wins Barry Sheene Medal award". Prime7. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ Herrero, Dan (27 November 2017). "Crompton humbled by Hall of Fame honour". Speedcafe. Retrieved 2 December 2018.