International Motorsports Hall Of Fame Platinum Anniversary Induction Ceremony Postponed Till 2011


In an effort to make its 20th induction ceremony one of its most massive celebrations, International Motorsports Hall of Fame (IMHOF) officials announced today it will postpone the event until 2011. The opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and its induction scheduled for May of 2010 also was taken into consideration while planning for the IMHOF’s platinum anniversary class, officials said.


“The board of directors at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame decided that as a sign of respect for the 20th induction class and the inaugural class at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, we would delay our 2010 induction ceremony,” said Gerald Dial, Chairman of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Board of Directors.  “We are very aware of the symbolism behind our 20th class and want to make sure that we do the event justice.  We also felt it was important to give the NASCAR Hall of Fame ample time to promote their inaugural class.  We are proud of our association with NASCAR and the role it has played in our Hall of Fame and Museum and we just felt like this was the right thing to do. We couldn’t be more excited for them and their inaugural class, as all five of their initial inductees are already members of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.”


Voting for the 20th IMHOF class already has been completed and will be announced in April. They will join 132 others who have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The first class was enshrined in 1990 and included 20 deserving members of the motorsports industry. Since then, at least five members have been inducted annually to get the number of inductees up to 132


125 members of the world-wide media vote annually on the personalities who are placed in the Hall of Fame each year.


The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum was opened in April of 1983 and is dedicated to the preservation of the history of motorsports. Each year, the annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held on the grounds of the museum to honor those men and women chosen for induction from among the greatest names in all of motorsports. 


Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $6 for kids age 7 to 17 and free for kids age 6 and younger. Discounts to the museum of $1 off individual tickets are available to:  adults in the military, AAA members, senior citizens, children (age 7 to 17) of a military member or AAA member. Discounts do not apply to combo tickets.

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