Opened in April of 1983, the International Motorsports Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of motorsports. Since 1902 it has experienced tremendous growth in its collection of racing vehicles and memorabilia, which is valued at more than $15 million and increasing every year.
The International Motorsports Hall of Fame & Museum is on Speedway Blvd. and parallels I-20 between Exits 168 (from Birmingham) and 173 (from Atlanta), and is accessible from either exit.The Hall of Fame is only 50 miles from Birmingham and 95 miles from Atlanta.
Admission: $12 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-12 and free for kids age 5 and younger.
Hours: Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week with the exception of major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter).
In 1990, twenty of the greatest legends of the global motorsports community were enshrined in a ceremony befitting their accomplishments.
In a formal affair hosted by the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum, the inductees, their families, and the world learned the true meaning of the Hall of Fame’s creation.The evening includes the Driver of the Year reception, a formal dinner and the induction ceremony.
For those on hand, and for all who have and will visit in days and years to come, the gala and the Hall of Fame serve to remind that those who dream and who pursue with diligence can ascend to greatness.
The annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held each year on the grounds of the museum to honor those men and women chosen for induction from among the greatest names in all of motorsports. The black-tie optional event consists of a reception, banquet and awards ceremony held each year on the Thursday evening prior to the spring Talladega race.
The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum offers a tour of the world-famous Talladega Superspeedway by way of an 18-seat ADA accessible van. The tour takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and tour guides will provide special insight into the track and its rich history.
Track tours will be given during the same hours as the Hall of Fame*. Tours are also available daily through Thursday during race week.
No tours will be given Friday-Sunday of Talladega Superspeedway race weekends. Tickets for the track tour may be purchased in conjunction with your Hall of Fame admission at a discounted price. These tickets may be purchased at the Hall of Fame Gift Shop.
*No track tours will be given if there is on-track testing going on that day. Please call (256) 362-5002 to see if track tours are available on a particular day.
SPEED Channel Dome is 30,000 plus square foot facility that is home to the annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The facility is equipped with stage, public address system, and can accommodate approximately 1,500 for a sit down event.
This facility has been used for: Graduation Ceremonies, Christmas Parties, Weddings, Pageants, Trade Shows, Corporate Events, etc.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame tours and Talladega Superspeedway tours available for additional fee with each facility rental.
One of the most popular places at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame is the McCaig-Wellborn Research Library. This library is a 3,000 square foot room that houses approximately 14,000 books/ periodicals, and more than 10,000 photos. Open only on weekdays (except during race week), this library is a must-visit for any race fan.
We offer special museum tour rates to educational institutions. A field trip to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a great way for kids and adults to learn about the history of motorsports. Please call (256) 362-5002 for information about a possible field trip for your class, club, group, etc.
Located in the main rotunda, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Gift Shop is stocked with countless items that are essential to any race fan. From driver merchandise to Talladega Superspeedway gifts, the Gift Shop will have the racing gear you are looking for. Hours are the same as the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.