Launched in 2010, the Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame includes some of motor racing’s greatest names, eight of whom were given founder member status for their contribution to making the genre what it has become today, names that are synonymous the World over, They include: Enzo Ferrari, Tazio Nuvolari, Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark, Sir Jackie Stewart, Juan Manuel Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss and Michael Schumacher.
At its opening ceremony back in 2010, the first members, which included Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx, Tony Brooks and Ron Dennis, were initiated into its gallows. From that point on, four more members have been added to its prestigious list of inductees each year.
For 2016, the Motor Sport Hall of Fame has confirmed a number of refinements to its format, with five categories now included in the voting process for the much sought after awards. They comprise: Formula 1, sports car racing, motorcycling, rallying and US motor sport. Also, for the first time ever, members of the public were asked to cast their votes on who they believed should be deserved the honour of becoming a member. Over 25, 000 people made their opinions known and the top three nominees chosen for 2016 were declared in the current issue of Motor Sport magazine.
As well as being able to vote for the first time, members of the public are also invited to attend the Hall of Fame awards dinner and experience the glitz and glamour of mixing with stars and industry leaders from the motorsport World. With only 150 tickets being made available to motorsport fans, to avoid disappointment, get them now whilst you still can!
The event is set to take place on Tuesday 31st May at the Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Epsom, with legends such as John Surtees, Derek Bell, Ron Dennis, Tom Kristensen and Jackie Stewart all in attendance. TV presenter Jennie Gow will host the event, and will also hold a live Q+A during the afternoon, which will feature former Hall of Fame inductees.
Motor Sport editor Damien Smith, advised:
“I’m excited for the 2016 events. I feel the changes we’ve made will help our Hall of Fame become stronger, and ensure that we continue to highlight the names which have made the biggest contribution to the world of motorsport.”
There will also be a number of other attractions to immerse yourself in whilst you enjoy this unique event, with a number historic racing car demonstrations set to take place during the day and evening, including Derek Bell who will take to the Captain’s Drive in the #17 Shell Dunlop Porsche 962, which came second in the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans. Mike Hailwood’s son David will showcase two wheels, riding his late father’s motorcycle, plus the iconic Texaco Heron bike that Barry Sheene raced in 1979 at the Silverstone GP, is just some of the iconic machinery that will be on display.
Tickets to the Hall of Fame Live event cost £72, tickets to the dinner are from £399 with discounts when bought in bulk. All are available via the Motor Sport website: www.motorsportmagazine.com or directly: http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/halloffame/tickets