The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) announced the 2012 Class of Inductees in late July. The late Roy Denner, Casey Folks and Larry Roeseler will have their names added to the venerable list of those who have committed their lives to the off-road community. The Inductees will be honored Friday, October 5th in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo in Pomona, California.
The three inductees’ extensive accomplishments cover a number of arenas in the sport including advocacy, promotion and racing. Their legacies will be celebrated and displayed for the public in Gallery Four within the famed National Automobile Museum – the Harrah Collection – located in Reno, NV. They join names synonymous with the sport including Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Steve McQueen, James Garner, Walker Evans, Rod Hall as well as many names who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes making the sport prosper and grow.
The induction process is difficult and respected with thirteen voting members thoroughly scrutinizing each nominee on the basis of significant contribution to off-road motorsports beyond wins and sport affiliation. All nominees must have at least fifteen years experience and involvement and have built, designed, driven, maintained, owned, prepared, piloted, promoted, ridden or supported an off-road vehicle. They are characterized by their desire to win, the mastery of their field and their courage to innovate. Each Inductee within the Hall has made a significant contribution to Off-Road Motorsports in at least one of the following aspects: Business, History, Design, Engineering, Prestige of the Sport, and/or Growth of the Sport.
ORMHOF will be holding the annual Silent Auction on Saturday, October 6 from 5:00-9:00pm in the Vineyard Ballroom inside the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel. For the first time, ORMHOF will also be raffling off several hot ticket items including a master suite, two night stay at the San Nicholas Hotel and Casino in Ensenada. Items included in the silent auction range from tires, exhaust systems to one-of-a-kind signed off-road memorabilia. All proceeds go to benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will take place Saturday, October 6th 9am – 6pm and Sunday, October 7th 9am – 5pm. Held at the Pomona Fairplex, located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave in Pomona, CA. Advance discount event tickets can be purchased at online at www.OffRoadExpo.com for $10 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) thru Friday, October 5th. Tickets purchased on-site at the gate are $14 for adults and $5 for children (6-12) and free for children under 6. For more information, visit www.OffRoadExpo.com or follow Off-Road Expo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OffRoadExpo.
The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization launched in 1978 by Ed Perlman and revived in 1995 by Rod Hall. The organization and its assets reside in the permanent home inside the National Automobile Museum, the Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada. Today, there are 63 honored Inductees. To learn more about the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, log on to www.ormhof.org.