Welcome to the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame!
The Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1982 to enshrine and honor individuals or groups who have excelled in motor sports in the state of Michigan.
Please view our list of Inductees. They are listed on the "Inductees" page and are listed alphabetically. Click on the name to read the biography. The number next to their name is the year inducted. Those with a * are deceased.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is on April 8, 2020 at Buddies Restaurant located at 2040 Aurelius Rd., Holt, Michigan. The meeting starts at 6:45 PM. and the public is welcome.
The FAQ page has been updated to be more in line with where we are and what we are doing in 2019 and beyond.
Please review our Guidelines for consideration for induction on our Nominations page as they have been revised effective April 1, 2019. Biographies fpr consideration in 2020 must be received by March 1, 2020 and should be in electronic form. (Microsoft Word is best) although typed and copied is acceptable as well.
The Class of 2019 has been selected by our voters and were inducted on November 3, 2019, they include: Off Road Racer Dan Baudoux, Oval Track Modern Era and Historical Era Racers, Ed Cooper, Joey Fowler, Pete Weiss, and Vicki Wood. Broadcast Journalist and Reporter for Fox Sports, Matt Yocum, Drag Racers Al Turner and Mike Keener, Car Owners, The VanHautte Family, and Motor Cycle Racer, the Late Dick O'Leary. For more information on them go to the Latest Inductees portion of this website. Complete Biographies have been posted. The induction ceremony had over 350 people attend and was held at the Comfort Inn located in Mt. Pleasant.
Word has been received that MMSHoF Board Member, Jim Pape passed away on December 3, 2019. Service details at this time are not known and will be released upon notification from his family. Jimmy was not only a dedicated Board Member but was instrumental in the MMSHoF Silent Auction each year. Jim was an ardent supporter of Go-Kart Racing in the state of Michigan and was the announcer at the Arthur Raceway and was very active with Houghton Lake Kart Speedway. His influence in Michigan Motor Sports was felt far and wide as he was very well known for being a silent sponsor of many Kart Racers. He also was the leader of a weekly summer car show in the Saginaw area. Our condolences to Jim's family on his passing. He will be deeply missed.
Word has also been received that 1995 Drag Racing Inductee, Doug Kaul has passed away on December 8, 2019. His services will be held at the Tiffany Funeral Home located at 3232 W. Saginaw in Lansing. Visitation will be on Thursday December 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a Memorial Service on Friday December 13, 2019 at the Good Sheper Lutheran Church located at 7000 W. Saginaw, Lansing Michigan. Service is at 11:00 AM. All of us at the MMSHoF express our condolences to the family of Doug Kahl.