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 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 2021 must be received by March 15, 2021 and should be in electronic form. (Microsoft Word is best) although typed and copied is acceptable as well.
The Class of 2020 has been selected by our Board of Directors and Living Inductees just as in years past. While our voting process started a little late due to complications of the Corona Virus, your Board of Directors worked via e-mail, snail mail, and phone to get a final ballot put together and out to the voters by earlyJuly. Our announcement of "The Class of 2020" is as follows: The 2020 Inductees are Scott Diehl and Rusty Daggett in the other than Driver Category. Our Drag Racers are John Bugenski and Arlen Fadely. From the Other Motor Sports category are Road Racer Danny Kellermeyer and Snowmobile Racer Dana Wiltse. Our Oval Track, Historical Era sees three drivers from days gone by in Dick Crup, Chet Miller, and Eldon Schrader. Finally, our Oval Track Modern Era inductees are Ron Allen and Brett Mann. Thank You to all of the Board Members, Past Board Members, and Past Inductees who cast thier votes and sent in their Ballots, it really makes a difference.
Unfortunately, at our Board Meeting of July 29, 2020 we were forced to have a hard discussion on holding our Induction Ceremony in November in the face of the problems stemming from Covid-19 as well as the ever changing restrictions regarding indoor gatherings. The end result is that with the input from many of our voting members and past inductees, we have voted, as a Board, to abstain from holding an induction ceremony this November. We truly believe that all inductees deserve their day in front of their peers, family, and friends so we will be combining the induction of the "Class of 2020" along with the "Class of 2021" that will be selected next May. The combined induction ceremony will be held at our usual place in Mount Pleasant, The University Comfort Inn & Suites on November 7, 2021. Details will be worked out over the fall/winter season to see about starting earlier and maybe going a little later. Congratulations to our "Class of 2020" for all of your contributions to Motor Sports. Complete bios should be posted in the next week or two.
We need help finding living relatives of 2020 Inductee Chet Miller. He passed away many years ago and He and his wife did not have children so we need to find any of his descendants in order to inform them of Mr. Miller's induction and to present them with his plaque at the appropriatte time.
1990 Inductee and famed Indy Car Owner Pat Patrick has passed away on January 5, 2021. Details regarding arrangements are not known at this time.
Sad to report that 2013 Inductee and renowned powerboat racer Fred Alter and 2005 Inductee, Bill Whittington have both passed away January 9 (Fred) and 10(Bill), 2021. Both men will have memorial services later in 2021. Condolences to the Patrick, Alter, and Whittington families.
Word has been received that 2001 Inductee and founder of Lane Automotive, George Lane passed away January 25, 2021. George was also the recipient of the 2014 MMSHoF/Dick Beebe Memorial Award for contributions to Motor Sports. No details are available at this time. We send our condolences to the family of George Lane and to all those that make up Lane Automotive and it's related companies, Motor State Distributors, and Allstar Performance.
2001 Inductee, Dick Slade has passed away on March 2, 2021. At this time there will be no services until later in the year. Dick's son Jim was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. Condolences to the Slade Family.
Effective October 15, 2020, the phone number for the Hall of Fame has been changed to 586-202-2357.