International Motorsports Hall of Fame

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, AL announced its 1994 inductees on June 28th. The induction ceremonies will take place in December. Here are the nine inductees: Colin Chapman -- Founded the Lotus Engineering Co....

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, AL announced its 1994 inductees on June 28th. The induction ceremonies will take place in December. Here are the nine inductees:

Colin Chapman -- Founded the Lotus Engineering Co. in 1953. His designs won 52 Grand Prix races between 1960 and 1972.

Enzo Ferrari -- Father of the sports and racing cars that bear his name. Ferraris won six straight LeMans races (1960-'65) and won six of seven Sebring races between 1958 and 1964.

Tiny Lund -- NASCAR driver who won 49 major events including the 1963 Daytona 500. Lund won the Carnegie Medal of Heroism for pulling fellow driver Marvin Panch from his burning car after a practice crash. Lund was killed in crash during the 1975 Talladega 500.

John Marcum -- Founded the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) circuit.

Ralph Moody -- Joined forces with John Holman in 1953 to build Ford cars and equipment for NASCAR racing. Between 1957 and 1971, Holman-Moody Fords scored 92 NASCAR Winston Cup victories with drivers such as Bobby Allison, David Pearson, and Mario Andretti.

Benny Parsons -- Former NASCAR Winston Cup driver who scored 21 victories in his career. He retired after the 1988 season and is now a full-time racing broadcaster for ESPN. Parsons was the first NASCAR driver to break the 200 mph barrier in qualifying. He ran 200.176 mph to win the pole for the '82 Winston 500.

Mauri Rose -- Engineer and driver who won three Indy 500's in the 1940's. He invented a device that allows amputees to drive an automobile.

Herb Thomas -- Joined NASCAR in 1947, the year it was founded, and won 48 races in his career. Thomas won the Grand National title (now the Winston Cup) twice (1951 and 1953), and finished second three times.

Joe Weatherly -- Won three American Motorcycle Association national titles before he began racing stock cars in 1950.

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Pat Campbell Huntsville, AL campbell@sauron.msfc.nasa.gov

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