West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame statement

Mission Statement The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is to preserve the history and heritage of the important role that west coast stock car racers played and to perpetually recognize and enshrine outstanding ...

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is to preserve the history and heritage of the important role that west coast stock car racers played and to perpetually recognize and enshrine outstanding participants within the sport and to annually induct those "worthy of the honor".

The goals of the Hall Of Fame are to establish a permanent facility which will become accessible to racing fans for viewing, study and research of west coast stock car racing. The establishment of records, archives, photos, memorabilia and artifacts, including stock cars, driver's uniforms, helmets etc., and permanent plaques representing all inductee profiles and sketches. Emphasis will be on the latter (plaques) and these will be the pre-eminent display, highlighting all inductees since the inception of the "Hall of Fame" in 2002. Provide a viewing area for video and movie acquisitions and there will be a gift store opportunity for various souvenirs pertaining to stock car racing.

The strategies of the Hall of Fame will be to educate the public at large and auto racing fans in particular about west coast stock car racing's roots, from concept through growth periods to its near demise and periods of regeneration. To facilitate acquisition of a permanent structure and its attendant displays, a significant fund raising effort will continue via personal contacts by an active board finance committee and with planning and direction by a professional volunteer advisor. The public will also be invited to loan any privately held stock car racing memorabilia, artifacts or collectibles through temporary rotating displays. The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame will maintain a web-site to present its concept, through the internet. Ongoing up-grades to this site will allow "virtual" visitations which will ultimately encourage actual on-site visitation. We will secure a building site for the display, museum and office which will be integrated with the itinerary of area tour providers on a regular schedule.

The West Coast Stock car Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001, as an ongoing organization to memorialize significant contributors to the sports development and history-including designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters and publicists.

The role of this organization is the continuation of the concept of worthy inductees is the primary role and intent and the secondary role is to raise awareness of those historic figures and their accomplishments. The third element that the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame must achieve is the national recognition of the organization and its continuing mission to perpetuate the entire history of west coast stock car racing and it's place in American sports and its overall contribution to stock car racing in particular.

The challenge to the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame (and to all fans, supporters and competitors) is to raise public awareness of our mission, to continue the legacy of all of the previous inductees and to assure that the "flame" never dies. To accept this challenge is to accept responsibility for planning and funding to develop a physical plant that properly represents this organizations rightful place in the history and in the future. The challenge each year, is to arrange and to conduct appropriate induction ceremonies with a dignified presentation, at a public venue and to secure media publicity for these ceremonies.

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