Following last year’s relocation from its original location in Novi, Michigan, to the grounds of Daytona International Speedway in Florida, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) will stage the official grand opening of its new DIS facility on Friday, February 17.
The open-to-the-public event, which is being presented by Honda and Firestone, is set to begin at 7:45 p.m. with veteran broadcaster Mike Joy serving as the Master of Ceremonies. MSHFA inductees Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Richard Childress, Tom D’Eath, Hurley Haywood, Buddy Martin, Bill Seebold, Rusty Wallace and Humpy Wheeler are among those expected to attend.
The MSHFA will perform a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, and will also unveil and dedicate the new Robert E. Petersen Theatre, an impressive showpiece located in the Speedway’s Ticket and Tours Facility.
“The racing immortals who will be with us on February 17 will help us usher in a new era for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America,” said MSHFA President Ron Watson. “The compelling stories of all of our inductees – our Heroes of Horsepower – collectively form the foundation of our new facility. Combine those individual histories with our many classic racing vehicles and our other exhibits, and you have a hall of fame that is truly a must-see.”
Tickets for the event are $200 and can be reserved by visiting www.mshf.com or calling (386) 681-6843. The evening will include a strolling banquet dinner, a premium open bar and the opportunity to meet some of the greatest names in the history of motorsports.
Looking ahead, on Wednesday, June 28, the 29th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony will be take place in Daytona Beach. The 2017 class of inductees will be announced tomorrow, January 26, during the Rolex 24 at Daytona event week.