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Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame wreath


The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame has been established to recognize and honor those individuals whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow.

ORMHOF is a 501c3 non-profit organization
fully funded through financial donations from industry partners, individual memberships, and a Silent Auction held at the annual Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony. Federal EIN 47-0903696


Induction & Awards Ceremony

Each year the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame welcomes a new class of inductees, selected by an independent committee of industry professionals.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction held at the annual Induction & Awards Ceremony is the Hall of Fame’s major fundraising event of the year. Attendees bid on items donated by inductees, board members, partners and businesses, in both live and online auctions.
Impact awards on display

Impact Awards

The future of the Hall of Fame can be found in the individuals making an impact in the world of off-road today. Each year, five nominees are selected in each category: Desert Racing, Rock Sports, Short Course, MX|ATV|UTV, Industry, and Advocate.
Laverne Unser presents the Never Give Up award to Malcolm Smith in 2017

"Never Give Up" Award

The Never Give Up Award is presented by Laverne Unser in honor of her late husband, Louis. The recipient of the award is announced at the annual Induction & Awards Ceremony. Recipients of the Louis Unser Never Give Up Award demonstrate a pursuit of excellence in the face of adversity.
Volunteers at the 2017 awards ceremony.

Volunteer Awards

Volunteers are the heart and soul of off-road. At ORMHOF, we believe that the victory not only belongs to the individual at the top of the podium, but to the volunteer crew member waiting on the long dark dusty road at 2 am holding a fuel can.

Heritage Clubs

Welcome to the club. We’re proud to announce the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Heritage Club program, recognizing clubs with 50 years or more of off-road history.
Making memories at the Mint 400

ORMHOF on the Road

Sharing the history of off-road at events across the country.

ORMHOF Gives Back

Each year the ORMHOF board of directors sets aside a portion of the funds received from Partners to share financially with advocacy groups doing good work to help support off road causes.

ORMHOF Pays it Forward

Each year ORMHOF proudly supports students around the country engaged in automotive programs with financial and moral support, along with ORMHOF shirts and decals.


Cover of the preview issue of the Dusty Times magazine

Dusty Times Magazine

Founded in 1983 by racer-turned-editor Jean Calvin, Dusty Times chronicled the history of off-road for more than thirty years. ORMHOF is now the caretaker of The Dusty Times archives, and it is our mission to digitize as much of the material as possible and share it online for everyone to enjoy, starting with the magazine.
Video tape images

Video Conversion

Steve Weiss of Clubhouse Videos has donated an entire pallet of historical race footage to the Hall of Fame. There are an estimated 300 hours of footage on 520 tapes filmed on DVCam, Beta, 8mm and other formats.
Judy Smith packing up her collection

Judy Smith Collection

Judy was Inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2008. She recently donated her collection of writings, photos, and two shoeboxes of 35mm negatives to the Hall of Fame, which we look forward to scanning and sharing online as funds become available.


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Thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors, we have historic off-road vehicles to be preserved and displayed for all to enjoy.

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