Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame Recognizing individuals for their impact on Racing in Amarillo Texas
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02/18/2020

A large hole was left in the lives of countless Auto Enthusiasts this week with the passing of Earl Eder, co-owner, with his wife, Linda and son, Don at Auto Interiors Unlimited. Not a racer but a Master Upholster for all types of vehicles, from Street Rods, & number matching restorations to all types of racing vehicles. Earl did the interiors for all the 57 Chevrolet’s restored by Carl Mitchum before Carl moved to Colleyville in the mid 80’s. Of course he did the interior of my 57 & the 55 Chevy of Butch Owens in later years. Prayers from all of us for his family & many friends. Published by James Gipson

02/16/2020

Here are the 2020 inductees!
Dennis Arney
Eddie Brasher
Grady Bryant
Floyd Chambers
Richard (Dick) Gwyn
Zeek Henderson
Eddie Hill
Sam Land
Tommy Latham
Sid ONeal
Roy Rastetter
Paul Stradley
Stan Trahern
LLoyd Triplett

I’m pretty stoked to announce that Kenny Vaughn will be displaying his AJ FOYT replica car at the AMARILLO AREA MOTORSPO...
02/15/2020

I’m pretty stoked to announce that Kenny Vaughn will be displaying his AJ FOYT replica car at the AMARILLO AREA MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME BANQUET MARCH 28th at the Heritage Ballroom . I have had the privilege to see this wonderful car and it is a masterpiece. Make your plans now to attend . TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY 3313 Wimberly.

We have some new items that have been donated to the Hall of Fame by The Bob Cody family that will be on display March 2...
02/15/2020

We have some new items that have been donated to the Hall of Fame by The Bob Cody family that will be on display March 28th 2020. Thank you so much for Bob’s helmet , autographed driving shoes, hood and pics . These will be enjoyed by many for years to come to honor Bob Cody one of Amarillo’s most successful drivers of all time.
If anyone has any memorabilia that you would like to put in our HOF let us know.
Get your tickets now and reserved tables at Consignment Gallery 3313 Wimberly .

02/13/2020

TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS

THE 2020 INDUCTION BANQUET FOR MARCH 28th
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY FOR $20
3313 WIMBERLY
806-352-9979

ALSO RESERVED TABLES ARE AVAILABLE.

EACH INDUCTEE RECEIVES ONE TABLE FOR 8 PEOPLE WHICH INCLUDES 4 TICKETS AND 2 YEARBOOKS. THOSE TICKETS ARE READY TO BE PICKED UP AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY ALSO.

02/10/2020

Make plans to attend the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum monthly meeting tomorrow at 7 at Home Plate Diner. We will discuss plans for the reunion at the Make a Wish car show and the banquet.
See you there!!

Two Amarillo Speed Bowl Legends. Driver-R V Funderburk. Sponsor/Erwin Russell.
01/20/2020

Two Amarillo Speed Bowl Legends. Driver-R V Funderburk. Sponsor/Erwin Russell.

01/13/2020

Make plans to attend the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum monthly meeting tomorrow at 7 at Home Plate Diner. We will discuss plans for the reunion at the Make a Wish car show and the banquet.
See you there!!

01/13/2020

Another Legend & member of our AAMHOF, Gary Moore, gone to soon. Our condolences to his family & friends. James Gipson.

Chili Bowl bound. Ott Coppock and I will be taking the Kenny Stidd car for display in the 2020 vintage booth at the Chil...
01/09/2020

Chili Bowl bound. Ott Coppock and I will be taking the Kenny Stidd car for display in the 2020 vintage booth at the Chili Bowl along with the GW Elkins memorial award. Always a great event . Special Thanks to the Hahn and Edwards families and crews for providing a with the best racing that you can witness.
Donna Hahn Harris Beverly Edwards Lanny Ross Edwards Marcy Edwards Davis

I would like to thank Cinny Cody Sherwood for her donation today to the AAMHOF of her fathers Bob Cody hood from one of ...
01/02/2020

I would like to thank Cinny Cody Sherwood for her donation today to the AAMHOF of her fathers Bob Cody hood from one of his Parson cars . Bob is a inductee and was one of Amarillo top drivers of all time . Thank you Cinnamon we love you 😍.

Jiggs Founds & Pete Elkins dialing in the Bell Housing on the Randy Willingham , Jack B. Kelly Car today.
12/28/2019

Jiggs Founds & Pete Elkins dialing in the Bell Housing on the Randy Willingham , Jack B. Kelly Car today.

12/25/2019
12/09/2019

With the Holidays just around the corner the monthly meeting for December will be cancelled. We will meet at regular time in January.
Merry Christmas!

12/02/2019
Open Wheel Leader

This is getting back on the day 👍😎

Cira late 1950s - Amarillo Speed Bowl - Amarillo, TX

Who remembers the silver dollars that GW ElKins used for the purse at the Amarillo Speedbowl? I remember having to put t...
11/30/2019

Who remembers the silver dollars that GW ElKins used for the purse at the Amarillo Speedbowl? I remember having to put them in rolls of $20 at the kitchen table every week. Those bags from the bank were heavy . Amarillo National Bank got the silver dollars for dad every week. He would put them in Moms Pontiac Boniville and it would look like a low rider😜

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all I hope everyone has a great day . We all have things to be thankful for. 🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃
We have exciting news coming soon for the Hall of Fame👍👍👍

11/11/2019

Reminder of our general meeting tomorrow night at 7 PM at Home Plate Diner. Please come and enjoy some great food and bench racing. 11/12/2019

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame
11/07/2019

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame

Dr Nichols just finished his Factory Five Cobra Kit Car. I think he likes it. James Gipson

Dr Nichols just finished his Factory Five Cobra Kit Car. I think he likes it.   James Gipson
11/07/2019

Dr Nichols just finished his Factory Five Cobra Kit Car. I think he likes it. James Gipson

Some heavy hitters always ran this show. There are some listed on this entry form. 👍
10/25/2019

Some heavy hitters always ran this show. There are some listed on this entry form. 👍

This man contributed many years of being the pit Stewart at the Amarillo Speedbowl.  Without Mr Crutchfield “Crutch” rac...
10/25/2019

This man contributed many years of being the pit Stewart at the Amarillo Speedbowl. Without Mr Crutchfield “Crutch” racing would not have flourished like it did. 🙏👍

This was Facebook back in 1969. National Speed Sport News. The Southwestern Championship was big business back then here...
10/25/2019

This was Facebook back in 1969.
National Speed Sport News. The Southwestern Championship was big business back then here in Amarillo. Here is Billy Powell on the front page with some big names.

Wow I found this pic today of my Walker car. I only ran a few times on asphalt in Lubbock. It was like driving on dry sl...
10/25/2019

Wow I found this pic today of my Walker car. I only ran a few times on asphalt in Lubbock. It was like driving on dry slick track. Dad put late model asphalt hot shoe Don Burt of Amarillo HOF inductee in my car but it was a little quick reacting for him so I got back in it. Fun times👍

Nothing like going through racing memories on  snowy day. Trying to get lol my dads office stuff gone through to make su...
10/24/2019

Nothing like going through racing memories on snowy day. Trying to get lol my dads office stuff gone through to make sure it gets to the Hall of Fame and to others to preserve the past. 👍

I have been trying figure out exactly when the Southwestern Championships actually began . I found this so maybe I have ...
10/24/2019

I have been trying figure out exactly when the Southwestern Championships actually began . I found this so maybe I have the answer for sure. 👍😎

OLD PICTURES FROM AMARILLO SPEEDWAY
10/20/2019

OLD PICTURES FROM AMARILLO SPEEDWAY

10/12/2019

Please keep Ernest Walker and family in your prayers as his beautiful wife Nancy has gotten her wings to heaven. RIP Nancy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏

10/08/2019

Amarillo area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum general meeting tomorrow at home plate diner at 7. Make plans to attend!

10/07/2019

I went to see Walt Dosher today one of our HOF INDUCTEES he will be 94 on Thursday. He is in plum creek facility.
With out this wonderful man racing in Amarillo might not of survived its beginning. He remembers more than I do. He was my second dad growing up. Taught me how to shave use tools, fish and maybe drink a little whiskey. If you get a chance go see him. His sprints are good 🎂😍❤️👍

MORE NHRA DRAG RACING HISTORY, POSTED BY JAMES GIPSONENLARGE TO READ
09/11/2019

MORE NHRA DRAG RACING HISTORY, POSTED BY JAMES GIPSON

ENLARGE TO READ

THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 10,  2019 AT 7:00 P.M., WE WILL HAVE OUR MONTHLY NONE BUSINESS MEETING AT HOME PLATE DINER...
09/10/2019

THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M., WE WILL HAVE OUR MONTHLY NONE BUSINESS MEETING AT HOME PLATE DINER ON BELL STREET. EVERYONE IS INVITED. THOSE WHO WANT TO EAT CAN, OR IF YOU JUST WANT TO VISIT & BENCH RACE, THAT IS OKAY.

WE MAY EVEN DO A LITTLE FARMING. JAMES GIPSON

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW HOW WELL OUR SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION WAS REPRESENTED AT THE ORIGINAL NHARA NATIONALS IN G...
09/09/2019

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW HOW WELL OUR SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION WAS REPRESENTED AT THE ORIGINAL NHARA NATIONALS IN GREAT BEND, KANSAS & HOW WE HAVE HELPED WITH THE HISTORY OF DRAG RACING. JAMES GIPSON

08/23/2019

World famous drag racer Eddie Hill will be on 806 Sports radio at 9 am this morning. Eddie is being inducted into our hall of Fame in 2020. Listen in as Tugie Tuckness will be talking with him. Call in your questions and congratulate him. Thanks Kenny Nagunst. 806-322-0380
Or 806-320-1440👍

These pics of Walt Lundberg sponsorship by Jack B Kelley came in today donated by Kristie Edwards thanks . Great pics he...
08/17/2019

These pics of Walt Lundberg sponsorship by Jack B Kelley came in today donated by Kristie Edwards thanks . Great pics here👍👍

08/12/2019

Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum general meeting is tomorrow August 13th at 7:00 at Home Plate Diner. Everyone is invited to attend! Hope to see you there!

The Temporary location for the Amarillo Area Motorsport Hall of Fame and Museum is open tonight at RT 66 Motor Speedway....
08/10/2019

The Temporary location for the Amarillo Area Motorsport Hall of Fame and Museum is open tonight at RT 66 Motor Speedway. Make plans to swing by and take a walk through. We also have Hats, T-Shirts and Past year Programs available. Also some new ladies glittery shirts!

07/30/2019

We lost another good one this morning. Paul Stradley was an excellent racer & a Perfect example of what a Hall of Famer should be. Watch Amarillo Globe News & Boxwell Brothers for Services. First will be a Memorial Service in Wichita Falls, then a Memorial Service & burial in Amarillo. Published by James Gipson

07/29/2019

I also talked to Steven Stradley. Paul is going through his last hours of hospice. Keep Steven & his Mother in your prayers.

07/29/2019

I just talked to Gwenda Blackmore Caudle. She said that Carroll was much better. They had gone to the Doctor today & he is doing physical therapy.

07/28/2019

Here are the 2020 inductees!
Dennis Arney
Eddie Brasher
Grady Bryant
Floyd Chambers
Richard (Dick) Gwyn
Zeek Henderson
Eddie Hill
Sam Land
Tommy Latham
Sid ONeal
Roy Rastetter
Paul Stradley
Stan Trahern
LLoyd Triplett

07/28/2019

Here are your 2020 inductees into the Amarillo Area Motorsport Hall of Fame.

07/26/2019

This from Carrol Caudle’s family. Facebook friends and family, my dad (Carroll) had a stroke Sunday (7-21-19). He was able to go home Thursday. Doctors found three small blood clots in his brain. Due to low platelet counts, medicine had to be stopped. He is home continuing to recover/heal. He has minimal use of his right arm which seems to be the biggest effect so far besides weaker gross motor strength. If you believe in prayer, please pray for his healing. Mom has a full load at home so she could use some support/prayers as well. Thanks to the friends and family who have already helped us out!

2019 SOUTHWESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND MARSHAL TROPHY IS READY TO PRESENT TO DAVE FRUSHERTHE 1979 WINNER 👍👍👍👍
07/24/2019

2019 SOUTHWESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND MARSHAL TROPHY IS READY TO PRESENT TO DAVE FRUSHER
THE 1979 WINNER 👍👍👍👍

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