Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame Recognizing individuals for their impact on Racing in Amarillo Texas

Amarillo Drag Racing
06/07/2019

Amarillo Drag Racing

Richard (Dick) Gwyn, early day Amarillo Drag racer, turned Amarillo Dragway employee & Tech Man. He also did Cubic Inch checks for G. W. Elkins at Amarillo Speed Bowl. He later was on the NHRA National Certification Team. Richard worked all NHRA National events until his retirement. He is now known as the Crayola Man for his collection of old crayolas from all over the world. He has been featured on the TV Show, "Texas Country Reporter & was a Headliner on the front page of our Amarillo Globe News about two years ago.

Amarillo Drag Racing
06/05/2019

Amarillo Drag Racing

MORE AMARILLO DRAGWAY HISTORY

06/05/2019

To all going to Barry Weaverโ€™s Service we are wearing our Hall of Fame shirts to honor Barry . Please join us in honoring him. Thanks๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Services
06/03/2019

Services

Barry โ€œPopsโ€ Eugene Weaver, 69, of Amarillo, TX died Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at The Church at Bushland, 1800 Simmons St., Bushland, TX 79012. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Barry was born May 21, 1950, in Kansas City, MO to Eugene B. Weaver and Geneva Weaver. He married the former Jackie Blair on November 20, 1971, in Amarillo, TX. Barry and Jackie were married for 47 wonderful years and together they had a son, Eugene B. Weaver.

At the age of eleven, his family moved to Amarillo in 1961. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1968. Barry worked for Clowe & Cowan as a plumbing estimator for many years. In 1983, Barry purchased AA&A Windshield & Glass located at 2920 S. Western. Barry owned and operated AA&A Windshield & Glass for over 36 years.

Barry always had a strong love for racing. In the Spring of 1972, Barry began his dream of racing. He raced cars on both dirt and asphalt tracks from 1972 until he retired in the Fall of 1996. In the Spring of 1999, Barry established Weaver Motorsports with his son, Gene โ€œThe Dreamโ€ Weaver. Barry was inducted into the Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 18, 2017, the same day his twin granddaughters were born.

Barry was a member of The Church at Bushland.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jackie; a son, Eugene B. Weaver and wife Shanna, of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Allie, Adelyn and Ashlyn; three sisters, Connie Freeman, of Gustine, CA, Rene West and husband David, of Amarillo, and Stachia Hogan, also of Amarillo; and several loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

06/02/2019

Hall of Fame inductee Barry Weaver has gone to be with the lord this morning.
We will all miss him as he has helped so many of his racing family. He was a very knowledgeable and a great innovator of auto racing . We will let everyone know when services for this great man are announced.
RIP BUDDY ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Dirty South Gassers
06/01/2019

Dirty South Gassers

A few photos from last night at Funny Car Chaos. Racing starts at 2pm, Amarillo Dragway. Weather is perfect. Come out & have some fun!

05/31/2019
Funny Car Chaos
05/31/2019

Funny Car Chaos

Amarillo Drag Racing
05/30/2019

Amarillo Drag Racing

POPULAR AMARILLO DRAG RACER - SAM LAND

West Texas Raceway
05/30/2019

West Texas Raceway

Breaking News: Scooter Matthews Memorial presented by Bob Matney Transportation
$3000 to win and $ 200 to start June 14th.

05/14/2019

Make plans to attend TONIGHT!!!
Update!!! Change of venue. The general meeting is Tonight May 14th at 7 at DYERS BARBECUE. We will be in the back room and hope to see everyone there. Working together to make this a great hall of fame and museum. It takes everyone. See you Tuesday at Dyers

05/12/2019

Update!!! Change of venue. The general meeting is Tuesday May 14th at 7 at DYERS BARBECUE. We will be in the back room and hope to see everyone there. Working together to make this a great hall of fame and museum. It takes everyone. See you Tuesday at Dyers!

Well it was going to be good until Mother Nature messes it up๐Ÿ˜ก
04/28/2019

Well it was going to be good until Mother Nature messes it up๐Ÿ˜ก

The temporary location of the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is up and running tonight at RT 66 Motor Speedway. We will have T-Shirts and Hats available for sale. All proceeds going towards building the permanent building.

The temporary location of the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is up and running tonight at RT 66 Motor...
04/27/2019

The temporary location of the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is up and running tonight at RT 66 Motor Speedway. We will have T-Shirts and Hats available for sale. All proceeds going towards building the permanent building.

04/08/2019

General meeting tomorrow night at 7 at the Home Plate Diner 4/9. Everyone is welcomed

04/02/2019

Funeral services for Hall of Fame member Myrle Davis are as follows. Visitation this Friday 6-7 at Schooler Funeral home on Georgia st. Funeral services are Saturday at 10 am Washington Avenue Christian church graveside to follow.

Instead of flowers family requests donations to the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame PO Box 52040 Amarillo Texas 79159

Congratulations to all the 2019 Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inductees and their family and friends!
03/31/2019

Congratulations to all the 2019 Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inductees and their family and friends!

Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame Banquet 2019
03/31/2019

Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame Banquet 2019

WOW what a wonderful evening last night for the banquet to induct our 2019 inductees. And it was a stellar group. I want...
03/31/2019

WOW what a wonderful evening last night for the banquet to induct our 2019 inductees. And it was a stellar group.
I want to thank everyone that participated in this great event. Please support all of the sponsors and your Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame .

DrRock's Photography
03/30/2019

DrRock's Photography

Really proud of my work for the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame! Made a college of all 16 inductees for the silent auction tonight! #drrocksphotography #dirttrackheros #dragracingheros #amarillosbestphotographer

Proud of how the posters turned out for tonightโ€™s silent auction for the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame banque...
03/30/2019

Proud of how the posters turned out for tonightโ€™s silent auction for the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame banquet!

Really proud of my work for the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame! Made a college of all 16 inductees for the silent auction tonight! #drrocksphotography #dirttrackheros #dragracingheros #amarillosbestphotographer

DrRock's Photography
03/30/2019

DrRock's Photography

Really proud of my work for the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall Of Fame! Made a college of all 16 inductees for the silent auction tonight! #drrocksphotography #dirttrackheros #dragracingheros #amarillosbestphotographer

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame
03/30/2019

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame

That day has arrived- Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees Banquet at the Amarillo Civic Center, corner of East 3rd & Buchanan. We will be in the northeast corner of the building; our entry door is on the east side of the building, which is actually on the Johnson Street side of the Civic Center. Parking is there. We will have some Vintage Cars & cycles on display. Doors open at 5:00 - Dinner at 6:00 pm. SEE YOU THERE.

That day has arrived- Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees Banquet at the Amarillo Civic Center, corner of E...
03/30/2019

That day has arrived- Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees Banquet at the Amarillo Civic Center, corner of East 3rd & Buchanan. We will be in the northeast corner of the building; our entry door is on the east side of the building, which is actually on the Johnson Street side of the Civic Center. Parking is there. We will have some Vintage Cars & cycles on display. Doors open at 5:00 - Dinner at 6:00 pm. SEE YOU THERE.

Here is one of our silent auction items for the Banquet this Saturday March 30th all money goes to the Amarillo Area Mot...
03/27/2019

Here is one of our silent auction items for the Banquet this Saturday March 30th all money goes to the Amarillo Area Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum.
If you have a item to donate let me know thanks . 806-382-3779

Wow just found this vintage bumper sticker Just in time for the induction of two great motorcycle racers  this Saturday ...
03/27/2019

Wow just found this vintage bumper sticker
Just in time for the induction of two great motorcycle racers this Saturday night at the Civic Center Heritage Ball room . World Champion Bubba Shobert and Rick Higgins. Doors open at 5pm dinner and ceremonyโ€™s 6pm. Tickets available at the door ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

Well here it is our 2019 yearbook sneak preview ๐Ÿ˜œ These will be available Saturday March 30th at he banquetPLEASE SUP...
03/25/2019

Well here it is our 2019 yearbook sneak preview ๐Ÿ˜œ
These will be available Saturday March 30th at he banquet
PLEASE SUPPORT THE ADVERTISING ADS IN THIS BOOK IT HELPS PAY FOR THIS NICE EVENT ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Only 6 days until the 2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET. Here are 2 new styles of caps for 2019. Help support your Hal...
03/25/2019

Only 6 days until the 2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET.
Here are 2 new styles of caps for 2019.
Help support your Hall of Fame
Banquet tickets , shirts , caps all $20 at Consignment Gallery 3313 Wimberly. 806 -352-9979 10am till 5:30
Also available at the door March 30th. Doors open 5pm dinner at 6 pm.

THE 2019 AMARILLO AREA MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE BANQUET IS APPROACHING FASTDATE MARCH 30THPLACE :AMARILLO CIVIC...
03/21/2019

THE 2019 AMARILLO AREA MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE BANQUET IS APPROACHING FAST
DATE MARCH 30TH
PLACE :AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER HERITAGE BALLROOM
TIME :DOORS OPEN AT 5pm DINNER AT 6pm
TICKETS, CAPS, T-SHIRTS $20
AVAILABLE AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY 3313 WIMBERLY
AMARILLO TX 806-352-9979
ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Share this with your friends ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

03/18/2019

We need some pics of HOF inductee Jerry Wise if you have some please let me know. Thanks๐Ÿ˜€

1969 AMA motorcycle list of entries at Amarillo Speedbowl
03/14/2019

1969 AMA motorcycle list of entries at Amarillo Speedbowl

03/13/2019

HOW MANY INDUCTEES OR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE CONFIRMED RECEIVING THEIR EMAILS OR MAIL OUTS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE AAMHOF BANQUET & OTHER ACTIVITIES?

March 30th inductees Banquet is rapidly approaching. Here is a cool Memory ๐Ÿ‘
03/11/2019

March 30th inductees Banquet is rapidly approaching. Here is a cool Memory ๐Ÿ‘

Don Burch - 16x20 that will be available for the silent auction!

03/11/2019

General meeting tomorrow night at 7pm March 12th 2019 at the Home Plate diner. Everyone is welcomed

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame
03/05/2019

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame

NOTICE๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
BANQUET MARCH 30th 2019

2019 INDUCTEES TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY 3313 WIMBERLY IN AMARILLO.
ALSO TICKETS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ALSO.
If you want them mailed please contact Pete Elkins 806-382-3779

PLEASE GET TICKETS EARLY
SO WE CAN PLAN FOR HOW MANY FOLKS FOR DINNER.
Thanks Pete

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame
03/05/2019

Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame

NOTICE๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
BANQUET MARCH 30th 2019

2019 INDUCTEES TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY 3313 WIMBERLY IN AMARILLO.
ALSO TICKETS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ALSO.
If you want them mailed please contact Pete Elkins 806-382-3779

PLEASE GET TICKETS EARLY
SO WE CAN PLAN FOR HOW MANY FOLKS FOR DINNER.
Thanks Pete

NOTICE๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—BANQUET MARCH 30th 2019 2019 INDUCTEES TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP AT CONSIGNMENT GALLER...
03/04/2019

NOTICE๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
BANQUET MARCH 30th 2019

2019 INDUCTEES TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP AT CONSIGNMENT GALLERY 3313 WIMBERLY IN AMARILLO.
ALSO TICKETS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ALSO.
If you want them mailed please contact Pete Elkins 806-382-3779

PLEASE GET TICKETS EARLY
SO WE CAN PLAN FOR HOW MANY FOLKS FOR DINNER.
Thanks Pete

Great to see Kenny Stidd jr at car show. These two guys were very instrumental in the build of this.  car along with man...
03/04/2019

Great to see Kenny Stidd jr at car show. These two guys were very instrumental in the build of this. car along with many others ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš˜

Thanks everyone for voting for me. I really appreciate it.
03/04/2019

Thanks everyone for voting for me. I really appreciate it.

DAY 2 MAKE A WISH CAR SHOW. COME GET TOUR TICKETS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS. THE BANQUET IS MARCH30th
03/03/2019

DAY 2 MAKE A WISH CAR SHOW. COME GET TOUR TICKETS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS. THE BANQUET IS MARCH30th

We are ready for you at the Amarillo Civic center for the Make A Wish car show.We  have your 2019 tickets  andT-shirts a...
03/02/2019

We are ready for you at the Amarillo Civic center for the Make A Wish car show.
We have your 2019 tickets and
T-shirts and info for the public and INDUCTEES .

Almost ready. See you tomorrow at the Make A Wish Show.
03/02/2019

Almost ready. See you tomorrow at the Make A Wish Show.

Picture goes with post today.
02/26/2019

Picture goes with post today.

02/26/2019

After just conferring with Don Burch, owner of the Triple Nickel Roadster shown with the great group of cars at Amarillo Dragway in the 60โ€™s. Our memories are the same; the Nickel never ran again after Indy in 1962. We took the engine out of the Nickel & ran it in the Hardy-Burch Dragster in 1963. That is Kelly Chadwick standing by the left front wheel in the picture. The two Donโ€™s & I were somewhere close by. The Triple Nickel will be at the Civic Center this weekend. James Gipson

Amarillo Dragway - July 1963, photos by Dale Schafe if I remember right, impressive cars! Drag racing royalty!Bobby
02/26/2019

Amarillo Dragway - July 1963, photos by Dale Schafe if I remember right, impressive cars! Drag racing royalty!
Bobby

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PO Box 52040
Amarillo, TX
79159

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For more info contact: Pete Elkins James Gipson Natan Bichel Jiggs Founds Randy Willingham Larry Roberts Ott Coppock

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(806) 420-9856

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