Honorary

Ed Triolo

Ed Triolo is the quintessential “Industry Pro”. He caught the racing bug in college and joined the NNJR of SCCA. During that time he was present at the birth of IMSA, crewing for a friend’s Formula Ford at the inaugural Pocono IMSA race in October 1969. His first job after graduating from college, was working […]

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Charles Richmond

Charles Richmond (The Duke of Richmond and Gordon) is Chairman of the Goodwood Group of Companies and the founder of the widely acclaimed Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival. He took over the management of the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex from his father, the 10th Duke of Richmond and Gordon, in 1994 […]

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John Clinard

Since joining Ford Motor Company in 1972, Clinard has mixed his love of racing with his career as a voice of the enthusiast on many fronts. A “retired” SCCA national license holder in Formula Ford, he has worked behind the scenes to promote the cause of motorsport and the automobile in general. As a member […]

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Bill Simpson

Bill Simpson was a pioneer in motorsports personal safety equipment with flame retardant uniforms, driver restraint systems, shoes, gloves and helmets, steadfastly advancing the technology over the years. Starting in drag racing as a driver before moving into SCCA and then USAC machinery, Simpson had 52 starts in Champ cars with 11 top-10 finishes. Recalling […]

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Alwin Springer

Legendary figure in Porsche racing. Worked initially as head of Porsche racing vehicles for Vasek Polak 1969. Co-founded ANDIAL in 1975 and was VP for over 21 years (1975-’96), providing racing services to a wide spectrum of Porsche race car teams, including the Porsche 962s which won 50 IMSA races in the mid-’70s. Consultant to Porsche […]

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T. E. McHale

For 18 seasons (1978-95) covered the beat for the Mansfield News Journal, including all events at Mid Ohio. Moved to contract work as a Pit Note Specialist in-market advance man for CART in 1996, then News Manager at CART from 1997-01, Communications Director for the Trans-Am Series 2002, and Manager of Motorsports Public Relations/Communications at American Honda 2003-present. Was […]

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Edsel Ford, II

Great-grandson of Henry Ford, son of Henry Ford II, and board member of Ford Motor Co. Developed an early interest in racing as a teenager during the Ford GT40 Le Mans program. Worked for Carroll Shelby in 1966, and was instrumental in Shelby’s involvement with Ford in the new GT project in 2003. Former head of […]

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Robert T. Davis

Senior VP Mazda North America, overseeing all U.S. sales, marketing, parts and service, dealer affairs, p.r, and owner loyalty programs. In 20 years of various management positions, led Mazda into North American racing, from karting to sports cars. Created MAZDASPEED driver development ladder (now Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy) and Road to Indy programs for driver development. Drives […]

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Jacque Dallaire, PhD

Developed the High Performance Index heart monitoring program for extreme-environment athletes, first used in F1 with Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet. Founded and runs Performance Prime for enhancing mental and physical maximum performance. Founding member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences. Advisory board member of Stand 21 Safety Foundation. Inducted into Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame […]

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Adrian Newey

Designed three world championship F1 cars (Williams, McLaren and Red Bull). His designs have won two CART titles, 10 F1 World Constructors’ titles and 10 F1 Driver’s World Championships in past 26 years.

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Miles Collier

Founder of Revs Institute for Automotive Research, which includes the Collier Collection of more than 100 important historic cars and bicycles. Competed in SCCA New England Region in E-Production in the ’60s and ’70s; first recipient of SVRA Driver of the Year ’84. Has Fine Arts degree from Yale and MBA from Columbia University.

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John Surtees, OBE

The only man to win World Championships on two wheels as well as four… After winning four World 500cc World Motorcycle Championships riding for MV Augusta, he switched to cars – making his Formula 1 debut racing for Lotus in the Monaco Grand Prix ….he scored a second place in only his second Formula One […]

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Dail A. Taylor, CPA

Dail is a CPA who has performed valuable services for the RRDC including obtaining tax-exempt status for the organization from the IRS. Dail is a lifelong motorsports fan, coming by it naturally through his father who was always in the automobile business and his longtime friend Brian Redman.

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Terry R. Trammel, M.D.

Began motorsports orthopedic medical career at Indy in ’70s. Particular focus on motorsports safety, with emphasis on injury prevention, management of acute injury, and rehabilitation. Was principal orthopedic physician to Indy drivers from ’81-’96, and Director of Medical Services for CART ’87-’96, continuing as Senior Consultant for orthopedic and spinal trauma until ’04. Founding member […]

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Jackie Stewart, OBE

Sir Jackie is a three-time F1 World Champion…winning in 1969, 1971, and 1973. Scored 27 Grand Prix victories. Won two Can Am races in 1971 driving for Carl Haas against the McLaren juggernaut. Began racing Porsches and AC Bristols under the assumed name of “A.N Another ” to hide his motorsport aspirations from his parents. […]

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Mark Raffauf

A 30-year-plus racing official, worked for John Bishop at IMSA from the early •70s, continuing through the mid •90s. Has been Grand-Am Road Racing’s race director since its inception in •00. Is currently Managing Director of Competition, responsible for rules enforcement, events, regulations, driver conduct and briefings, and directing the Grand-Am operations staff. Is a […]

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Bob Riley

Mechanical and aeronautical engineer with decades of race-car development, including Super Vees, F5000/Can-Am, Trans-Am, NASCAR and NHRA cars. Initially worked on Chrysler’s Space Division Saturn rocket program, then Ford and Kar Kraft, including the LeMans-winning Ford GT MK IV. Later designed Coyote Indy cars for A.J. Foyt, including Foyt’s fourth-time winner. . Formed Riley Technologies […]

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Marolyn T. Rogers

Marolyn was Chief Registrar for IMSA for 15 years and most recently served on the International Motor Racing Research Center’s Governing Council. She worked the first several years for Bill Warner and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Marolyn recently was working with RM Auctions for their Concours at Amelia Island. She passed away at age […]

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Jack Roush

A drag racer in his youth, went on to found and develop a motorsports empire based on engine development, including Roush-Fenway Racing (NASCAR), Roush Industries (engineering), and Roush Performance (aftermarket products). Partnered with Zakspeed in early •80s to develop road-racing cars for Ford. His teams and engines have won 24 national/series championships in SCCA and […]

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Paul Pfanner

Formula Ford racer, artist, publisher, advertising/marketing professional and multi-media entrepreneur. Started Formula magazine, before founding the Southern California-based Pfanner Communications, Inc. and Racer Communications Inc., which are best known for publishing RACER, Sports Car and IndyCar Series magazines as well as providing automotive and motorsports content for SpeedTV.com. Later president of Haymarket Publishing, then OnCars, […]

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Vicki O’Connor

Vicki has been involved in motor racing since 1968 -as a crew member, administrative assistant, team owner and business owner. She was the driving force behind the successful Atlantic Championship Series. From 1973 to 1983 she was Executive Assistant to Carl Haas, working with his F-5000 and Can Am teams. In 1983 she formed Pro-Motion […]

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JJ O’Malley

While his racing career has been limited to running marathons (including Boston 12 times), J.J. O’Malley has covered motorsports in many capacities since 1973, when he was asked to interview Brian Redman to promote Pocono International Raceway’s upcoming IMSA Camel GT race … A native of Pittston, Pa., and graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, […]

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Stephen E. Olvey, M.D.

Working as a track physician at Indy in ’66 led to many years in motorsports medicine, specializing in concussion and traumatic brain injury. Director of Medical Affairs for CART, ’78-’03. Author of Rapid Response, a bio of his career in motorsports medicine. Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at University of Miami Medical School; member of […]

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Don Panoz

Dr. Donald Panoz, the son of a boxer, went on to create a successful pharmaceutical business, Mylan Laboratories in Morgantown, WV, then relocated to Ireland where he founded Elan Laboratories and created the method for transdermal delivery of medication … In1980, he and his wife, Nancy, returned to the U.S. and started building world-class resorts […]

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Preston Miller

For 17 years was program manager for Ford SVO and Ford Racing Technologies, including NASCAR program manager for Aerodynamic Development and Testing, Chassis Development and Engine Development, plus interfacing with all major sanctioning bodies. His ’67 N.C. State mechanical engineering degree was the genesis of a tuning business, which led to his mechanical management of […]

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John Mecom, Jr.

Owner of Mecom Racing, backing various cars, including Corvette, Ferrari and Lola. His drivers included Roger Penske, Pedro Rodriguez, AJ Foyt and Jackie Stewart. Won the Indy 500 with driver Graham Hill. Won the USRRC with drivers Hap Sharp and George Follmer. Early sponsor of Danica Patrick.

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William J. King

Publicist, marketer, journalist and race series organizer, working for Nick Craw, Leo Mehl, Paul Pfanner and Roger Werner. Original program manager, SCCA Spec Racer/Sports Renault, ’84. Created Playboy Endurance Series (now World Challenge) from clean sheet of paper, ’85. PR manager for Goodyear Racing. ’86-’92; contributing editor and special projects manager for RACER, ’94-’01; general […]

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Martin Kaufman

Marty is a veteran Chief Steward of world-class races …His five-plus decades of racing involvement began in the mid-1950s as a racer on Southern California’s drag strips, then SCCA autocross and Club Racing … Taking time from his business world in marketing and finance for several large corporations, he promoted some SCCA Nationals through the […]

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Emerson Fittipaldi

Twice F1 World Champion…1972 with Lotus and 1974 with McLaren. In 1976 he set out to build his own Formula One car, but his dream of becoming a successful driver/constructor turned into a nightmare, causing him to retire from F1 in 1980. By 1984 he had regained his passion for the sport and launched a […]

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James France

The 2005 winner of the RRDC’s prestigious Phil Hill Award, Jim France started his career at the International Speedway Corp’s home track of Daytona International Speedway by parking spectator cars and selling tickets at the gates … He was elected to the ISC Board of Directors in 1970, named to the NASCAR Board of Directors […]

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Roger Edmondson

Grand-Am President/CEO Roger Edmonson also had a 25 year career in race series management. He created the Championship Cup Series for motorcycles in 1984, a series which grew to 3,000 riders, the largest road racing motorcyclist group in the U. S. … From 1986 to ’94 he operated the road racing programs for the American […]

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Art Evans

A 1950s SCCA competitor in Jaguar XK120, Art has a varied and extensive background. During the ’50s, he and his partner, OCee Ritch, had a public relations and advertising company that represented the MG Mitten Company, Devin Enterprises and Gough Industries among other car-related organizations. He partnered Bill Devin and campaigned the first Devin SS. […]

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Dan Davis

Dan purchased the Brumos Companies in 1990 and with Bob Snodgrass returned Brumos Porsche to successful road racing. Our team won multiple Supercar Championships in the early nineties with Hurley Haywood and Hans Stuck. Says Davis, “My proudest moment was our overall wins in the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona in 2009 and 2010. It’s […]

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Thomas G. Dehn

Tom is an Honorary RRDC member who has served the sport in ways other than driving race cars … As a physician who has brought his talents to race tracks across the Midwest, he began going to races in 1968 in that capacity … Served as Medical Director, then Chief of that group, for the […]

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Leigh Diffey

Long-time motorsports commentator for BBC, SPEED, ESPN, Sky Sports, Network Ten Australia and HD Net, covering F1, IndyCar, LeMans, GRAND-AM, ALMS, NASCAR AND WRC. Major on-air supporter of RRDC and Safe is Fast program. Anchor for live F1 telecasts on NBC Sports beginning in 2013.

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Charles Dressing

The self-effacing Mr. Dressing is a walking encyclopedia of sports car history. He is the American “voice” for Radio Le Mans and a longtime public relations man for Brumos Racing. He serves as a spotter and color commentator for TV motorsports productions. Writer for Amelia Island Concours and numerous motorsports journals including RACER and Vintage […]

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