The off-road industry has created many legends through the years. However, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame was created to recognize those outstanding members of the industry that truly made a difference. Names such as Parnelli Jones, Steve McQueen, and many others were the first to receive the incredible honor.
This year, The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inducted its “Class of 2013.” A sold-out event was held on October 4, 2013, in Pomona, CA, to honor Larry Bergquist, Bob Chandler, Frank De Angelo, Jerry Herbst and Bob “The Weatherman” Steinberger.
The late Larry Bergquist was a motorcycle racing icon. He ran in the original N.O.R.R.A. 1967 Mexican 1000 and kept going from there. He gained a reputation for dedication, commitment and success.
Bob Chandler comes from the monster truck world and is highly regarded as the creator of the monster truck industry. After building Bigfoot #1, he continued to innovate and inspire, leading to safer technology.
Frank DeAngelo received the first-ever ORMHOF Special Achievement award. His many years with BFGoodrich on through to Jackson Motorsports Group, as well as his work with the BFG Pit Program have shown his exemplary dedication to our sport.
Jerry Herbst of Herbst Motorsports has become an extremely recognizable brand throughout desert and short course racing. Herbst Motorsports became the primary test team, helping BFGoodrich develop their line of 37-, 39-, and 42-inch BFGoodrich bias-ply race tires.
Bob “The Weatherman” Steinberger is a staple in desert racing. Anyone who has gone to a SCORE race and listened to a race radio has heard the Weatherman relaying messages from race teams to pit crews and back again. Steinberger not only founded the well known company PCI Radios, he also was a president for F.A.I.R., member of C.O.R.V.A., a race team owner and race volunteer.
All of these men have made great contributions to the off-road sport and deserve the honor. For more information, check out www.ormhof.com.