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West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017 Inductees

PHOENIX – The 2017 class of seven West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductees touches virtually every corner of the motorsports universe from NASCAR and USAC stock cars, the Indianapolis 500, off roading, world endurance racing and California hardtop … Continue reading

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West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Announces 12 finalists for 2017 Induction

PHOENIX – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has announced the 12 semi-finalists for its Class of 2017 inductees, a list that includes a half-dozen first-time nominees. Voting by the Hall’s board of directors is underway to select … Continue reading

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Two board members elected

Two longtime members of the motorsports industry, Dennis Mattish and Kenneth (Kenny) Takeuchi, have been elected to the board of directors of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Mattish, a resident of San Jose, Calif., has been published … Continue reading

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Message From the Chairman

Several years ago, I was visiting with the NASCAR president at the time, and now Vice Chairman Mike Helton on his thoughts as to how we might make the West Coast Hall better. We realized we had created a Hall … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the nominees

By Ken Clapp It has taken countless hours by Owen Kearns, the Board’s administrative director and its research committee to develop the 25 nominees for the 2017 final nominations list. From a list of over 60 names, we had to … Continue reading

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Voting underway to select Class of 2017

Twenty-five nominees selected for WCSCHOF’s first-round ballot The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has announced its 25 nominations for the organization’s 2017 induction ceremonies. The star-studded list contains includes track promoters, car builders, drivers, owners and crew chiefs … Continue reading

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Members still winning titles

As we noted in our last newsletter, just because you’re a hall of famer doesn’t mean you have to quit doing something you enjoy – and doing it well, we might add. Two West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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Voting begins for 2017 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame induction

Preliminary ballot Lists 25 figures from historic and modern eras. PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 21, 2016) – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has announced its 25 nominations for the organization’s 2017 induction ceremonies. The star-studded list contains includes … Continue reading

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Socially Speaking

Facebook and Twitter lit up with news about the June 23 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductions. A tweet containing a post-induction photo of John and Carol Bickford and Jeff Gordon was still being retweeted more than a … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now?

Not every member of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is inactive in his chosen profession. Some continue to perform at a high level after induction, adding to already stellar credentials. Gary Nelson (Class of 2006) was among … Continue reading

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