2016 International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame Nominees Announced!
Members of the official 2016 IMTM Nominating Committee, consisting of 25 people from all aspects of the monster truck industry, were charged with the process of narrowing the great number of candidates who have excelled in the monster truck industry over the years, down to an official voting ballot of 20 names. Each committee member submitted a form listing up to 20 names they wished to nominate, along with a brief explanation of the qualifications of each.
When all the nominating forms were received, the IMTM Board of Directors tabulated the results and are now very excited to announce the 20 names submitted most across all nominating committee member forms, the official 2016 IMTM Hall of Fame Nominees:
– Jeff Bainter (1st nomination)
– Gary Bauer (2nd nomination)
– Jesse Birgy (1st nomination)
– Mark Bendler (2nd nomination)
– Bennett Clark (2nd nomination)
– Jan Gabriel (1st nomination)
– Mike Gallaway (3rd nomination)
– Marty Garza (1st nomination)
– Bob George (5th nomination)
– Bobby Holman (4th nomination)
– Jack Koberna (2nd nomination)
– Don Maples (2nd nomination)
– Dave Marquart (5th nomination)
– Mike Nickell (2nd nomination)
– Jim Oldaker (2nd nomination)
– Charlie Pauken (3rd nomination)
– Jim Ries (1st nomination)
– Jerry Richmond (3rd nomination)
– Cliff Starbird (4th nomination)
– Terry Woodcock (3rd nomination)
The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame would like to congratulate each of these legendary monster truck figures on officially being nominated for induction into the IMTM Hall of Fame. We would also like to thank the 25 members of the Nominating Committee for their efforts in helping honor some of the most significant figures in the history of monster trucks.
With the nominating process now complete, an official voting ballot will be created, listing all 20 nominees. Members of the IMTM Board of Directors, along with previous Hall of Fame Inductees will each receive a voting ballot. They will vote for 4 of the 20 nominees and return their ballot. The 4 nominees receiving the most votes will be inducted into the IMTM Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 12th in Auburn, Indiana. These 4 inductees will be announced to the public on Saturday, September 17th at the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tickets to attend the 6th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion will go on-sale Monday, September 5th and will be available online at www.MonsterMuseum.org.
International Monster Truck Museum Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion Important Dates
(Auburn, Indiana – IMTM PR – June 30th, 2016) – The International Monster Truck Museum announced today that the 6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion will take place Saturday, November 12th, 2016 in Auburn, Indiana, with the IMTM Open House Meet & Greet taking place on Friday, November 11th, 2016.
Once again, 4 legends of monster trucks will receive the industry’s highest honor in recognition of their great careers. The 4 inductees will continue to be chosen from a group of 20 nominees, decided upon by the 25 member 2016 IMTM Nominating Committee.
Here are this year’s important dates:
July 10th-August 10th – IMTM Nominating Comittee decides the 2016 Voting Ballot
August 20th – The 2016 IMTM Hall of Fame Nominees will be announced at the Monsters on the Beach event in Wildwood, New Jersey.
August 21st-August 28th – Voting Period to decide the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
September 5th – Tickets go on sale at www.MonsterMuseum.org for the 6th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion
September 16th-18th – IMTM Display Booth at the Indianapolis, IN 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.
September 17th – The 2016 IMTM Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced at the Indianapolis, IN 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.
November 6th – Last day to buy tickets for 6th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion
November 11th – 2016 International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame Meet & Greet in Auburn, IN
November 12th – 6th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion in Auburn, IN
Thank you for your continued support of the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame, as we prepare to once again honor our sport’s heroes in 2016!