The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame

2017 International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

(Auburn, Indiana – IMTM PR) – The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame is very proud to officially announce the 20 nominees for the 2017 IMTM Hall of Fame class.

Members of the official 2017 IMTM Nominating Committee, consisting of 20 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 2017 IMTM Hall of Fame Nominees:

– Jeff Bainter (2nd nomination)
– Gary Bauer (3rd nomination)
– Mark Bendler (3rd nomination)
– Jesse Birgy (2nd nomination)
– Bennett Clark (3rd nomination)
– Gary Cook (3rd nomination)
– Jan Gabriel (2nd nomination)
– Mike Gallaway (4th nomination)
– Marty Garza (2nd nomination)
– Bobby Holman (5th nomination)
– Jack Koberna (3rd nomination)
– Dave Marquart (6th nomination)
– Don Maples (3rd nomination)
– Mike Nickell (3rd nomination)
– Jim Oldaker (3rd nomination)
– Jim Ries (2nd nomination)
– John Moore (2nd nomination)
– Mike Speller (1st nomination)
– Cliff Starbird (5th nomination)
– William Townes (1st 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 20 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 11th in Auburn, Indiana. These 4 inductees will be announced to the public on Saturday, September 16th at the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tickets to attend the 7th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion will go on-sale Monday, May 22nd and will be available online at www.MonsterMuseum.org.

International Monster Truck Museum Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion Important Dates

(Auburn, Indiana – IMTM PR – April 25th, 2017) – The International Monster Truck Museum announced today that the 7th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion will take place Saturday, November 11th, 2017 in Auburn, Indiana, with the IMTM Open House Meet & Greet taking place on Friday, November 10th, 2017.

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 20 member 2017 IMTM Nominating Committee.

Here are this year’s important dates:

April 30th-May 14th – IMTM Nominating Comittee decides the 2017 Voting Ballot
May 19th-21st – IMTM Display Booth at the Lima, OH 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.
May 20th – The 2017 IMTM Hall of Fame Nominees will be announced at the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Lima, Ohio.
May 22nd – Tickets go on sale at www.MonsterMuseum.org for the 7th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion
July 26th – August 13th – Voting Period to decide the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
September 15th-17th – IMTM Display Booth at the Indianapolis, IN 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.
September 16th – The 2017 IMTM Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced at the Indianapolis, IN 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals.
November 5th – Last day to buy tickets for 7th Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion
November 10th – 2017 International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame Meet & Greet in Auburn, IN
November 11th – 7th 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 2017!