SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 31, July 31, 2014

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to Kick-Off 2014 SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

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The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) Class of 2014 includes Del Albright, David Ashley, Marty Fiolka, Nye Frank and Bill Sanders. Photo credit: Bower Motorsports Media
   

The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) announced that its 2014 Induction Ceremony will kick off SEMA week in Las Vegas, at the South Point Hotel and Casino.    

This invitation-only, black-tie affair will be an evening filled with fun, laughter and memories. On Sunday, November 2, all past inductees and the Class of 2014: Del Albright, David Ashley, Marty Fiolka, Nye Frank and Bill Sanders will be honored at the event. This special evening will entertain the Annual Silent Auction, as well as a Live Auction, showcasing unique industry products, hotel stays and off-road themed memorabilia. Vehicles from the Reno-based exhibit will also be on display for the Las Vegas crowd to enjoy.

“The off-road market represents an exciting and growing segment of our industry. We’re pleased that the ORMHOF is hosting its induction ceremony at the SEMA Show,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. Its members share a love and passion for the motorsports industry, and we look forward to having them join us at the industry’s premier annual marketplace for automotive innovation.”

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Del Albright has shared 33 years of wisdom, knowledge of leadership and supervision to help keep public lands open to the public. His extensive background in leadership, supervision and management has allowed him to mentor many other land-use advocates through Recreational Leadership Training courses and Volunteer Leader and Land Stewardship classes.

David Ashley has been engaged in off-road motorsports for 43 years. He has successfully raced motorcycles, buggies, off-road trucks and stadium vehicles, while being a leader in the safety field. Ashley took his passion for safety to vehicle manufacturers and has worked with the transmission, safety, engine, chassis development, motorsports and special vehicle teams (SVT) of Ford Motor Co.

Marty Fiolka’s involvement in off-road motorsports demonstrates a broad reach with his ability to intermix public relations, marketing, journalism, broadcasting and other expertise into one effective representation for the off-road industry. He has been instrumental in preserving the history of the sport, in many areas, helping to re-launch the legendary Meyers Manx. Fiolka continues to build an off-road motorsports legacy, with a number of ongoing projects that will further document and celebrate the sport.

Nye Frank’s successful career as a designer and car builder proved that he had a unique and comprehensive understanding of performance. He is best known for his innovative use of air shocks with the Mazda program in the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) and later with Rob MacCachren in SODA and CORR. He led the way in new concepts in all aspects of the sport.

Bill Sanders was one of the original editors of Four Wheeler magazine; he lifted the sport from obscurity to the public recognition by faithfully covering off-road races from Baja to Las Vegas. Sanders helped to grow off-road motorsports, and provided a place for those who were also supporting the sport to showcase their work.

To find out more about SEMA, visit www.SEMAShow.com. For further information on the Induction Ceremony or ORMHOF, contact: Shelby Hall at shall@ormhof.org.

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