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 |  Jan 23 2014, 1:57 PM

Racecar Driver James Hunt Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Later this month British racing legend James Hunt will be one of four drivers getting inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

Regrettably Hunt will receive the award posthumously; he passed away back in 1993. His family will accept the accolade on his behalf.

Hunt is probably best remembered for his 1976 title fight with Austrian nemesis Niki Lauda, a race that Hollywood portrayed in the film Rush. Believe it or not Lauda has already been inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

SEE ALSO: Official ‘Rush’ Movie Trailer Released

Hunt was a national icon for Britons during the 1970s. Even if they weren’t racing enthusiasts James Hunt was a household name.