James Hunt Getting Inducted Into Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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