Dirt Motorsport Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum begins evolution on Social Media with a bang!

Weedsport, New York – Lou Lazzaro never had use for a Facebook or a Twitter. And a You-tube? That is probably nothing that his fellow Hall of Famer, “Irish” Jack Murphy would have wished on his worst enemy. But today, they were both celebrated on the popular social media site Facebook, as though it were Victory lane at Fonda, Oswego, Langhorne, Lebanon Valley, Fulton or any of the great short tracks of their respective era’s.In it’s first 5 days of existence the Facebook home of the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum has quickly become the interactive race shop to 420 very passionate and loyal race fans. In this, the first phase of the Hall’s social media emergence, the people have spoken, “let us live, breath, eat and (not) sleep racing, all day, everyday. It is a bench racer’s historic paradise. Fans are engaging with each other and the history of dirt racing, sharing stories, rare photos, some amazing relics and artifacts from the sport via the largest social media platform in the world. To create this shared atmosphere in a “Virtual Hall of Fame”, fans have engaged in a user driven “Countdown to Induction Sunday” by sharing photos by car number corresponding to the day of the countdown. Many also connecting with each other by exchanging stories, old news paper articles from various events & racing programs going back 6 decades or more. Today marked a special day for many, this marked day 12 in the countdown, with countless fans taking the opportunity to celebrate the larger than life, “Jumpin” Jack Johnson.

This all building up to the May 27th Hall of Fame inductions, ceremonies beginning at 1:30 pm, at the home for racing’s legendary drivers, and the people that made this sport great, in Weedsport, NY.

Want to join the countdown, get in on the discussion? Tell your viewers, reader or listeners about what’s happening at the Hall?

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The DIRT Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum is open from Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays this Spring and Summer. The next major event on the facility’s calendar is the Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, slated for Sunday afternoon May 27, 2012.

Need more information about the Hall? Want the inside scoop on what’s new at the Hall? Want to get more involved? Booking information for your next event?

Visit us on the web: http://www.dirthalloffame-classiccarmuseum.com/

or “Call the Hall” (315)374-3661 to talk to Jack Speno

or by email: Gary Spaid aces2@frontiernet.net

Photos of Events at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame:


2011 Hall of Fame Inductions


2010 Hall of Fame Inductions and race