Welcome to the official website of the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame, preserving and honoring the history of the sport of auto racing at Elma, Washington.
Growing from informal phone conversations about Elma's racing past, leading to thoughts of how nice it would be to have documented history, and finally resulting in structured meetings, the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame was officially established on April 5, 2009, as a Washington State non-profit organization. The original group of enthusiasts included George Wade, Rick Leighty, and John Dickinson and with the help of Jim Sutherby, Glenn Walker, Rich Leighty, Cindy Badgett, and Leona Walker, a foundation of rules, regulations, and requirements was established that would become the by-laws to guide the EARHoF through its formative years and beyond.
The EARHoF is dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of the sport of auto racing at Elma, Washington's, Grays Harbor Raceway by researching the past, working in the present, and planning for the future. The past and present are tied together by the logo which is a recreation of the 1965 Evergreen Auto Racing Association logo upon the return of car racing after a four year hiatus to the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. The past, present, and future are tied together by annual recognition and induction of outstanding individuals within the Elma racing environment into the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame. The inaugural group of inductees entered The Hall on September 6, 2009. The collection, preservation, and display of memorabilia depicting the history and evolution of auto racing at the Elma, Washington tracks will also tie the past, present, and future together. The future is being provided for through the establishment of the Evergreen Auto Racing Hall of Fame Scholarship Program.
As a non-profit organization having no paid employees the EARHoF welcomes volunteer help, donations, and suggestions. If an individual or group has video footage, pictures or other items from any of the tracks at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds and would like to donate copies or originals to the EARHoF archives, please email [email protected], or call the EARHoF at 360-276-4275, for information on donating, sharing, or displaying items.