Those of you who have been following the Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum, Inc., know that we have spent several years in search of a permanent location for our race cars, memorabilia, and files and files of the history of racing in Iowa! It has been a journey as we tried to find a group of people that share our passion and determination to preserve the exciting and overwhelming history of Iowa racing and to celebrate and to honor those pioneers and legends across the state who have made such an impact on the Iowa racing community.
Drivers, teams, owners, builders, promoters, sponsors, media, fans and families have made Iowa dominant in the number of race tracks per capita and the second state in the nation with the number of registered race car drivers. The importance of racing in Iowa was established in the early 1900’s and continues to be just as important today!
We are very proud to announce that the Kossuth County Agricultural and Motorsports Museum located in Algona, Iowa, and the Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Musuem, Inc. will be working together to make Algona the home of a true destination attraction for race fans of all ages! The Kossuth County Agricultural and Motorsports Museum, featuring the Benschoter Train Station, opened its doors to the public in July of 2013. A second building is being constructed and we hope with additional fund raising and pledges, we can add a mezzanine addition and a theater during this construction phase.
The Board of Directors of the Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum, Inc. will be working very closely with Edgar Meyer and his staff at the Kossuth County Agricultural and Motorsports Museum and Ron Reefer, track manager of the weekly race program at the Algona race track to make this exciting move to the Algona location.
Klane Dushek, host of The Dirt Show on Owatonna’s radio station KOWZ, presented a check for $1,000.00 to start the fundraising efforts during our Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. If you would like to make a donation or pledge, you can contact Board President, Marty Pringle, at 515-570-5646 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Board Treasurer, Teresa Huffman, at 515-835-2620 or email at email@example.com. Both museums are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Please consult your tax preparer for the benefits of making a tax-deductible contribution.