Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

UK racing legend James Hunt will be inducted into the coveted Motor Sport Hall of Fame this week at a star-studded evening at the Royal Opera House in London.

Features


Advertorial: Toyota Avensis

Advertorial: Toyota Avensis

Toyota Ireland has announced the launch of the much anticipated New Avensis, which continues to be one of Ireland's most popular cars on the market.

More » Who's taking the car to France?

Who's taking the car to France?

Michael Sheridan shares his wisdom.

More » APMP 2015 Awards

APMP 2015 Awards

Nissan Qashqai wins the top prize from the APMP.

More »

Hunt, who sadly passed away in 1993, will always be remembered as one of the sport's biggest personalities.

His fame has grown now that his ultimately successful title duel with Niki Lauda in 1976 has been immortalised in the Hollywood blockbuster Rush.

The Austrian legend did beat his British arch-rival into the Hall of Fame (he is one of motor sport's 25 greatest names already inducted).

"James Hunt belongs in rarified company as a great British sporting hero who transcended the arena that made him famous to become a genuine national – if not global – icon. During the 1970s you didn't need to be a motor racing fan to know who James Hunt was," said Damien Smith, Editor of Motor Sport magazine.

"Clearly, he was a natural star, but the force of his personality sometimes means his ability and achievements as a truly exceptional racing driver are overlooked. That is why we feel it is important that James is made a member of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

"It was his competitive instinct, bravery and sheer speed that carried him to the 1976 F1 World Championship, and he fully deserves to join former rivals such as Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter and Mario Andretti in our exclusive club of legends."


Reviews Archive

View all reviews by make and model


More from Life & Style

  • Interview: Chef Tim Anderson

    IN Food

    Interview: Chef Tim Anderson

  • Electrolux to sponsor Taste of Dublin 2015

    IN Homes

    Electrolux to sponsor Taste of Dublin 2015

  • Cuba

    IN Travel

    Cuba

  • Innovative: YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzer

    IN Fashion

    Innovative: YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzer


  • X
    Join

    Use your RTE ID to Join

    • Upload your style photos
    • Create and save recipes
    • Review and Comment
    • Have your say
    help Whats this?
    Don't have an RTE ID? register