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International Monster Truck Museum Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

(Auburn, Indiana - IMTM PR) – The International Monster Truck Museum announced today the 2012 Hall of Fame Class of Inductees which will include Jim Kramer, Mike Welch, George Carpenter, Pablo Huffaker and Dennis Anderson. The announcement was made at the 31st Annual 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana.

These legends of monster trucks will be officially inducted at the 2nd Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 in Auburn, Indiana.

This year’s class was determined using a new selection process for 2012. The first step saw a 25 member Nominating Committee, made up of some of the brightest minds from all reaches of the industry, narrow the long list of monster truck greats down to a ballot of 20 nominees.

Voting ballots were completed by the IMTM Board of Directors, along with those previously inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the 5 nominees receiving the most votes were certified as this year's inductees.

Jim Kramer received the highest vote total of any nominee, followed by Mike Welch, George Carpenter, Pablo Huffaker, and Dennis Anderson to round out the top 5.

The five inductees came from an incredible group of 20 nominees for induction into the 2012 IMTM Hall of Fame class that included:

Allen Pezo, Andy Brass, Army Armstrong, Billy Joe Miles, Bob George, Dan Patrick, Dave Marquart, David Morris, Dennis Anderson, Diehl Wilson, Gary Cook, Gary Porter, George Carpenter, Jim Kramer, Jon Breen, Kirk Dabney, Mike Welch, Pablo Huffaker, Scott Stephens, Seth Doulton

Tickets for the 2nd Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion are on sale now at Don't miss your chance to see these legends of monster trucks inducted into the IMTM Hall of Fame in person. Tickets are $35 which includes admission to the event, a commemorative poster featuring the honorees, a meet & greet and autograph session with the inductees, a buffet style dinner and beverage service. You can also reserve your tickets by calling 260-925-1951.

The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame congratulates this year's class of inductees along with all of those nominated, and sincerely thanks everyone for their support.

About the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame

The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame was established in 2010 with the mission of collecting and archiving the history of the monster truck sport and related aspects of the high performance aftermarket, focusing upon capturing history from the surviving pioneers and legends. Each year, the International Monster Truck Museum will honor the most accomplished and significant people in the history of monster trucks with induction into its Hall of Fame.

Through the accumulation of vehicles, oral histories, videos and still images, the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame will provide a documented history and an entertaining and educational retrospective display about the birth and growth of a purely North American year round motor sport that is geared toward the entire family and the industry it launched for future generations.

More information on the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame can be found on the organization’s official website, All of the latest news and updates can be followed on the organization’s Facebook at

Steve Hurt sent me these pictures.

Hey Dennis, last weekend was the induction of the first class into the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame and Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Among the highlights was Dan DeGrasso bringing his BEAST up for display. This is one of the very first monsters without a doubt. I thought you'd like to see these. Some pics of myself with Dan, Bob Chandler with him and my son Nic checking out Beast as well. Also a couple pitures of it on travel tires for that portion of your site. Thanks as usual, Steve Hurt

Here is some pictures of the induction of the first class at the monster truck hall of fame. Also these are the plaques that are displayed and a matching plaque goes home with each driver. Only on a night like this can you see Jeff Dane sign an autograph for Jim Kramer!! Also Jeff Dane checking out the Jeff Dane display in the museum. Besides my King Kong door there is a Taurus door from Jack Willman and a Little BearFoot door, I believe belongs to Larry Swim(?). Also the table for autographs with the inductees. Enjoy,Steve Hurt

Jack Willman Sr. of Taurus

Dan DeGrasso with Jack Willman Sr.

Army Armstrong with Jack Willman Sr.

Jack Willman Sr. with Nic Hurt

Jeff Dane with Bob Chandler

Jeff Dane signing an autograph for Jim Kramer!!

Jeff Dane

Dan DeGrasso, Jeff Dane, and Everett Jasmer

Here is Fil Tristan after bringing Titan to the museum for display with Rob Brooks. Rob likes to stay in the background but does a ton of work for the museum. Thanks,Steve Hurt

Steve Hurt and Dan DeGrasso

At last weekends induction at the monster truck hall of fame and museum in Auburn, Indiana Fil Tristan brought out his original TITAN truck to display. It is still in great shape and he plans to put a new motor in it this summer. Also Rick brought out TALL COOL 1 as well. It is in nice shape too. Enjoy the pictures, Steve Hurt

Hey Dennis, you can't imagine how excited I was to see you added a section for the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame. I figure I need to send some pics. Maybe it will help stir more intrest.. I know alot of people go to your site maybe it will generate more museum traffic. Here is some of the displays. I displayed a large amount of my Dane collection including my door from the original King Kong I got from Jeff a while back. Also some Dane firesuits and other King Kong artifacts. There are alot of old skool posters framed and displayed ..Lots of models, toys, magazines, programs, shirts and oddities from over the years. Thanks for the help, Steve Hurt

Allen Pezo