The Model T Ford Club of America (MTFCA) established the Model T Ford Speedster and Racer Hall of Fame in 2005. Its purpose is to perpetuate the memory of past and current individuals and companies that have brought lasting fame and positive recognition to the history of Model T Ford based speedsters and racers. These individuals or companies can include, but not be limited to, collectors, restorers, historians, drivers, car owners, car builders, engine builders, mechanics, parts manufacturers, parts vendors, promoters, and media/PR personnel.
An independent Board of Directors made up of Hall of Fame Inductees and designated MTFCA members govern the Model T Ford Speedster and Racer Hall of Fame. Each year the Hall of Fame Board of Directors honors individuals who have made significant contributions in perpetuating the history of Model T speedsters and racers. There are two categories of possible inductees as follows:
Model T Era Legends — Individuals who were actively involved in building, racing, or promoting Model T Fords based cars from 1909 to 1934
Modern Legends — Individuals who were or are actively involved from 1950 to the present day in researching, restoring, and promoting historically accurate Model T Ford based speedsters and racers. These individuals are at least fifty-five (55) years of age, and have at least twenty (20) years of involvement with Model T speedsters or racecars. During their active years, they must have made significant contributions locally and regionally with some national prominence. If living these individuals become members of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
In addition, the Board of Directors annually honors a historically significant Speedster or Racer restoration as the Hall of Fame Speedster or Racer of the Year. The Hall of Fame will honor the inductees or car selected with an award at a public ceremony that recognizes their achievements at a location designated by the Board of Directors. The Hall of Fame will place on permanent public display a duplicate of the award presented to the individual, or member of a deceased individual’s family, at a location designated by the Board of Directors.