Opened in April, 1983, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of motorsports. It has experienced tremendous growth, with its collection of cars and memorabilia (from 1902 to present), valued at more than $20 million dollars, and increasing every year.

Since the modern facility opened, on 35 acres of land next to Talledega Superspeedway, half a dozen different Halls of Fame have become a part of the complex.

Halls of Fame on display include the Alabama Sports Writers Hall of Fame, the ARCA Hall of National Champions, the Western Auto Mechanics Hall of Fame, the Quarter Midgets of America Hall of Fame, the World Karting Hall of Fame, and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Six buildings, one Rotunda, three large exhibit halls, a Research Library, a well stocked full time Gift Shop, and the new Mark III Dome make up the facility, but the project will never be complete. As new vehicles and Halls of Fame are added, the facility will be expanded.