The Motor Sport Hall of Fame has teamed up with official charity partner Mission Motorsport to celebrate the greatest names in motor racing and raise awareness of the charity’s efforts to use motor sport to aid the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations. CEO and founder of Mission Motorsport James Cameron explains the initiative’s work: “Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ motor sport charity, is honoured to be recognised as the Hall of Fame’s supported charity. Two of our patrons – Sir Stirling Moss and Derek Bell – are distinguished members, and for us it reflects the recognition of our work using motor sport to heal and unlock the potential of a group who have given their all for their country.
“The pinnacle of motor sport implies qualities of excellence that are reflected in our service personnel, and while sport can be restorative and healing it can also provide a vocation, as well as a reason to get out of bed in the morning for some of those who have lost their way.”
Editor Nick Trott added, “I have seen Mission Motorsport’s work first hand, having raced with two of the charity’s beneficiaries at the Race of Remembrance in 2017 – one of them had lost a leg and the other found himself homeless after returning from military service. The race, and the company of these great people, was a moving and ultimately life-affirming experience.
“Mission Motorsport transforms the lives of service personnel who find themselves lost or wounded after conflict.A focus on cars and racing is the conduit to recovery, and its healing power cannot be underestimated. I am very proud that Mission Motorsport and the Motor Sport Hall of Fame are partners in 2018 and look forward to telling their story.”
Mission Motorsport is the Forces’ motor sport charity, charged with running an engaging branch of the Recovery Sport programme. Its motto is Race | Retrain | Recover.