Jim Hall to be Honored at Road Racing Banquet

The racecar driver, designer and team owner who made the name Chaparral famous around the world was born in Abilene, Texas, in 1935 and raised in Colorado and New Mexico. He was a student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena when he started driving his brother's Austin-Healey at weekend road races in 1954.

Hall's engineering genius with help from General Motors technicians turned out a series of dramatic racecar inventions that have left a lasting impact on auto racing.