Father of the modern SUV, honored in the Automotive Hall of Fame
Automotive Hall Of Fame
The Automotive Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees, and both Bob Lutz (above) and Jackie Stewart (right inset) are among the lucky handful of honorees. A total of ten individuals from automotive past and present are being inducted for 2013. Those include Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the duo who founded Aston Martin some 100 years ago, as well as David E. Cole, the founder of the Center for Automotive Research. Cole also served as the director of the Office for the Study of Auto
For the first 36 years, the Automotive Hall of Fame existed in name only with no place to call home. Unfortunately, the same economic conditions that have afflicted the industry it celebrates (and the area in which it resides) have come to haunt the hall. Falling attendance and donations from the companies that build cars mean the non-profit organization has a major budget shortfall.
The Automotive Hall of Fame has added five new inductees to its ranks. A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, Charles B. King, Sergio Pininfarina, and Shoichiro Toyoda were honored with a formal induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 16th, having been named as inductees back in March at the New York International Auto Show. Foyt and Gurney are honored for their racing endeavors as teammates and owners. Charles B. King may be an obscure name to most, but he was a renaissance man who designed, built, and drove th
Although the actual award ceremony and induction won't take place until October, the Automotive Hall of Fame announced its class of 2007. Five legendary names from all facets of the automotive world were revealed during the International Motor Press Association meeting at the New York International Auto Show yesterday. The full release follows the jump, but here are the five inductees in brief:
Legendary designer Nuccio Bertone (1914-1997) has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, taking his place alongside other automotive icons, including Henry Ford, Giovanni Agnelli, Louis Renault and the Michelin brothers.
Harley Earl (1893-1969), considered by many as the Father of American Automotive Design, left an indelible mark on our nation's roads. And now, a collection of sixty-six photos that were on display at the Automotive Hall of Fame last year from May through July—is now available for purchase on eBay. The photos include family pictures and design patents for such memorable concepts as the Buick Y-Job (pictured) and LeSabre.