Automotive Hall Of Fame
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.
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:
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.