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Do you think autonomous technology is important to the future of the automotive industry?
#OnThisDay in 1896, Henry Ford introduced his first car, the Quadricycle, to the world. It's first test drive was driven on the streets of Detroit, MI behind his home at 58 Bagley Avenue and the age of 32. It had a 2-cylinder, 4-horsepower engine with four bicycle wheels and could reach around 20 mph. The Quadricycle sold for around $200 and ran on pure ethanol.
This was the beginning of a monumental career and legacy that is now Ford Motor Company. Pictured below is Henry Ford on the original model.
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A story of legends! Check out the new Ford v Ferrari movie trailer directed by James Mangold under 20th Century Fox. The movie follows the story of inductee Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon), Ken Miles (Christian Bale), and a team of engineers and designers at Ford Motor Company set out to beat Ferrari at 24 Hours of Le Mans. We love a good race car story and can't wait to see this one on the big screen!
The movie will be coming out November 15, 2019.
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Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll...
We love when our inductees come to visit us here at the Hall! 2008 inductee, Jack Telnack visited us yesterday to check out his and other fellow inductees displays. He stayed and chatted with us and other visitors about automotive design and what it was like working with Henry Ford II. We are looking forward to seeing him again soon!
Our inductees stop by from time to time, next time you visit you may get a chance to meet and chat with them!
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Check this article out: Ford Motor Co is working on solving the last piece of the puzzle for driverless delivery systems, delivery robots. This is something we could be seeing in the next two years!
To continue keeping up with the future of the automotive industry, check out Automotive News's Mobility Report! What do you think of Ford's plan for autonomous vehicles? Is it a big step in innovation? Or should we continue to focus more on the safety of AV? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
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Ford would like to deploy Digit delivery robots as early as 2021, alongside the planned introduction of its autonomous vehicle fleets to ferry people and packages around the clock.
#OnThisDay in 1931, AHF inductee and 2019 celebrated alumni, J.D. Power III was born in Massachusetts. James David Power III is the founder of J.D. Power, the marketing and information services company that has been at the forefront of customer satisfaction and product quality in the automotive industry since 1968.
After he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Mass., Power served in the USCGC for four years and then took a position at Ford Motor Co as a financial analyst. Soon after that, he left Ford to join a consultant firm, doing research for several GM brands. He eventually formed his own practice, which is now one of the largest and best marketing research firms in the world.
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Wow, what a week it's already been!
FCA and Renault are in serious talks of a merger, which would effectively establish them as the third largest automaker of the world. What do you think of this merger? Is this a good move for either company? Or will this backfire in the long run?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Read more about the details of the merger at the article below.
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If the two combine, the new merged company would become the world’s third-largest global automaker.
#OnThisDay in 2014, Google announced their plan for driverless cars as well as a new prototype devoid of a gas pedal, steering wheel, or a break pedal. By the end of the year, a fully functional prototype was unveiled. This was the beginning of a huge mission that was eventually taken over by AHF Distinguished Service and Leaders and Excellence awardee, John F. Krafcik. Today, Google's autonomous vehicle mission has split from the search engine company and goes by the title Waymo, under the parent company, Alphabet, Inc.
Today, you can spot autonomous vehicles in various cities, Waymo specifically operates and tests in California, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, and Georgia. They have also been working toward the goal of autonomous big rigs.
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Waymo—formerly the Google self-driving car project—stands for a new way forward in mobility. Our mission is to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.
#OnThisDay in 1947, the Hyundai Construction company was founded. Founded by Chung Ju-Yung, this was the first of the Hyundai companies to be formed and helped plant the roots for the Hyundai Motor Company. It's a good thing Ju-Yung continued with his dream because 20 years later the South Korean auto company was established and has been one of the largest companies in the country.
Hyundai dominated sales for a long time. At the time (1967), Hyundai set a record for selling the most cars the first year of operations in the United States.
#Hyundai #ChungJuYung #thisdayinhistory
#OnThisDay in 1875, AHF inductee, Alfred P Sloan Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Sloan was the mastermind behind the rise of General Motors. He quickly rose ranks within General Motors and eventually was named president in 1923. He is credited with introducing business practices that propelled GM into the future like annual style changes for their vehicles and a comprehensive pricing structure that organized their brands (Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac) from least to most expensive. This kept their brands from competing with each other.
Sloan attributed his success at GM to one factor: “The ability to get people to work together is of the greatest importance.”
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The Automotive Hall of Fame has been aiming to include all reaches of the auto industry as well as aiming to look to the future as much as we honor the past. Mobility is something that has been ever-changing to the industry. It can mean a multitude of things like autonomous vehicles and ride sharing which are quickly rising to the biggest sectors.
Mobility has become such a prominent field in any industry, and Michigan's Wayne State University is working on developing an entire masters program dedicated to it. The university will be partnering with the Michigan Mobility Institute, led by former Ford Smart Mobility director, Jessica Robinson. The program will become available in 2021. You can learn more about the new Mobility degree below at Crain's Detroit Business.
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Breadcrumb Home Mobility May 21, 2019 06:50 AM A degree in mobility? It will soon be possible at Wayne State Pete Bigelow Automotive News Tweet Share Share Email More Print A first-of-its kind degree program will soon prepare professional workers for jobs in the fledgling mobility industry.The Michi...
Rid yourself of your rainy day blues and come and visit us today! We are open all day from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information on our visiting hour and rates visit the link below. See you soon!
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Discover the driving spirit that accelerated our lives. Visit the Automotive Hall of Fame, where you can celebrate the men and women whose automotive innovations changed the world and revolutionized our way of life.
Another one of our newest board members, Michael Robinet, will be speaking at a round-table for the Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit this Wednesday at the Jolly Pumpkin in Royal Oak. We are honored to have a board member who serves his community and helps further the development of the sales people of the future.
Check this out! One of our new board members Bill Long was featured in an Auto Service World article this past weekend. Read all about it below.
The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association president and CEO will help oversee the Hall of Fame’s financial direction. Long will continue to serve
We are pleased to announce our newest members of our Board of Directors for the Automotive Hall of Fame. Jonathon Husby: President and CEO of SEG Automotive North America, Bill Long: President and CEO of Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assoc., Chris Magana: Vice President and General Manager of Original Equipment NA Consumer Tires, Michael Robinet: Executive Director of IHS Markit Automotive Advisory, and finally, Jason Stein: Vice President and Publisher for Automotive News.
We are excited to have them join us on the board and can't wait to see what the rest of the year has to offer.
Don't forget to visit us today! We will have FREE admission all day, spend your Friday discovering the men and women who changed the automotive industry for the better!
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Calling all college freshmen and current upper-level undergraduate students. The Automotive Hall of Fame is offering a scholarship opportunity for a student with automotive interests. We believe it is equally important to look forward and support those who are working toward the future of the automotive industry as it to honor those of the past. We are accepting scholarship entries until June 30th.
For more information on requirements and applications please visit the link below:
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Scholarship Application The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.
Breaking News! We have a FREE DAY coming up this Friday (5/17)! There will be free admission all day! Come, stop by, and have fun with us we'll be open 9 AM to 5 PM.
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#OnThisDay in 1957 AHF Inductee, AJ Foyt won one of his first major races, a midget car race. Foyt went on to become on of the most successful drivers even to this day. He is the only driver to win the Indy 500 (four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This time 61 years ago was the catalyst of a beautiful career for Foyt.
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ESPN's 30 for 30 series is releasing with a short documentary about our 2019 Inductee, Janet Guthrie titled, "Qualified". The documentary travels through her motor sports career and what she went through to become the first female to race in the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500. Directed by Jenna Ricker, the film premieres on May 28th at 8 PM/ET on ESPN. You can also watch it on ESPN's streaming service.
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“Qualified” chronicles the roadblocks and hardships Janet Guthrie overcame in becoming the first woman ever to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 – and eventually, an auto racing legend.
#OnThisDay in 1882, AHF Inductee, Henry J Kaiser was born. He was best known as the father of modern shipbuilding. He established companies like Kaiser Shipyards, Kaiser Aluminum, Kaiser Steel, and Kaiser Permanente (a healthcare company for his employees). What he is best known for in the automotive industry is establishing the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation (later named the Kaiser Motor Corporation).
Kaiser partnered with Joseph Frazer after World War II to create Kaiser-Frazer from the bones of the Graham-Paige automotive company. Their company immediately challenged the already established automakers who survived the Depression. They were known for their particular design and safety features of their time. Kaiser-Frazer were putting out cars in a sellers market, already building the 1947 model-year by June of 1946. However, that boom began to fizzle in 1949 and by 1951, Frazer had left the company and it was renamed to Kaiser Motor Company.
The remainder of Kaiser's automotive career involved merging with the Willys-Overland automotive company and producing utility vehicles until the merged companies (Kaiser Jeep Corporation) were sold to American Motors Corporation.
Did you know you can make your own submissions for the Automotive Hall of Fame's 2020 Induction Ceremony?
We accept submissions from the public for our Induction, Distinguished Service Citation, and Young Leadership & Excellence awards. For more information, follow the link below to learn more about our different awards, candidate selection process, and the candidate submission form.
Don't forget to read our latest blog post about the 2019 Inductee, Richard E. "Dick" Dauch and his legacy he left in automotive manufacturing. Dauch was a man of many talents, some of his best being his knack for manufacturing and his passion for the industry.
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2019 Inductee, Richard E. “Dick” Dauch had a long history in the automotive manufacturing industry. He rose through the ranks of GM, and became the youngest plant manager at the time. After a short stint at VW, Dauch was appointed to Vice President of Diversified Operations at Chrysler Corporati...
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#OnThisDay in 1959, the first Austin Mini was produced. Designed by AHF inductee, Alec Issigonis. The mini was a staple economy vehicle of the 60's. Issignois was tasked with designing a vehicle for the British Motor Corporation (BMC), similar to his Morris Minor design for Morris Motors. BMC sought to create a car in the midst of the fuel shortage of the Suez Crisis, something with better fuel economy but still looked great.
It was designed to give the passengers and luggage no less than 80% of the area of the car. It used a BMC A-series, 4-cylinder, water-cooled engine mounted transversely. Today, almost all compact, front-wheel drive cars use this similar set up.
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The Automotive Hall of Fame will be closed for the remainder of the day due to a private event. We will be reopening with regular hours tomorrow through Sunday. See you soon!
Check out our new blog post about the 2019 inductee, Richard E. "Dick" Dauch! A master of manufacturing and committed furthering the industry and bettering his community.
Click the link below to read more!
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2019 Inductee, Richard E. “Dick” Dauch had a long history in the automotive manufacturing industry. He rose through the ranks of GM, becoming the youngest plant manager at the time. After a short stint at VW, Dauch was appointed to Vice President of Diversified Operations at Chrysler Corporation...
#OnThisDay in 1918, General Motors Corp. acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware. This move was effective in paving the way for William C. Durant to regain control of GM. After being pushed out of General Motors, Durant went on to form the Chevrolet Motor Company with Swiss race car driver, Louis Chevrolet. After finding some success with the Chevrolet brand, Durant was able to repurchase the majority of the General Motors stocks and regain control. While the shareholders got around 5 Chevrolet share for every 1 GM share that Durant purchased.
While Durant wasn't there for much longer following the exchange. This deal was the beginning of a now, 101-year relationship of the two brands. This partnership would also result in two of the most popular cars under the GM brand, the Corvette and the Camaro.
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