The Automotive Hall of Fame

The Automotive Hall of Fame The Automotive Hall of Fame honors and celebrates the men and women of the automobile industry through their contributions, innovations, and stories.
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The Automotive Hall of Fame is open to the public during the following hours; Winter/Fall Hours (September 1st - May 30th); Friday-Sunday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Spring/Summer Hours (June 1st - August 31st); Wednesday - Sunday, 9 AM - 5 PM The Admission prices are: Adult (10$), Seniors (6$), Students ages 13-18 (6$), Students ages 5-12 (4$), Under 5- free, Tour groups of 15 or more (4$ per person) and School Groups (2$ per person)

Check out this article about Automotive Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Janet Guthrie from Alumni Association of the Universi...
05/29/2020
Firmly in the Driver's Seat

Check out this article about Automotive Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Janet Guthrie from Alumni Association of the University of Michigan! On this day in 1977, Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500.

Janet Guthrie made history in the ’70s.

Meet Sam, a BBA/MBA student at Northwood University and Automotive Hall of Fame scholarship recipient. Sam moved from Ca...
05/29/2020

Meet Sam, a BBA/MBA student at Northwood University and Automotive Hall of Fame scholarship recipient. Sam moved from California to attend college in Michigan, and looks forward to becoming a leader in the automotive industry. The Automotive Hall of Fame awards scholarships to college students interested in an automotive career. Apply today - the deadline is June 30! https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/ #Scholarships #College

From footwear to tires! Hall of Fame inductee Shojiro Ishibashi is known as the founder of Bridgestone, but he got his s...
05/27/2020

From footwear to tires! Hall of Fame inductee Shojiro Ishibashi is known as the founder of Bridgestone, but he got his start with tabi footwear, a traditional Japanese work sandal. He noticed that the soles of all-fabric tabis wore out before the rest of the shoe, so he added rubber soles. The new sandal was more durable and soon dominated the market. Learn more about Shojiro at http://ow.ly/c1Kn50zuhCI #bridgetsone #MuseumFromHome

Let's talk about the elephant in the room - the prancing elephant on the classic Bugatti Royale, that is! This ornament ...
05/25/2020

Let's talk about the elephant in the room - the prancing elephant on the classic Bugatti Royale, that is! This ornament was created by artist Rembrandt Bugatti, brother of Ettore Bugatti, and was inspired by an African elephant named Rachel at a Paris zoo. Learn more about Hall of Fame inductee Bugatti at http://ow.ly/LqAY50zturB #MuseumFromHome #Buggati

We have a recommendation for movie night this weekend! Check out Tucker: The Man and His Dream! We often screen this fil...
05/22/2020

We have a recommendation for movie night this weekend! Check out Tucker: The Man and His Dream! We often screen this film, featuring Inductee Preston Tucker, when the Hall is open. Our staff recommends this inspiring story about the visionary inventor of the Tucker Safety Car. Visit our website to learn more about Tucker: http://ow.ly/MpyW50zub9j #PrestonTucker #TuckerSafetyCar #MuseumFromHome

Thanks to everyone who participated in Monday's "8 Automobiles" trivia. This 1951 MoMA The Museum of Modern Art exhibit ...
05/21/2020

Thanks to everyone who participated in Monday's "8 Automobiles" trivia. This 1951 MoMA The Museum of Modern Art exhibit focused on the esthetics of motorcar design. It featured cars from several of our inductees including the Cisitalia and one described as: "Each part is treated as an independent piece of sculpture, the whole collection being partially related by similar details for each unit." Comment below to share your guess about which car fits this description! #MuseumFromHome #CarDesign

Automotive Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee Jay Leno's new season of Jay Leno's Garage starts tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on CN...
05/20/2020
Jay Leno’s Garage

Automotive Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee Jay Leno's new season of Jay Leno's Garage starts tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on CNBC Prime! We're ready for more power, more wheels, and more special guests. Tell us what you're looking forward to in the comment below. https://www.cnbc.com/jay-lenos-garage/ #JayLenosGarage

Jay Leno returns with all-new vehicles, all-new guests and all-new adventures as he drives his passion for cars into your living room.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to reschedule our annual Induction Ceremony. Originally scheduled for...
05/19/2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to reschedule our annual Induction Ceremony. Originally scheduled for July 23, 2020, the event will be held at a to-be-determined date in July 2021. The 2021 ceremony will honor all 2020 inductees and awardees, including: Mong-Koo Chung of Hyundai; Tom Gallagher of Genuine Auto Parts; Jay Leno, host of Jay Leno's Garage; Helene Rother, automotive interior designer; and Harold Goddijn of TomTom. #COVID19 #StaySafe http://ow.ly/5Lg550zKAk9

In 1951, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art hosted "8 Automobiles," an exhibit focused on the aesthetics of motorcar design. ...
05/18/2020

In 1951, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art hosted "8 Automobiles," an exhibit focused on the aesthetics of motorcar design. It featured cars from several of our inductees including one described as: "Modeled by swellings and depressions, the surface of this seemingly one-piece metal jacket incorporates those elements which ... are superimposed on the body." Comment below to share your guess about which car fits this description! #MuseumFromHome #CarDesign

Sixty years ago today, Mickey Thompson broke Bernd Rosemeyer's 22-year-old record for the standing mile and standing kil...
05/14/2020

Sixty years ago today, Mickey Thompson broke Bernd Rosemeyer's 22-year-old record for the standing mile and standing kilometer. His "Assault" car recorded speeds of 149.93 mph and 132.94 kph. No wonder this racer was known as "Mr. Speed!" Learn more about this Hall of Fame 2009 Inductee at http://ow.ly/Ek2v50zuf2r #MuseumFromHome #MickeyThompson

Meet Automotive Hall of Fame scholarship awardee, Kendall!  As a student at Northwood University’s Richard DeVos Graduat...
05/13/2020

Meet Automotive Hall of Fame scholarship awardee, Kendall! As a student at Northwood University’s Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Kendall is an up-and-coming business leader. If you or someone you know is a college student with an interest in an automotive career, apply today! Deadline is June 30. https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/ #Scholarship #College

This gold Waltham pocket watch was a gift from Henry Ford to Clarence W. Avery in 1925. Clarence W Avery was an educator...
05/11/2020

This gold Waltham pocket watch was a gift from Henry Ford to Clarence W. Avery in 1925. Clarence W Avery was an educator and a problem solver. Avery ran point on speeding up assembly line manufacturing. He is credited with bringing assembly from 750 minutes to 90 minutes, helping kick-off the era of mass manufacturing Ford became famous for. Waltham Watch Company also made speedometers for the cars on his assembly line.
This gift is a long-term loan from Hall of Fame inductee Clarence W. Avery’s grandson, Avery H. Greene.

Visit our website to learn more about Clarence W. Avery. http://ow.ly/qQmO50ztjFM #MuseumFromHome #HenryFord

Did you know? The Automotive Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization! Your gift will help us tell the stories of one o...
05/08/2020

Did you know? The Automotive Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization! Your gift will help us tell the stories of one of the world’s most powerful industries through the people who brought it to life. Learn more at http://ow.ly/YQte50zttZv #AutomotiveEnthusiasts #MuseumFromHome

In late March, new Indy track owner and 2015 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Roger Penske announced that the Memorial C...
05/06/2020

In late March, new Indy track owner and 2015 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Roger Penske announced that the Memorial Classic race would, for the first time ever, be run in August. How can we make it through this pandemic without racing? Visit our blog to discover IRacing! http://ow.ly/PV4y50ztjpW #Indy500 #IRacing

Stories can't be quarantined! Although our building is closed to the public through May 31, that won't stop us from fulf...
05/04/2020

Stories can't be quarantined! Although our building is closed to the public through May 31, that won't stop us from fulfilling our mission to honor and celebrate the people behind the cars. Continue to follow us on social media, visit our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to discover compelling automotive stories. #MuseumFromHome #AutoEnthusiasts https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/

Just a small piece of history happened #onthisday all the way back in 1932. Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company unveil...
04/01/2020

Just a small piece of history happened #onthisday all the way back in 1932. Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company unveiled their new, high-performance V8 engine. Ford was the first company to successfully cast this highly complex engine in a single monoblock piece. While the V8 is no longer a common engine for an everyday vehicle, it's still commonly used for sports cars and trucks all across the world.
#AHF2020 #historicalsnippet #ford #fordv8 #v8

The Automotive Hall of Fame's cover photo
04/01/2020

The Automotive Hall of Fame's cover photo

In this time of crisis, we are looking to leaders of every industry to help support us around the world. This is a point...
03/31/2020
In a crisis, lead yourself then others

In this time of crisis, we are looking to leaders of every industry to help support us around the world. This is a point in time in history we will remember and think of those who decided to take charge and help. Similar to some of our inductees like, William S. Knudsen, who, while serving as President of General Motors was asked to leave his position and help President Roosevelt with war production in 1940.

Today, companies like Ford and GE are converting their skills and labors to produce critical supplies. Time will tell who we will remember in this time of crisis when we come out on the other side. Tough times can bring the worst out in people, but it also brings the best out in many others.
#AHF2020

The big decisions facing auto industry bosses right now require self-awareness and self-management to effectively lead in a time of crisis.

On today's #IsolationInformation we are looking at AHF Inductee, Preston Tucker and his unveiling of his new concept car...
03/30/2020

On today's #IsolationInformation we are looking at AHF Inductee, Preston Tucker and his unveiling of his new concept car, "The Tucker" #onthisday and revealed a car that better suited the needs of people in a post WWII America. It also became a pioneer in safety and engineering features that were not yet present in American cars.

#AHF2020 #Tucker

03/28/2020
Two of Five Ever Built: 1958 Fiat 600 Multipla Mirafiori - Jay Leno’s Garage

Check this out! 2020 Inductee, Jay Leno, got to cruise in some one-of-a-kind Fiat 600 Multipla Mirafiori's that fellow inductee, Giovanni Agnelli, had specially made to tour dignitaries and other VIP guests around the Fiat factory. These quirky little trucks are the only two remaining of the five that were made in 1958.
#AHF2020 #JayLeno #JayLenosGarage #Fiat600 #MultiplaMirafiori #StuartParrCollection

Stuart Parr shares these one-of-a-kind Fiat 600s that were built for Giovanni Agnelli to chauffeur visiting dignitaries and VIPs around the Fiat factory. » S...

Even though we will be closed through April 13th, that doesn't mean we aren't still working to provide our guests and su...
03/27/2020

Even though we will be closed through April 13th, that doesn't mean we aren't still working to provide our guests and supporters with programming and new and exciting exhibitory for when we resume operations!

We're excited to announce that we have set up our Cars & Coffee dates for the coming spring/summer! Look out for those dates to be dropping later this week.

#AHF2020 #CarsandCoffee

Another piece of some #IsolationInformation! 171 years ago, one of the founders of the French automotive industry and AH...
03/26/2020

Another piece of some #IsolationInformation! 171 years ago, one of the founders of the French automotive industry and AHF Inductee, Armand Peugeot, was born #onthisday. Once the Hall reopens next month, you can check out our special exhibit on Peugeot and his legacy!

#AHF2020 #Peugeot

Check out one of our favorite playlists on Youtube for Jay Leno's Garage! It features all of Leno's Lamborghini's and th...
03/25/2020
Lamborghini | Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube

Check out one of our favorite playlists on Youtube for Jay Leno's Garage! It features all of Leno's Lamborghini's and the history behind the luxury sports car brand!
#AHF2020 #JayLeno #JayLenosGarage #Lamborghini

Comparisons and reviews of the best Lamborghinis, along with interviews with the people behind this timeless sports luxury brand

Fun fact for Day 9 of our quarantine: #onthisday in 1931, the 1,000,000th Ford rolled off the line in Canada. This was j...
03/24/2020

Fun fact for Day 9 of our quarantine: #onthisday in 1931, the 1,000,000th Ford rolled off the line in Canada. This was just 3 weeks before the 20,000,000th Ford left the Rouge assembly plant in Detroit!

#AHF #IsolationInformation #FordMotorFacts

This week we're going to be taking a look at our next 2020 Inductee, Jay Leno. We'll be sharing some of our favorite epi...
03/23/2020
Jay Leno's Garage

This week we're going to be taking a look at our next 2020 Inductee, Jay Leno. We'll be sharing some of our favorite episodes from Jay Leno's Garage and later this week make sure to check back for our blog post on Jay!

#AHF2020 #JayLeno #JayLenosGarage #CNBC

A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares hi...

Now we may be closed for the next couple weeks, that doesn't mean nothing's happening! When we open back up to the publi...
03/21/2020

Now we may be closed for the next couple weeks, that doesn't mean nothing's happening! When we open back up to the public after April 5th, we'll have a new resident in the Hall! While we had to say goodbye to one of our favorites, the '63 split-window Corvette, we get to say hello to this beautiful 1949 Cadillac Coupe DeVille!

Now this piece of art isn't just here because it's nice to look at, it's also connected to several of our inductees. The 7 Fisher Brothers (founders of the Fisher Body company) and former General Motors VP of Design, Bill Mitchell. Look out for more posts on this beauty throughout the next couple weeks!

We'd also like to give a special thanks to the GM Heritage Center for loaning us the coupe for display!
#AHF2020 #GMHeritage #Cadillac #CoupeDeVille

#DidYouKnow that the Genuine Parts Company doesn't just champion in Automotive Parts? GPC also operates a couple other s...
03/19/2020

#DidYouKnow that the Genuine Parts Company doesn't just champion in Automotive Parts? GPC also operates a couple other subsidiaries in Industrial Parts and Office Products, and they previously owned an Electrical/Electric Materials subsidiary. Their most prominent office product supplier being S.P. Richards Company, which was led by our 2020 Inductee Thomas Gallagher for around 6 years before he was appointed President and COO of GPC in 1990.

#AHF2020 #GenuinePartsCompany #NAPA #ThomasGallagher

Just a reminder for our guests, we will be closed this weekend for health and safety reasons. If you have any questions ...
03/19/2020

Just a reminder for our guests, we will be closed this weekend for health and safety reasons. If you have any questions regarding information on our inductees feel free to comment below and we'd be happy to answer them!

We are hoping to open back up to the public after April 5th, resuming our regular winter hours of Friday through Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM.

This week we will continue to educate those on our new inductees, now that we've covered Chairman Chung and Harold Goddi...
03/17/2020

This week we will continue to educate those on our new inductees, now that we've covered Chairman Chung and Harold Goddijn, we are now going to focus on all things Genuine Parts & how Thomas Gallagher is one of many to come from a company that has held the aftermarket industry on its shoulders for many years.

Check out this timeline of GPC's history and how Gallagher has played a role just as his predecessors have in developing it into one of the biggest aftermarket suppliers around the globe.
#AHF2020 #GPC #NAPA #Genuine

A Note to our Visitors: In support of the directive of Governor Gretchen Whitmer to isolate and contain the spread of no...
03/16/2020

A Note to our Visitors: In support of the directive of Governor Gretchen Whitmer to isolate and contain the spread of novel coronavirus Covid-19, the Automotive Hall of Fame will close to the public March 16th through April 5th.

We will continue to post on our social channel's and blog as frequently as possible! For further information on what preventative measures you can take, please visit the CDC's website.

03/14/2020

Check out this quick guide to the Hall's new Mobility Innovator Award and the first recipient, TomTom co-founder, Harold Goddijn. We are proud to continue to support and honor those who are currently working to further the automotive industry and mobility.

https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/?p=8973

#AHF2020 #MobilityInnovator #TomTom

Don't forget, we will still be holding our Free Day Friday & Free Movie Screening today! You will have three chances to ...
03/13/2020

Don't forget, we will still be holding our Free Day Friday & Free Movie Screening today! You will have three chances to check out the movie today, the first showing will start at 10:00 am!

See you soon!
#AHF2020 #FreeDayFriday #Tucker

Here are three things you didn't know about Harold Goddijn and his company, TomTom....#AHF2020 #MobilityInnovator #TomTo...
03/12/2020

Here are three things you didn't know about Harold Goddijn and his company, TomTom....

#AHF2020 #MobilityInnovator #TomTom

Free Day Friday is this weekend and we will be showing the Francis Ford Coppola film, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, thr...
03/10/2020

Free Day Friday is this weekend and we will be showing the Francis Ford Coppola film, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, throughout the day! There will be three chances to see the movie so make sure you come and give us a visit.

The movie we will be screening is about Preston Tucker and his attempt to disrupt the then growing automotive industry. Tucker's story can be seen as a frustrating one but in the end his legacy is just as important his fellow inductees!

See you Friday!
#AHF2020 #FreeDayFriday #PrestonTucker #Tucker

Since we will be continuing to post about our new inductees and awardees this month, this week we will be focusing on ou...
03/09/2020

Since we will be continuing to post about our new inductees and awardees this month, this week we will be focusing on our new award, the Mobility Innovator Award, and its inaugural awardee, Harold Goddijn.

This award is something we at the Hall have created in order to properly honor and highlight this new segment of mobility that has been developing in the recent years. Look forward to seeing several posts throughout the week that highlight Mr. Goddijn and his accomplishments as well as his qualifications for the Mobility Innovator award and what that means for the future.
#AHF2020 #HaroldGoddijn #TomTom #MobilityInnovatorAward

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They could add in the automotive Hall of Fame Vicenzo Lancia, founder of Lancia and Nicola Romeo, founder of Alfa Romeo.
Where is Ferrucio Lamborghini in the automotive Hall of Fame?? He was a great inventor, industrialist and owner of a famous luxury sports car company.
My husband is in the Automotive Hall of Fame as being one of 1863 people that are ASE certified in all categories. I've searched for his name on their website but can't find it. The copy of his certificate was lost so I would really like to get another one. I think it was 1987 or 1988. I would appreciate all suggestions. Mark A Beckmann is his name.
I had heard that your organization was going to be moving. Is that true?
Hello, just curious if your organization is moving downtown? I thought I read an article about it awhile ago but II have not seen anything recently. Thanks so much
I'd love it if we brought back the cars & coffee events for 2018! Bi-monthly or something during the nice weathered months would be sweet!
When can we expect to see the video and photos from the event? Thank you.