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Automotive Hall of Fame Set to Induct Four “Who Moved the World Forward”

List includes Penske, Tata and Montezemolo.

by on May.07, 2015

Racing team owner and business man Roger Penske is part of the next induction class for the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Among the countless men and women who have worked in the auto industry since its earliest days, only the rare few have left a truly lasting legacy on the world, and four of them will find a lasting legacy as they’re inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame two months from now.

The four are a diverse group of modern-day legends, such as Roger Penske, Luca di Montezemolo and Ratan Tata, as well as industry pioneer Elwood Haynes – all chosen, the AHF said, because they “moved the world forward through their contributions to the global auto industry.”

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“Each made their unique vision a reality through tenacity and creativity,” said William R. Chapin, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame. It is the story of the automotive industry from the beginning and the Automotive Hall of Fame is proud to share that story.” (more…)

Eight Pioneers Inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

In addition, four young automotive leaders honored for their contributions to industry

by on Oct.13, 2010

The Automotive Hall of Fame inducted eight new members. From left are Bill Chapin, AHOF president; Kate Jordan Wallace, daughter of Edward "Ned" Jordan; Francois Castaing, retired vice president of engineering for Chrysler; Jeff Mahl, great-grandson of George Schuster; Patrick Darrin, son of Howard "Dutch" Darrin; Rusty McClure, grandson of Lewis Crosley; Bill Tilden, former historian with the Kaiser-Frazer Owners Club International; Henry M. Kaiser, grandson of Henry J. Kaiser; and Stephen Polk, chairman of the AHOF board.

During the automotive age, countless numbers of forward thinkers have contributed to the car as we know it today.

These pioneers all envisioned a new type of device or a new way to make or sell it, despite naysayers, critics and doubters telling them that it couldn’t be done. They persevered because of what they alone saw for the future.


On Tuesday, eight more of the industry’s most influential people were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. In addition, four young automotive executives were honored for their contributions at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.