The Automotive Hall of Fame is the highest place of honor in the international automotive industry.
Hall of Fame Honorees
The Automotive Hall of Fame has been celebrating outstanding automotive achievement ever since the organization was founded in New York City in 1939. There are four distinct awards. Click on the award name to see a list of past honorees.
The Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Award
Induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame is reserved for those who have made a significant impact on the automobile. This is the single greatest honor in the automotive business. Inductee contributions are chronicled among the great men and women who have had a positive influence on the industry.
Distinguished Service Citation Award
The Automotive Hall of Fame's oldest recognition, initiated in 1940, the Distinguished Service Citation recognizes an individual who has significantly improved the industry or their respective organizations.
Industry Leader of the Year Award
Awarded to a single individual each year who has demonstrated outstanding industry leadership.
Young Leadership & Excellence Award
While much of the focus of the Automotive Hall of Fame is historical in nature, the organization does take care to recognize one thing: it's the current generation of younger individuals who will one day take the lead. Hence, the Young Leadership & Excellence Award. It's an opportunity to recognize those up-and-coming individuals who demonstrate exceptional qualities in their current endeavors.