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Automotive Hall of Fame celebrates its 75th anniversary during Press Days at the 2014 North American International Auto Show
Posted: January 11, 2014
Jan. 13-14, 2014, Detroit, Mich. – The Automotive Hall of Fame will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2014 Press Preview at the North American International Auto Show. Thanks to Chrysler Group LLC, the Automotive Hall of Fame will have a kiosk display in the Chrysler Group exhibit.
With a reach that extends across the globe, the Automotive Hall of Fame has inducted more than 250 of the industry’s leading figures while honoring hundreds more men and women for their ongoing contributions.
The Automotive Hall of Fame has begun to study the creation of the first virtual exhibit dedicated to recognizing the individuals who changed the world and revolutionized our way of life. Expected to be unveiled in 2015, this new exhibit will feature in-depth profiles of every inductee through the use of revolutionary audio/visual programs, expanded photo galleries and links to additional archival resources.
The exhibit will be accessible through the Automotive Hall of Fame’s website to be enjoyed by a worldwide audience and, when completed, will be an exceptional resource for scholars, researchers, auto enthusiasts and the general public.
About the Automotive Hall of Fame: In 1939, a group of men met in New York City and created the “Automobile Old Timers”, an organization dedicated to honoring pioneers from all parts of the automotive industry.
The organization moved to Washington, D.C. in 1960. Then in 1971, it moved to the grounds of Northwood Institute (now Northwood University) in Midland, Michigan. The first permanent Automotive Hall of Fame building was built on the Northwood campus in 1975. In 1997, another group of dedicated automotive aficionados moved the Automotive Hall of Fame to its present location next to The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.
Today, the Automotive Hall of Fame attracts visitors from around the world and serves as the auto industry’s chief storyteller.