Roy Lunn Exhibit Announced

January 9, 2018

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Special exhibit opens celebrating the accomplishments of 2016 Inductee Roy Lunn, the engineer who created the Ford GT40, the unibody Jeep Cherokee and other automotive icons

The Automotive Hall of Fame is proud to present a new exhibit opening on January 12 celebrating the accomplishments of Roy Lunn (1925-2017), the brilliant engineer who led the creation of automotive icons such as the Ford GT40 and unibody Jeep Cherokee.

During his 40-year career, Lunn designed a prolific array of vehicles including post-war sports cars, radical concept cars and trucks, iconic racing machines, four-wheel-drive SUVs and even military transports. In 2016, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for his contributions to automobile engineering.

Roy Lunn in Dearborn circa 1965 with Ford GT40 #106, the first GT40 converted to a 427 V8

The exhibit will open on Friday, January 12 and run through Sunday, April 1. It is housed in the lobby of the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI and open during our regular winter business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There is no charge to view the Roy Lunn exhibit. Visitors can also tour the rest of the Automotive Hall of Fame at standard admission rates.

Guests will see artifacts from Lunn’s career and a video montage featuring induction tribute clips and his acceptance speech. There are three notable vehicles on display which represent Roy Lunn’s greatest engineering accomplishments: a replica 1968 GT40 MKI, a 1984 Jeep Cherokee and the first SCCA Sports Renault race car.

“We are proud to celebrate Roy Lunn’s achievements,” said Bill Chapin, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame. “Lunn was an incredibly talented engineer who had a hand in designing some of the greatest vehicles of all time.”

During the 2018 North American International Auto Show, the Automotive Hall of Fame and Lyft have partnered to offer auto show attendees and media a $5 discount on any ride to or from Cobo Center to the Automotive Hall of Fame with the code NAIAS18.

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