2016 Celebrated Alumni

May 17, 2016

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By Matt Wolfe

The Automotive Hall of Fame is proud to announce our “Celebrated Alumni” for 2016. These men and women are celebrating milestone induction anniversaries this year and will be honored at the 2016 Induction Ceremony held at Cobo Center on July 21. The Hall of Fame introduced the concept of Celebrated Alumni at the 2015 Induction Ceremony as a way to recognize previously inducted individuals for their accomplishments.

Our 2016 celebrated alumni includes previous inductees like early automotive pioneer Wilhelm Maybach; world renowned salesman Joe Girard; journalism legend and accomplished racer Denise McCluggage; former NASCAR chairman and series promoter Bill France Jr.; automotive statistics visionary Ralph Lane Polk II; advertising titan and co-founder of the Campbell-Ewald marketing firm Frank J. Campbell; distinguished Mercedes-Benz stylist Bruno Sacco; and many more.

Our complete list of 2016 Celebrated Alumni are listed below. Join us at this year’s Induction Ceremony to help honor these amazing men and women who have moved the world forward.

45 Years

Carl G. Fisher K.T. Keller Harlow Curtice

Richard H. Grant J.E. Henry Jesse G. Vincent


40 Years

Carl Breer Errett L. Cord

35 Years

Horace E. Dodge Carlyle Fraser

Walter F. Carey Martin Goldman J. Irving Whalley


30 Years

Harley Earl Fred M. Young


25 Years

Zora Arkus-Duntov Harold Draper Sir Fredrick Henry Royce

J. Harwood Cochrane W. Edwards Deming Rene C. McPherson


20 Years

Frank J Campbell Edward Davis

Henry T. Ewald Nickolaus A. Otto Wilhelm Maybach

J. Frank Duryea Perry S. Thomas Francis E. Stanley Freelan O. Stanley

15 Years

Joe Girard Denise McCluggage Ralph Lane Polk II

William B Stout Roy Warshawsky Charles E. Sorenson


10 Years

Wayne Huizenga Shojiro Ishibashi Bruno Sacco Arjay Miller

Nuccio Bertone Dale Earnhardt Sr. Bill France Jr.

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