Moving Stories Blog

  • By: Matt Wolfe The roots of the modern diesel engine can be traced back to the industrial revolution, and lead directly to the man for which the engine is named; Rudolf Diesel. Diesel (1978 Hall of Fame Inductee) was the German engineer who first patented the design for an internal combustion engine that required no ignition source. Born in Paris in 1858, Diesel became fascinated with engine design at an early age. A graduate of
  • By: Matt Wolfe Induction season is a busy stretch for everyone at the Hall. By the time June rolls around, we’re all sweating over the final details of putting on our yearly festival of extravagance. My role in organizing the madness this year was figuring out how to get nine cars with a combined value in excess of $15 million dollars in and out the Renaissance Ballroom in less than 24 hours. Planning their arrival
  • By: Matt Wolfe By the 1960’s, Studebaker was one of the last small independent American car manufacturer’s still standing. However, the company was not financially stable and desperately needed a hit. In early 1961, Raymond Loewy was asked by Studebaker president Sherwood Egbert to help create a car that would revitalize Studebaker’s image and sales by appealing to younger buyers. The Avanti was Studebaker’s final attempt to stay afloat by returning to the company’s basic
  • By: Matt Wolfe The Automotive Hall of Fame held its first ever Cars & Coffee meet on Sunday, August 30th. Despite the threat of early rain, the show was an overwhelming success, drawing well over 250 cars and 400 people to the Hall on a Sunday morning. From Studebaker Avanti’s to Nissan 350 Z’s, there was a little bit of everything from every era at the show. Modern supercars like Ferrari 458’s, Ford GT’s, and

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