Automotive Hall of Fame Blog

  • Remarks during the 2015 Induction Ceremony by A.J. Baime – bestselling author, free spirited journalist and storyteller extraordinaire. Good evening everybody, I’m honored to be here with you this evening. And thank you Mr. Chapin for your kind introduction. I’ve been all over the country talking about cars and my books and such, but never to a crowd as distinguished as this. Roger Penske is here. Luca di Montezemolo is here. In addition to being
  • From a young age, Ian Callum was interested in making cars beautiful; “I used to write to dealers…pretending I was a potential customer to get brochures.”, he said in a 2010 interview with Car & Driver. “It worked until one day a Rolls-Royce turned up outside my dad’s house.” Born in Dumfries, Scotland, in 1954, Callum came of age during an era when radical car designs were at their zenith, especially those of U.S. automakers.
  • Standing more than 5 feet tall and weighing over 110 lbs., the sterling silver monolith known as the Borg Warner Trophy is one of the oldest and most coveted prizes in all of motorsports. Originally commissioned by automotive supplier Borg Warner in 1935 at a cost of $10,000 (currently valued at $3.5 million USD), the trophy has been presented in the winner’s circle after every Indy 500 since 1936. Unveiled in by then-Speedway owner and
  • There is always at least one remarkable car behind every remarkable person inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. This year is no exception. The 2015 Induction & Awards Ceremony on July 23 will have some very special cars on display – including a Ferrari LaFerrari. According to Christian Moe at Top Speed, the LaFerrari is one of the last cars to bear the Luca di Montezemolo seal of approval, and it is easily the

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