February 16, 2021
2005 Automotive Hall of Fame inductee Mario Andretti recently granted us an exclusive, candid interview detailing his childhood in Italy, his first glimpse of racing in a Hollywood movie, his early career and his favorite cars and racers. Visit our YouTube channel to view all the segments of our conversation with this living legend!
December 28, 2020
The 2019 – 2020 Automotive Hall of Fame Honoree Lecture Series has continued on Zoom through the challenges of the recent months. On November 5, we welcomed 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame inductee Ed Welburn and former head of GM design. Welburn shared details of his inspirational automotive design career in a presentation entitled “Tunnel Vision.” Visit our YouTube Channel to view the entire lecture.
December 28, 2020
In May of 1930, 2004 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Battista “Pinin” Farina created an automotive body design firm bearing his name, Carrozzeria Pinin Farina (today, Pininfarina S.p.A). In 2020, this legendary company celebrates 90 years of beautiful design. Battista Farina defined Italian automobile styling. His vision of sculptural, sensuous, curvaceous forms helped his firm secure a groundbreaking partnership with Enzo Ferrari. This synergy of Pininfarina and Ferrari created some of the most beautiful automobiles […]
December 21, 2020
By Brian Baker, Principal HistorianA few of us remember the original exhibition in 1984 at the Detroit Institute of Arts called Detroit Style. It was a grand affair that honored the first half century of the art of automobile design. This sequel is worthy of the first. It is filled with the design talent that populates the Automotive Hall of Fame. As the exhibit begins, 1986 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Harley Earl styling leadership is ending, and 1995 Inductee Virgil Exner is creating the finned “forward […]