May 18, 2021
Get ready for the Detroit Grand Prix at the Automotive Hall of Fame. Enjoy film screenings, racing experts Q&A, special display cars, race engine demonstrations, children’s, race car craft, gift bags for first 50 guests. Presented in partnership with Hagerty. Insterested in volunteering? Click here for our volunteer application form. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE.
May 6, 2021
The Automotive Hall of Fame will open beginning June 3 with public museum hours and special events! The Hall celebrates the men and women whose automotive innovations changed the world and revolutionized our way of life. Exhibit galleries with permanent and changing exhibits on the early days of the automobile, the rise of the auto industry around the globe, and the beauty of auto styling and how it has changed every part of our daily […]
April 29, 2021
By Brian Baker Vice President, Education Principal Historian Lucy O’Reilly Schell was a successful rally racer, the first woman to compete in a Grand Prix race and the first woman to own Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 racing teams. Just before WWII, Schell, an American heiress living in Paris, set her sights on Grand Prix racing. Hitler had used his anti-Semitic government to fund racing to demonstrate German engineering superiority. The race cars from Mercedes Benz and Auto Union had dominated the Grand Prix series for years. The Germans did not see Schell as a threat, […]
March 12, 2021
By Nick Gargaro, Alumni Relations I am unable to drive without music. In college, I was unable to walk to class alone without music. Music in my ears works like a piston, rhythm and melody are like an engine driving me forward. While having music always available at my fingertips is a modern notion, it took less than 20 years for music to find its way into automobiles. 2008 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Galvin and […]