2020/2021 Induction and Awards Ceremony

2020/2021 Induction and Awards Ceremony – SOLD OUT!
July 22, 2021, 6 – 11:30 PM
200 Walker St
Detroit, MI 48207

The Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2020/2021 Inductees include: Mong-Koo Chung, Honorary Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group; Thomas Gallagher, former CEO of Genuine Parts Company; Jay Leno, automotive heritage leadership through his Jay Leno’s Garage series on CNBC; C.R.Patterson and Frederick Patterson, leaders of the continent’s first and only African American owned auto manufacturer; Helene Rother, one of the first women to sustain a career in automotive design (interiors) for General Motors, Nash Motors, and others; and Charlie Wiggins, a barrier-breaking motorsports racer and engineer.

This year the Automotive Hall of Fame is proud to announce a new award called Mobility Innovator. This award captures the outstanding work that has been done to push the technologies and services that have created the current revolution in automotive and personal freedom of mobility. The 2020 Mobility Innovator awardee is Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom and a member of its Management Board.

Announcement Press Release & Photos

2020/2021 Celebrated Alumni
At the 2020/2021 Induction and Awards Ceremony, the Hall will celebrate two classes of alumni.

Induction and Awards Ceremony COVID-19 protocols: If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, please wear a mask. At check-in, all guests will be asked to complete a short questionnaire related to COVID-19 symptoms.

The Inductees

look back at our ceremonies

Since its founding in 1939, the Automotive Hall of Fame has honored nearly 800 men and women from around the world. To see details about our previous induction ceremonies, please select a year below.

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