2020 Induction & Awards

Update: May 18, 2020 – The Automotive Hall of Fame has rescheduled its annual Induction Ceremony in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony, originally scheduled for July 23, 2020, will be held at a to-be-determined date in July 2021. Read press release.

The Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2020 Inductees include: Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company; Thomas Gallagher, former CEO of Genuine Parts Company; Jay Leno, automotive heritage leadership through his Jay Leno’s Garage series on CNBC; and Helene Rother, one of the first women to sustain a career in automotive design (interiors) for General Motors, Nash Motors, and others.

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 Celebrated Alumni

The Honorees

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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