Productions Plus adds a professional touch to the vehicle displays at our 2017 Induction Ceremony
As in year’s past, the Automotive Hall of Fame exhibited a selection of display vehicles at our annual Induction Ceremony that represented each of our inductees and their accomplishments. For this year’s ceremony, we wanted to add a touch of class and personality to our vehicle displays to better highlight the achievements of our Inductees.
To accomplish this goal, we turned to our friend Margery Krevsky Dosey at Production Plus – The Talent Shop. Margery graciously provided product specialists for each of our display vehicles at our 2017 Induction Ceremony. Founded in Detroit in 1981, Productions Plus – The Talent Shop provides some of the world’s best known brands with full-service talent management in automotive, live event, and trade show staffing.
To prepare for the Induction Ceremony, the wardrobe for each product specialist was researched to compliment the contributions of each inductee by an internal selection committee. Models then auditioned for the role to demonstrate that they could inform and discuss the display vehicle with guests as well as the inductee it related to. Product specialists were then briefed with additional information on each display vehicle and rehearsed their information relentlessly until they were fully prepared represent their assigned display vehicle and inductee.
This level of dedication and preparation have been hallmarks of Productions Plus – The Talent Shop since the company’s inception. It is this attention to detail that has helped the company grow into the largest full-service talent management agency in Michigan and the leading provider of auto show product specialists in the United States.
2017 Induction Display Vehicles
Cadillac Ciel Concept
Product Specialist: Christina
The Ciel is a modern interpretation of the large, expressive luxury vehicles Cadillac is known for. Led by 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Ed Welburn, Cadillac’s design team envisioned the Ciel as the ideal vehicle for driving California’s Highway 1 while the sun sets. With its long, low proportions, the Ciel evokes the spirit of a classic Cadillac. Some of the Ciel’s signature exterior features include its French doors, which are hinged at the rear to reveal a sweeping view of the dramatic interior.
1994 Roush-Fenway Winston Cup Ford Thunderbird
Product Specialist: Rachel
This is the 1994 edition of the famous number six “Valvoline” car driven by Mark Martin for Roush-Fenway Racing. It is powered by a Roush Racing-built 358 cubic inch V8, producing approximately 750 horsepower. A new safety item in NASCAR for 1994 were roof flaps to keep cars from becoming airborne if spun at high speeds. These flaps were initially developed by Penske Racing, but further improved by 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Jack Roush.
1916 Fruehauf Trailer & 1913 Ford Model T truck conversion
Product Specialist: Shannon
This rig showcased an example of a period-correct truck and trailer from the turn of the 20th century. The tow vehicle is a 1913 Ford Model T Smith Form A truck conversion, while the trailer is a 1916 Fruehauf. This trailer was originally constructed for Fred Sibley of Detroit, the same customer 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee August Fruehauf built the first ever semi-trailer for in 1914.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Product Specialist: Caroline
The Z06 is the track-ready version of the Corvette, with a singular focus of challenging the world’s greatest supercars. The Z06 can be equipped with optional 15.5” carbon ceramic rotors supplied by Brembo. Led by 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Alberto Bombassei, Brembo has continued building on its 50 years of experience in the industry to continue delivering breakthroughs in automobile brake systems.