Honoree Lecture Series

At the Automotive Hall of Fame, we offer educational programs that challenge young and old alike to higher levels of personal achievement. Our Honoree Lecture Series introduces high school and college students to some of the top minds in the automotive industry and inspires the next generation of leaders.

The Automotive Hall of Fame is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Honoree Lecture Series is supported by generous donors. Learn more.

Made possible by the generosity of the Lawrence P. & Maria Elena Fisher Fund, the B.D. & J.E. McIntyre Foundation, and the MotorCities National Heritage Area.

2022 Honoree Lecture Series

Lessons for the Future from an Industry Icon
2013 AHF Inductee Bob Lutz
March 15, 2022
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Bob Lutz has spent 50 years in the automobile industry. Students learned about the successes and failures from a guy who has done it all. Lutz discussed his continuing work as a consultant for the new electric car age. Attendees also participated in a Q&A.  

Fair Enterprise: Making Employees Partners in Profits
2018 AHF Inductee Frank Stronach
September 15, 2022
Registration available soon.

Stronach will share his journey from Austria in 1954 to Canada and his leadership of Magana Industries from a startup into a global automotive supplier. He will share his views on the future and reveal his SARIT (Safe Affordable, Reliable, Innovative Transit) Vehicle. Will include a vehicle demonstration (weather permitting).

2021 Honoree Lecture Series

Beyond Internal Combustion
Automotive Journalist Gary Witzenburg
October 7, 2021

2019-2020 Honoree Lecture Series

Ed Welburn Talks Design: Tunnel Vision
2017 AHF Inductee Ed Welburn
November 5, 2020

Mobility in the Future: How did we Get Here?
AHF Principal Historian Brian Baker
October 22, 2020

Electric Vehicle History: Recharged for Tomorrow
AHF Principal Historian Brian Baker
July 30, 2020

Lightning Strikes Twice
AHF Principal Historian Brian Baker
July 16, 2020

Foxbody Mustang
2008 AHF Inductee Jack Telnack
October 17, 2019

What participants are saying

“Thank you for setting up the Ed Welburn talk and tour with the students. What an amazing opportunity for them to meet with a living legend.”

– Elisabeth Wetzel, co-director, Transportation Design, Lawrence Technological University

“I can’t thank you enough for inviting us to attend the lecture. It was an insightful and entertaining experience.”

– Ian, Transportation Design student, Lawrence Technological University

“Thank you for creating this opportunity for us to meet a real legend. I’m honored to have participated in this small and intimate event.”

– Spencer, Transportation Design student, Lawrence Technological University

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