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Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Automotive Hall of Fame is an American museum. It was founded in 1939 and has over 800 worldwide honorees. It is part of the MotorCities National Heritage Area. the Automotive Hall of Fame includes persons who have contributed greatly to automotive history—defined broadly to include persons who may not be household words but who are automotive giants nonetheless. They include award recipients from advertising, car rental, dealerships, designers, racing, financiers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, executives, managers, dealers, inventors, and union officials. It includes the automotive industry, suppliers, dealers, and support.
The Automotive Hall of Fame has conferred four different awards. The list of recipients can be viewed on the Automotive Hall of Fame website.

Distinguished Service Citation

Hall of Fame Induction Award

Industry Leader of the Year Award

Young Leader and Excellence Award
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  • If you want to look at cars, don’t bother . But if you are interested in the people who created every part of your car, this is the place. The stories are fascinating. I had no idea that the man...  more »
  • A place to learn and remember great automotive inventions, innovators and development which change the industry and the industry of today  more »
  • Wanted to do something different from most that go to this area, so this was it. Overall it was a thought provoking experience with a potential guided tour waking you through the "timeline", or a progression of the automobile. From the first ideas of having a four wheeled people carrier to the current ideas of today. Innovative ideas, competition, assembly lines, mass production, safety and even mass transit and transportation as well as the competition of racing. It also notes the biographies of everyone that has contributed into what the automobile is in the current year.
  • The museum honors the people in the auto industry and displays only a few cars. I still would have liked to see more displays even if they weren't cars.

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