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Automotive Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

Eight individuals representing automotive racing, design, manufacturing, the aftermarket and management have been selected for induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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NEW YORK – Eight individuals representing automotive racing, design, manufacturing, the aftermarket and management have been selected for induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame. The Inductee class of 2008 includes Paul Galvin, Robert Galvin, Phil Hill, Bob Irvin, William Metzger, Mort Schwartz, Jack Telnack and John Willys.

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The Inductees were announced late March at the International Motor Press Association meeting at the New York International Auto Show. Formal induction ceremonies will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, MI.

The 2008 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees:

· Paul Galvin (1895 – 1959), co-founder of Motorola.

· Robert Galvin (1922 – ), former chairman, CEO and president of Motorola.

· Phil Hill (1927 – ), first American to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.

· Bob Irvin (1933 – 1980), legendary automotive journalist, The Detroit News, Automotive News.

· William E. Metzger (1868 – 1933), automotive pioneer, first car dealer, E-M-F Motor Co.

· Mort Schwartz (1934 – ), founder of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.

· John J. "Jack" Telnack (1937 – ), former head of design, Ford Motor Co.

· John North Willys (1873 – 1935), automotive pioneer, Willys-Overland, Willys-Knight.

The Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Dearborn, MI, is the only industry-wide means to honor the men and women of the global motor vehicle and related industries. It is dedicated to preserving the history of mobility by celebrating the creativity, toil and genius of the individual.

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For more information about the Automotive Hall of Fame, visit http://www.automotivehalloffame.org.

 From aftermarketNews Staff & Wire Reports

 

 

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