Automotive Hall of Fame

Automotive Hall Of Fame

Automotive Hall of Fame

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The Automotive Hall of Fame is an American museum and hall of fame celebrating the men and women whose automotive innovations changed the world and revolutionized the transportation industry.

Location

Located in the metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, the museum shares a parking lot with The Henry Ford.

Visit

The museum houses cars, displays and changing exhibits. The Hall of Honor contains an -high and -long mural painted with 90 images to celebrate the impact of the motor vehicle on the world’s culture. The mural is the largest single piece of automotive fine art since the creation of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” frescos at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Individual images chronicle such stories as Alice Ramsey, who in 1909 became the first women to drive across the country; a 1970s “NO GAS” sign, a reminder of the fuel crisis; the opening of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in 1935; World War II soldiers in Jeeps admiring the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and, kids looking under the hood of a hot rod, a tribute to Corvette guru, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

History

The 1939 New York World’s Fair was the first exposition to be based on the future. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all gave visitors a glimpse of new technologies from “the world of tomorrow.”At this same time, a group of men met in New York City just a few miles from the World’s Fair to create an organization that would offer a glimpse…of the past.

Its mission was to perpetuate the...
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