Our mission: To honor and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in the international motor vehicle industry through awards and educational programs that challenge young and old alike to higher levels of personal achievement.
Charlie Wiggins, a race car driver and engineer, challenged the segregation in auto racing in the early 20th century.

His legacy on the race track was secured by his success at the Colored Speedway Association’s Gold and Glory Sweepstakes race in Indianapolis, which he won four times between 1924 and 1936.
Charlie Wiggins, image courtesy of Pastor Angi Rogers
On July 22, 2021, we hosted our annual Induction & Awards Ceremony, which was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19. At the event, we honored inductees and awardees from both 2020 and 2021. Our seven inductees, or their representatives, shared inspirational stories about how these innovators persevered to help create a better future.

Watch this video from the event to learn more.
Automotive Hall of Fame Chairman Ramzi Hermiz at the 2020/2021 Induction & Awards Ceremony.
We were honored to present the Helene Award in October at the Las Vegas Concours! The Award is named for 2020/2021 AHF Inductee Helene Rother and recognizes automotive interior design. The winner, a 1957 AMC Metropolitan, was selected for its unique houndstooth interior that would have met Rother's approval.

The 2021 event featured 100 collector cars from around the country. The next Las Vegas Concours will be held Oct. 22, 2022.
Automotive Hall of Fame President Sarah Cook with the 1957 AMC Metropolitan at the Las Vegas Concours
Visit us to see our newest acquisition, a 1903 Holley Motorette - now on display in the lobby, thanks to the Edelweiss Foundation!

In 1899, brothers and 1995 AHF Inductees George and Earl Holley founded a motorcycle company. George was the engineer and designer, setting speed records and winning races, while Earl promoted and managed the business. In 1903, they shifted to automobiles with the Holley Motorette.
1903 Holley Motorette
The Automotive Hall of Fame awards scholarships to incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students each year. Scholarships are based on financial need and require a minimum 3.0 GPA. Eligible students must plan on a career in the automotive industry.

Jorden is one of our scholarship recipients for the 2021-2022 school year. She is a student at Northwood University and hopes to represent women in the automotive industry.
Jorden, Northwood University student and future automotive marketer
It's hard to believe that we're nearing the end of 2021. We celebrated our 2020/2021 Induction & Awards Ceremony just five months ago and we're already planning for our 2022 Ceremony, scheduled for July 21. Stay tuned for a big announcement soon.

As we plan for the future beyond 2022, we're focused on four pillars: Education Experiences; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility; Automotive Workforce Talent Pipeline; and Environmental Impact and Sustainability. These initiatives will help the Hall continue to connect our honorees to the next generation through educational programs while supporting the automotive/career pipeline.​ We must continue evolving in order to keep stories of discovery and achievement alive – human stories of the people who illuminated new ways of thinking about how we move from one place to another.

In 2022, we'll continue to build our educational programming beginning with the first in our student Lecture Series featuring automotive legend Bob Lutz on March 15. Registration for high school and college students is now open. Visit our website or social media channels to stay up-to-date on our events schedule.

Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the year. We look forward to seeing you at the Hall soon.

Sarah Cook 
Automotive Hall of Fame
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