2020/2021 Induction and Awards Ceremony live on July 22, 2021!
Last July, we had to postpone our annual Induction and Awards Ceremony with the hope of being able to celebrate our honorees as 2020/2021 Inductees and Awardees this July. We are looking forward to honoring Inductees Mong-Koo Chung, chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company; Thomas Gallagher, former CEO of Genuine Parts Company; Jay Leno, host of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC; and Helene Rother, one of the first women to sustain a career in automotive design (interiors) for General Motors, Nash Motors, and others. In addition, we will recognize Mobility Innovator awardee Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom and a member of its management board.
Awarding is a core activity at AHF, and the annual process of researching, reviewing, and vetting award candidates is ongoing. Our research process is focused on accuracy, facts, and context. Our five awards are:
Induction. Reserved for those who have made a significant impact on the automotive industry. This is the single greatest honor in the automotive business.
Distinguished Service Citation. Recognizes an individual who has significantly improved the industry or their respective organizations.
Industry Leader. Awarded to a single individual each year who has demonstrated outstanding industry leadership.
Mobility Innovator. Recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the automotive and mobility industries.
Industry Influencers. Individuals who are influencing and leading through their actions, innovation and visible positions on issues surrounding the automotive industry and its future. They are admired by their peers and respected and followed by key decision makers.
As we plan this Summer’s must-attend event, we are also starting deliberations on the class of 2022.
We welcome submissions from the general public for the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Award, the Distinguished Service Citation and the Industry Influencers Award by completing the Candidate Submission Form. The Industry Leader Award and the Mobility Innovator Award are nominated and awarded by the Automotive Hall of Fame Awards Committee. Please click on the link above to submit your candidate; we look forward to hearing from you.
Automotive Hall of Fame