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.
The Automotive Hall of Fame (AHF) is pleased to announce a leadership gift from Hyundai Motor Group. As AHF recontextualizes its biographical exhibits, this $1 million leadership gift will support a transition to curated experiences highlighting AHF awardees’ work.

In recognition of this generous gift, the former West Gallery has been named the Hyundai Motor Group Gallery.
Hyundai Motor Group Honorary Chairman and 2020/2021 AHF Inductee Mong-Koo Chung
Each month we'll introduce you to the variety of people who help AHF accomplish our mission.

Our Archives and Digital Asset Manager, Leah Minadeo, has always been drawn to the automotive industry with a particular interest in 1940s-1950s car design. While working at the Hall, Leah especially enjoys working with metadata. Developing our metadata structure is the backbone to bringing the Hall and its archives into the digital era.
The Automotive Hall of Fame's Scholarship program supports incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in the mobility industry. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. Continue reading to meet some of our 2022 - 2023 scholarship students.
Carlyle Fraser/Wilton Looney Scholarship: Kimberly is a junior at Kettering University studying Mechanical Engineering. She recently completed an intership with the Motorsports division of General Motors where she worked with the NASCAR Vehicle Systems team and will intern with the GM Next Energy team this winter. In her professional career, she hopes to focus on improving the automotive industry through electric vehicles while leading the wave for the next breakthrough in automotive technology. 
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship: Hillary is a freshman at UC Berkeley studying Mechanical Engineering. As an undergraduate student, she plans to participate in research opportunities with an emphasis on environmental health. In the future, she hopes to address the cost crisis and environmental issues in the Bay Area as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry. She also plans to give back to her community by mentoring youth on their journey to higher education.
On Oct. 20, Paolo Pininfarina, CEO and chairman of the famous design firm Pininfarina S.p.A., spoke to more than 50 high school and college students at the Automotive Hall of Fame and online. The grandson of the company's founder, Battista "Pinin" Farina, Paolo has taken his family's company to staggering new heights, proving the power, versatility and longevity of Pininfarina's design aesthetic. Paolo spoke live online from Italy with moderation by Pete Hollinshead, president of the Society of Automotive Historians.
Paolo Pininfarina
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. is a sponsor of the Honoree Lecture Series, dedicated to serving and inspiring the next generation of automotive industry talent. 
This Giving Tuesday, we're working to raise $2,500 to help us update our archives room. Moisture and temperature variations are enemies of archives. They can cause deterioration of paper, rusting on metal, and tarnishing on silver. Your donation will help us purchase a dehumidifier and make other improvements to prevent heat and moisture from damaging our collection materials. Click below to learn how you can help.
The Automotive Hall of Fame is a unique venue option for a variety of holiday events. Host your event in a venue that embodies history from the entire global automotive and mobility industries. Venue rental packages are available and customizable for many different types of event experiences. Contact our Event Manager Chelsea at cbutcher@thedrivingspirit.org to learn more!
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The Automotive Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please consider supporting our work as we deliver programming that sets AHF awardees’ stories within the context of their own time and place. Your gift can inspire others to higher levels of personal achievement.  
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