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  • David Dunbar Buick (1854 - 1929)
    David Dunbar Buick (1854-1929) was born in Arbroath, Scotland.* He emigrated with his father (Alexander Buick) and his mother to Detroit, Michigan when he was two years old.* David was an inventor. He ...
  • Carl Breer (1883 - 1970)
    Carl Breer (8 November 1883 – 21 December 1970) was an American automotive industry engineer. Along with Fred M. Zeder and Owen Skelton, he was one of the core engineering people that formed the pres...
  • Edward G. Budd (1870 - 1946)
    Gowen Budd (December 28, 1870 in Smyrna, Delaware – November 30, 1946 in Pennsylvania, aged 75) was an American inventor and businessman.Railroad carsBudd was born in Delaware in 1870. He studied engin...
  • Gordon Miller Buehrig (1904 - 1990)
    Gordon Miller Buehrig (B-yur-rig) (June 18, 1904 – January 22, 1990) was an American automobile designer. Early life Gordon Miller Buehrig was born in Mason City, Illinois on June 18, 1904 to a ...
  • Ettore Bugatti (1881 - 1947)
    Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti (15 September 1881 – 21 August 1947) was an Italian-born French[1] automobile designer and manufacturer. He is remembered as the founder and proprietor of the automobile...

The Automotive Hall of Fame is an American museum. It was founded in 1939 and has over 800 worldwide honorees. It is part of the MotorCities National Heritage Area. the Automotive Hall of Fame includes persons who have contributed greatly to automotive history—defined broadly to include persons who may not be household words but who are automotive giants nonetheless. They include award recipients from advertising, car rental, dealerships, designers, racing, financiers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, executives, managers, dealers, inventors, and union officials. It includes the automotive industry, suppliers, dealers, and support.

The Automotive Hall of Fame has conferred four different awards. The list of recipients can be viewed on the Automotive Hall of Fame website.

Distinguished Service Citation

Hall of Fame Induction Award

Industry Leader of the Year Award

Young Leader and Excellence Award