Welcome
The Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame was established on May 17, 2006, with the mission to recognize and honor those individuals who have played a significant role in the development of the automobile and the preservation and promotion to our automotive heritage in Howard County Indiana.

The names of those selected are permanently enshrined on plaques located in the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame at the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Induction into the hall of fame is the greatest single honor bestowed on individuals and is reserved for those who have made a dramatic impact on the development of the automobile or the automotive industry. Individuals can be nominated from the following industry categories: Automobile Clubs, Associations, Advertisers, Car and Truck Dealers/Distributors, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Automotive Service, Automotive Parts Manufacturers, Inventors, Engineers, Educators, Trucking and Racing.

Nominees for induction should meet many, but not necessarily all of the following general criteria:

  • Have made a meaningful contribution to the development of the automobile or the automotive industry.
  • Have achieved success in their particular field of automotive endeavor as exemplified by positions of leadership, awards and honors, patents, etc.
  • Be recognized as innovative, generally characterized by the "invention" of products, ideas, or concepts.
  • have made contributions outside the automotive industry, exemplified through community, educational, philanthropic, or government activities.
  • Have a longstanding affiliation with the automotive industry.
  • Be of high moral character.

 


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News

September 23, 2016
Induction into the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame is the greatest single honor bestowed on individuals and is reserved for those who have made a dramatic impact on the development of the automobile or the automotive industry. If you know someone that has made a significant contribution, please complete this nomination form and return it to the address indicated. Download Nomination Form


September 01, 2016
Join us on September 22nd for the 10th Anniversary Banquet and Induction Ceremony to honor the life accomplishments of Dave Griffey. Enjoy the induction ceremony, a banquet, tours, cars, fellowship and more. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held at the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Tickets for the event will be available. For more information contact Gary Loveless (765) 614-2886

June 21, 2016
Visit the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame display at the 2016 Haynes Apperson festival June 30th - July 2nd. Festival Information

September 08, 2015
Join us on September 24th to honor the life accomplishments of John E Fredrick and Chrysler . Enjoy the induction ceremony, a banquet, tours, cars, fellowship and more. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held at the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Tickets for the event will be available in early September. For more information contact Gary Loveless (765) 614-2886

August 31, 2015
The Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame board of directors would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that supported the organization in 2014. View Donor List

June 24, 2015
Visit the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame display at the 2015 Haynes Apperson festival July 2rd - 4th. Festival Information

September 6, 2014
NOTICE - Former McGonigal Employees.
A brunch will be held for former employees of H.E. McGonigal Inc. and family members of current and past owners. The complementary brunch will be held at IVY Tech Conference Center Theatre on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending this event or purchasing tickets for the 8th Annual Howard County Automotive Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony that evening, please contact committee members:
  • Danny Bell (765) 438-0556
  • Chuck Showalter (765) 455-1468
  • Gary Loveless (765) 614-2886
September 4, 2014
Harry E. McGonigal will be inducted into the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame on September 25, 2014. Tickets are avaialble for $27.50 by calling the Kokomo Event at 765 455-854-2316 between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Entertainment provided by Gary Rhum Academy.

September 2, 2014
Join us September 25, 2014, to honor the 2014 Hall of Fame inductee. Enjoy the induction ceremony, a banquet, cars, fellowship and more. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held at the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Tickets for the event will be available in early September.
Tentitive event schedule:
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception
  • 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Dinner
  • 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm Ceremony
June 19, 2014
Visit the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame display at the 2014 Haynes Apperson festival July 3rd - 5th. Festival Information

May 23, 2014
The Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame board of directors would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that supported the organization in 2013.

Board of Directors
2016

Vernon Graves – President
Chuck Wiegman –Vice President
Kevin Love – Treasurer
Gary Loveless – Secretary
Bob Gollner – Board Member
Jeff Griffin – Board Member
Damon Johnson – Board Member
Duane Johnson – Board Member
Dan Fawcett – Board Member
David Sprarker – Historian
Dave Griffey – Historian Emeritus