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  • 5 legends enter the Hall of Fame

    Automotive News Europe

    Five of the most creative and tenacious men the auto industry has ever produced have been voted into the European Automotive Hall of Fame.

    The legends who will enter the Hall of Fame in 2002 are: Henry Ford; the brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin; Battista Pininfarina; and Nikolaus Otto. They will join the 13 charter members of the Hall of Fame who were inducted earlier this year in Geneva.

    The new members will be honored during ceremonies at a gala dinner coinciding with the Geneva auto show in March. The Hall of Fame is permanently located at the Palexpo, home of the annual Geneva show.

    The Hall of Fame honors technical, managerial and entrepreneurial achievements in the automotive industry. The newest members were chosen by a 12-member selection committee.

    Members of the selection committee are:

  • Carl Hahn, former chairman of Volkswagen AG

  • Jacques Calvet, former chairman of PSA Peugeot-Citroen

  • Raymond Levy, former chairman of Renault

  • Bernard Hanon, former chairman of Renault

  • Helmut Werner, former chairman of Mercedes-Benz AG

  • Sergio Pininfarina, chairman of Pininfarina SpA

  • Daniel Goeudevert, former vice-chairman of Volkswagen AG

  • William Hayden, former chairman of Jaguar

  • John Southgate, ex-vice president for public affairs, Ford of Europe

  • Roger Holtback, former president of Volvo Car Corp.

  • Ian Gibson, former president of Nissan Europe

  • Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications.

    The influence of the new members of the European Hall of Fame is deeply felt in today's European auto industry. They were responsible for building companies; developing technologies; and creating design principles and industrial ideas that still dominate the automotive business.

    On this Web site we profile the new inductees.