The Automotive Hall of Fame has announced its 1996 inductees.
They are: Frank J. Campbell and H.T. Ewald, founders of Campbell-Ewald, the industry's first advertising agency; Ed Davis, the first African-American auto dealer; J. Frank Duryea, one of the two Duryea brothers who started the American auto industry in 1896; Wilhelm Maybach, designer of the first Mercedes; Nicolaus Otto, inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion engine; Thomas S. Perry, founder of a distribution company that became American Parts Service; and Freelan Stanley and Francis Stanley, inventors of the Stanley Steamer automobile.
They will be inducted October 22 at Detroit's Westin Hotel.
The Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Midland, Mich., honors the men and women who made the automotive industry.