The Automotive Hall of Fame has chosen seven inductees. They will be honored Oct. 15 at a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, Mich.
The inductees are: Giovanni Agnelli. He was a founder of Italian automaker Fiat. Agnelli died in 1945 at age 79. Giorgetto Giugiaro. He developed several concept cars and founded auto design company Ital Design. Giugiaro is 63. Frank McCarthy. He served as president of the National Automobile Dealers Association from 1968 to 2001. McCarthy died last year at age 66. Andre and Edouard Michelin. They developed the detachable air-filled rubber tire mounted on a metal wheel rim. Andre died in 1931; Edouard died in 1940. Richard Petty. He is a seven-time Winston Cup racing champion and holds a record for having 200 victories in NASCAR racing. Petty is 64. Owen Skelton. Former Chrysler engineer developed four-wheel hydraulic brakes. He died in 1969 at age 83.
The Hall of Fame, also located in Dearborn, is dedicated to preserving the history of mobility by honoring individual contributors to the industry.