DETROIT - The Automotive Hall of Fame has announced seven inductees for 2003.
They are: Andy Granatelli, Max Hoffman, Alec Issigonis, Henry Joy, Edward Lundy, Harry Miller and Louis Renault.
Granatelli, 80, is known as a race promoter and aftermarket product engineer and marketer.
Hoffman, who died in 1981, was the first major distributor of imported vehicles in the United States.
Issigonis, who died in 1988, is best known for creating the Austin Mini and Morris Mini. He also popularized the use of a front-wheel-drive/transverse-mounted engine configuration.
Joy, who died in 1936, was president of Packard Motor Car Co. from 1909 to 1916. He is credited for establishing Packard as one of America's first luxury brands.
Lundy helped Henry Ford II revive Ford Motor Co. after founder Henry Ford died. He was the automaker's CFO.
Miller, who died in 1943, designed racing cars and engines for more than 40 years. He was a pioneer in supercharging and aerodynamics. His cars won the Indianapolis 500 10 times.
Renault, who died in 1944, created France's largest automaker.
A ceremony will honor these men in October.
The Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich., is focused on preserving transportation history. The addition of these seven people brings the Hall of Fame's number of inductees to 200.