DETROIT -- The Automotive Hall of Fame will induct eight automotive pioneers on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The 2010 inductees are:
• Francois Castaing, a former technical adviser for DaimlerChrysler and Renault Motorsports, who also held senior executive engineering and product development posts at Chrysler, American Motors and Renault.
• Lewis Crosley and Powel Crosley Jr., automotive inventors who founded Crosley Corp. and introduced the Crosley automobile.
• Howard “Dutch” Darrin, a designer of European and American automobiles including the Kaiser Darrin.
• Edward “Ned” Jordan, an automotive pioneer, innovative marketer and founder of the Jordan Car Co.
• Henry Kaiser and Joseph Frazer, American industrialists and co-creators of the Kaiser-Frazer Corp.
• George Schuster, winner of the 1908 New York-to-Paris Automobile Race in a Thomas Flyer.
All but Castaing are being inducted posthumously.
In addition, four individuals age 40 or under will receive the Automotive Hall of Fame's Young Leadership and Excellence Award.
The 2010 recipients are:
•Damoni Hurt, leader of product development and communications launch strategy for the Ford Transit Connect at Ford Motor Co.
•VeRonica Mitchell, who manages weight performance on GM's compact crossover vehicles.
• Andrew Sexton, who holds the highest-ranking position at Federal-Mogul Corp.'s powertrain sealing and bearings operations in China and South Korea.
• Christopher Son, who has directed investor relations and corporate communications for American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. during one of the most brutal periods in the auto industry.