“Each made his unique vision a reality through tenacity, creativity and forward thinking, traits that still drive the industry’s evolution today,” William Chapin, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame, in a statement.
Welburn retired in July after 44 years with General Motors. He took over as head of design in 2003 and was the first chief to have direct oversight over all of GM’s global design studios.
Roush is chairman of Roush Enterprises Inc. and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing. His NASCAR teams have won more than 400 races, the hall said, while Roush Enterprises has become a major provider of engineering and product development services for the auto industry, with clients that include Google and Ford Motor Co.