Thirteen enshrines signed this book dedicated to the Hall. A nice collection including auto racers, designers, manufacturers, union leaders and the industry's greatest salesman. A real who's who of automotive legends!

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AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME: RICHARD PETTY, RED POLING, DOUGLAS FRASER, GIORGETTO GIUGIARO and othersThirteen enshrines signed this book dedicated to the Hall. A nice collection including auto racers, designers, manufacturers, union leaders and the industry's greatest salesman. A real who's who of automotive legends! Book Signed: "Joe Girard/Girard/World's Greatest Salesperson/Hall of Fame 2001", "James Roche", "Douglas A. Fraser", "Richard Petty", "Carroll Shelby", "[Japanese characters]/Y. Katuyama/2000 July 11", "Andy Granatelli/10/7/05", "Denise McCluggage/2001", "Blessings/J. Edward Lundy", "Harold 'Red' Poling", "Thanks for/all your help/Gene McKinney", "Warren Avis" and "Giorgetto Giugiaro", 126 pages, 8¾x11¼. Automotive Record: Automotive Hall of Fame, Inc, Midland, Michigan, 1939-1991. No author credited. Hardcover first edition, 1991. Signed on title page and second free end page in blue, green and black ink. The Automotive Hall of Fame evolved from the Auto Old Timers organization, founded in 1939. It took its present name in 1982. In 1997,Gene McKinneyas AHF President, presided at the Grand Opening of the new museum and headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum. Veteran stock car racer Richard Petty (b. 1937), holds the record for the most career Winston Cup victories with 200 and for the most consecutive wins (ten).He won the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR national championship seven times each. His father, son and grandson are also well known racers. Andy Granatelli (1923-2013) engineered and top-ranked Indy 500 racecars and headed racing teams there, finally winning the event in 1969 with driver Mario Andretti, after several near misses. After his STP oil additive's logo began appearing on racecars, its annual sales shot from $2 million to $100 million in less than a decade. Scottish-born Douglas Fraser (1916-2008) rose through the ranks to become chief negotiator in union disputes with Chrysler Corp. President of the UAW from 1977-1983, Fraser was also a member of Chrysler's Board of Directors from 1980-1984, the first union leader elected to such a post. A successful auto racer in the 1950s, Carroll Shelby (1923-2012) won such events as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Mount Washington Hill Climb. He was Sports Illustrated Driver of the Year in 1956 and 1957. In 1962 he founded Shelby American, which makes and sells modified Ford automobiles, most famously the Mustang Cobra (since 1965).  Harold "Red" Poling (1925-2012), a former Navy fighter pilot, rose swiftly as a Ford executive to become, successively from 1985 to 1993, President, Vice Chairman and CEO. Hailed by many as the savior of Ford, he returned the company to profitability during his tenure. James M. Roche (1906-2004), initially hired by General Motors as a statistician (1927), rose through the ranks to become GM's CEO and Board Chairman (1965-1971). Roche is credited with promoting racial equality in the corporation. He was well known in the Detroit area for sponsoring community development programs. In 1992, Roche was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. J. Edward Lundy (1915-2007) was one of a group of "whiz kids" recruited by Ford on their return from World War II. A pioneer financial forecaster, he was Ford's Chief Financial Officer from 1967 to 1979. He also emphasized aggressive talent recruiting. Joe Girard (b. 1928) was given the title of World's Greatest Salesman by the Guinness Book of Records. He holds the record for most retail car sales in one day (18), one month (174), one year (1,425) and for his 15-year career (13,001). None of these were fleet or wholesale purchases, nor was he in management. After setting these records, Girardi became a sought-after motivational speaker and the author of four books, including How to Sell Anything to Anybody. He is the only salesman in the Automotive Hall of Fame. Denise McCluggage (1927-2015)began covering racing as a journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Harold Tribune. By the 1960s, she was driving Ferraris in racing events around the world, one of the first successful female competitors. She became the award-winning editor of Auto Week magazine, and the author of several books, including The Centered Skier (advice blending sports psychology with Zen Buddhism). Yutaka Katayama (b. 1909) was born Yutaka Asoh, but took his wife's maiden name because that family had no sons, while he had two brothers to carry on the Asoh lineage. He joined Nissan Motors in 1937. In 1960, he persuaded Nissan to establish a US branch, with Katayama as President. He is credited with managing Nissan's transition from an exclusively economy car brand into sport models, like the Z-car. Katayama's motto is "Love cars, love people, love life!" Warren Avis (1915-2007) founded the auto rental company which bears his name in 1946. He was the first to start renting cars at airports, a service we now take for granted. After selling his original firm, he founded Avis Enterprises to invest in high technology. Giorgetto Giugiaro (b. 1938) was named Car Designer of the Century in 1999. Best known for designing high-end sports and luxury cars for makers like Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini, he also designed economy models for firms such as Isuzu and Volkswagon (the Rabbit). Giugiaro has also designed a camera body for Nikon, a computer frame for Apple, office furniture, and even a new pasta shape (the mirelle). Corners of binding lightly worn. Slightly soiled.  Otherwise, fine condition.

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