DEARBORN, Mich. (July 25, 2014) — Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc. — parent of Tire Business — was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame July 24 along with three other automotive luminaries.
Mr. Crain and Volkswagen Group supervisory board chairman Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch, customer satisfaction pioneer J.D. “Dave” Power III, and the late designer and visionary Alex Tremulis were chosen, according to Automotive Hall of Fame officials, because they “have significantly impacted the development of the automobile and the motor vehicle industry. Inductees are recognized for their individual achievements, innovations, and historic contributions.”
The ceremony was held at the College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center, formerly General Motors Corp.'s design studios under noted designe Harley Earl.
The ceremony coincided with the 75th anniversary of the Automotive Hall of Fame, which was established in 1939.
The Automotive Hall of Fame's mission is to preserve and celebrate outstanding automotive achievement. Since its founding in 1939, the Hall has honored nearly 800 men and women from around the world.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||