Friend of Automotive History

Recognition to an individual who has made a particular personal contribution to automotive history.

2018

Jeff Godshall

Doug Nye

2017

Robert R. Ebert

2016

Susan S. Davis

2015

Jack C. Miller – Acceptance video with with Jack Miller

2014

James Douglas Muir “Jay” Leno

2013

Frederick A. Simeone

2012

Joseph S. Freeman

2011

Kit Foster

2010

Miles C. Collier

2009

G. Marshall Naul (deceased 2015)

2008

Thomas H. Brownell (deceased 2009)

2007

Malcolm Jeal

2006

Bobbie’dine Rodda

2005

Leroy D. Cole

2004

Maurice D. Hendry

2003

Z. Taylor Vinson (deceased 2009)

2002

Richard M. Langworth

Karl E. Ludvigsen

2001

John Martin Smith (deceased 2012)

2000

Paul Berliet (deceased 2012)

Thomas E. Warth

1999

David W. Brownell

1998

Michael J. Worthington-Williams

1997

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (deceased 2015)

1996

L. Scott Bailey (deceased 2012)

1995

Chester L. Krause

1994

Walter O. MacIlvain (deceased 1998)

1993

Frederick D. Roe (deceased 2009)

1992

John A. Conde (deceased 2008)

1991

David L. Lewis

1990

Michael Lamm

1989

Ralph Dunwoodie (deceased 2003)

1988

Keith Marvin (deceased 2009)

1987

Peter Helck (deceased 1988)

1986

Beverly Rae Kimes (deceased 2008)

1985

Richard and Grace Brigham (Richard deceased July 1995, site Grace 2009)

1984

Charles L. Betts, Jr. (deceased 1997)

1983

Henry Austin Clark, Jr. (deceased 1991)

Honorary Memberships

Prior to the Friends of Automotive History Award several people were recognized with Honorary Memberships

George Risley of the Detroit Public Library
Jerry Gebby of the Detroit Public Library
Raymond Wolfe a Duesenberg historian
Peter Helck an automotive artist
Walter Spencer Huffman who saved the personal papers of Elwood Haynes
Mary Cattie of the Automotive History Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Strother MacMinn of the Art Center College of Design
William Harrah of the Harrah Museum
Roy Chapin, Jr. of American Motors
John R. Bond of Road & Track
Owen Bombard of Ford Motor Company