The prestigious honor will be bestowed in a ceremony to be held this July in Detroit. The Automotive Hall of Fame (AHF), which is based in Dearborn, Michigan, was founded in New York in 1939 in order to celebrate and tell the stories of those who have been able to achieve extraordinary goals in the automobile industry.
After almost 80 years of existence, the AHF has inducted some 800 individuals into the Hall of Fame. As the ninth Italian inductee,
Alberto Bombassei, will join other influential automotive executives like
Henry Ford (1967),
Ferdinand Porsche (1987) and
Andre Citroen (1998) as well as Italian automotive icons from the present and the past such as
Enzo Ferrari (2000),
Ettore Bugatti (2000),
Giovanni Agnelli (2002),
Giorgetto Giugiaro (2002),
Battista “Pinin” Farina (2004),
Nuccio Bertone (2006),
Sergio Pininfarina (2007) and
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (2015).
Considered the single greatest honor in the automotive industry, induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame is reserved for those who are recognized for their individual achievements, innovations and historic contributions.