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Automotive Hall of Fame Moving from Dearborn to Detroit, Wants to be More Than a Museum

Automotive Hall of Fame Moving from Dearborn to Detroit, Wants to be More Than a Museum

The Automotive Hall of Fame thinks it can better tell the history of the automobile if it makes a move to the Motor City.William Chapin, the museum’s president, wants to expand the facility’s scope and become part of Detroit’s resurgence, so he’s looking for space near downtown, according to the Detroit Free Press.Founded in New York City in 1939, the year General Motors brought us the automatic transmission, the museum has occupied a 25,000 square foot building on Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn since 1997.

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Ralph Nader, Long Critic of Auto Industry, Inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame – Deadline Detroit

Ralph Nader, Long Critic of Auto Industry, Inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame – Deadline Detroit

Ralph NaderRalph Nader wasn’t exactly a pal of the auto industry.Nader, now 82, was a pain-in-the-side safety advocate and wrote the book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which exposed dangers in the Chevrolet Corvair in 1965, writes Michael Martinez of The Detroit News.On Thursday, the unlikely inductee was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame at Cobo Center alongside such auto giants as former Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally and Roy Lunn, engineer of the Ford GT40, the News reports.

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Automotive Hall of Fame plans move to Detroit from suburbs

Automotive Hall of Fame plans move to Detroit from suburbs

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