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Automotive Hall of Fame announces move from Dearborn to Detroit

Automotive Hall of Fame announces move from Dearborn to Detroit

FILE — President Bill Chapin talks with Frank Venegas, Jr. at the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala July 24, 2014.Photo by Jason Laudermilk, Automotive Hall of Fame photographerAutomotive Hall of Fame President William Chapin announced plans Thursday to move the facility into downtown Detroit, the Associated Press reported.Chapin said the move would reflect Detroit’s history and aid in the city’s revival.The hall is currently located in Dearborn near the Henry Ford.

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Ralph Nader, still taking swings at automakers’ ‘criminal acts,’ inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

Ralph Nader, still taking swings at automakers' 'criminal acts,' inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

DETROIT – Some of the defenses the auto industry has had against implementing greater vehicle safety “verged on tragic hilarity,” Ralph Nader said Thursday as he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.”When Volvo put three-point seatbelts in in the 1960s, and I had the auto companies here say three-point seatbelts would be very bad for internal injuries in sudden deceleration, I asked them to demonstrate the difference between the anatomy of the American people and the Swedish people,” Nader said in accepting the honor.”Somehow (the seatbelts) worked pretty well for them.”

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Automotive Hall of Fame moving to Detroit

Automotive Hall of Fame moving to Detroit

As the Motor City, you’d imagine a place like the Automotive Hall of Fame would be somewhere within Detroit’s borders, right?It’s been in New York, Washington, D.C., at a university in Midland, MI, and at its current location in Dearborn, near Ford’s headquarters, but at no point in its 75-plus-year history has the Hall of Fame called Detroit home.HoF President William Chapin made the announcement on Thursday, at the end of this year’s induction ceremony.

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