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The Automotive Hall of Fame will be inducting five new members on July 25, and among the group are the founders of Aston Martin and former Vice Chairman of General Motors, Robert Lutz.

As Aston Martin celebrates its 100th birthday, its two founders Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin will be honored in this year’s induction. Joining them is David Cole, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), as well as Robert Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors. The last of the inductees for this year’s class is Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart, one of the world’s top Formula One drivers.
The Automotive Hall of Fame will also honor Harley Earl in a “re-induction” recognition celebration. Early was inducted in 1986, but this year, the Hall of Fame will pay its respects as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of Harley Earl’s first Corvette that rolled off the assembly line on June 30, 1953.
Three people will also be receiving the distinguished service citation award. Bo Andersson for his efforts in reviving the GAZ Group in Russia; Neil De Koker as Founding President and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA); and James McElya for returning Cooper-Standard to a healthy, global supplier of automotive systems and components.
Lastly, Lapo Elkann will be awarded the Young Leader and Excellence Award for his experience as director of brand promotion for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari, and Maserati.


Bob Lutz, Among Five Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees | AutoGuide.com News
 

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The guy is a Marine fighter pilot and still pilots superbikes and fighter planes at his age. HE's a no nonsense, tell you like it is guy.
Lutz should be running for POTUS.

He has my vote.
Really didn't know that about him, sure goes to show how much I know about GM :bangheadonwall: Seen stuff about him in recent news and was surprised then to still see him as a major player in the automotive world. Now this article just proves it even more. The man is a legend.
 

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I know I'm gonna catch a lot of heat from most here but I gotta say, he's an absolute moron. Now I know everyone's gonna say "how can you say that? he's the one responsible for bringing the commodore over here."

To that I say; 16 yrs ago I made my first trip to Aus and couldn't believe the cars they had over there and wondered why we didn't have them back home. To me, it was a no brainer and wanted one ever since. So to say he's brilliant for bringing it over the commodore makes me, well, brilliant as well.

I'm aware of his past with other manufactures and he does have a long history in the auto industry but after seeing a few interviews with him I'm left to believe he's one of those brass that has just been living off his previous job title and once thats realized he moves on to the next one that'll take him.

People praise him for saying whats on his mind and how he's a no nonsense individual but as I've said before, there are ways to accomplish this with a little tact. His loose cannon of a mouth makes you realize his dimness. (Take notes TT C6)

He's merely an enthusiast who got his foot in the industry decades ago and think that most on this forum could accomplish what he has without breaking a sweat.
 

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I know I'm gonna catch a lot of heat from most here but I gotta say, he's an absolute moron. Now I know everyone's gonna say "how can you say that? he's the one responsible for bringing the commodore over here."

To that I say; 16 yrs ago I made my first trip to Aus and couldn't believe the cars they had over there and wondered why we didn't have them back home. To me, it was a no brainer and wanted one ever since. So to say he's brilliant for bringing it over the commodore makes me, well, brilliant as well.

I'm aware of his past with other manufactures and he does have a long history in the auto industry but after seeing a few interviews with him I'm left to believe he's one of those brass that has just been living off his previous job title and once thats realized he moves on to the next one that'll take him.

People praise him for saying whats on his mind and how he's a no nonsense individual but as I've said before, there are ways to accomplish this with a little tact. His loose cannon of a mouth makes you realize his dimness. (Take notes TT C6)

He's merely an enthusiast who got his foot in the industry decades ago and think that most on this forum could accomplish what he has without breaking a sweat.
unfortunately and even fortunately people get that opportunity in the industry and knowing people that can help put you in that position helps BIG TIME.

But as I said before, I don't know much about Lutz, heard negative and positive things about him so at this point from reading what you and tt_c6 say i'll have to do some of my own investigating. If you could post things that highlight his bad sides it would help
 

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The guy is a Marine fighter pilot and still pilots superbikes and fighter planes at his age. HE's a no nonsense, tell you like it is guy.
Lutz should be running for POTUS.

He has my vote.
He got my vote when he put an LS9 in a Fisker :cheers:

Beautiful cars, horrible execution.
 
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