The 2015 Automotive Hall of Fame has inducted Ratan Tata into its ranks. The website describes his achievement in the following words, “Founder of Tata Motors and Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons, returned Jaguar and Range Rover to eminent status and profitability, preserving the auto industry in the United Kingdom.”
The intention of this organisation was dedicated to honoring automotive people from all parts of the worldwide automotive industry. Mr Tata joins the list which has names like Sergio Pininfarina, Enzo Ferrari, Henry Ford, Caroll Shelby and more industry greats.
This year, along with Mr Tata, there were four others who were inducted into the prestigious group: Elwood Haynes – (1857-1925) co-founder of the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company; Luca di Montezemolo – Former Chairman, Ferrari S.p.A., restored the luster of the marque, returning Scuderia Ferrari to international racing prominence and Roger Penske – Founder and Chairman, Penske Corporation, a leading international transportation services company, who also built Team Penske Racing into one of the most successful automotive sports teams in history.