Automotive tradesman Mike Jackson, authority and CEO of AutoNation, and Ray and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of a renouned National Public Radio uncover “Car Talk,” were among 5 distinguished automobile attention leaders inducted into a Automotive Hall of Fame final week.
Frank Stronach, owner of Magna International, and Kiichiro Toyoda, a former Toyota Motor Corp. boss who put a family association in a automobile business in a 1930s, also were inducted.
Under Jackson, AutoNation has been a nation’s largest automotive tradesman for 19 uninterrupted years. The organisation owns 274 new-vehicle dealerships national and has sole scarcely 12 million vehicles. Outside automobile retailing, Jackson has channeled AutoNation’s free donations toward breast cancer research.
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, famous to radio audiences as Click and Clack, entered a automotive stage when they non-stop a do-it-yourself correct shop, Hacker’s Haven, in 1973, that rented space and apparatus for drivers looking to do their possess automobile repairs.
The brothers were invited to be partial of a row of automotive experts on a call-in radio uncover on Boston’s WBUR in 1977 and were co-hosts of “Car Talk,” that premiered as an eccentric NPR module in 1987, until 2012. “Car Talk” featured a dual responding to callers with automobile problems or questions.
Tom Magliozzi died in 2014.