Preserving History. Honoring Excellence.

The PPA Hall of Fame is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving an appreciation of the historical development of the Pontiac hobby and its impact on the industry by preserving the memory of those who have made outstanding contributions.

The Hall of Fame's mission is to preserve Pontiac's history, honor excellence within, and make a connection between the generations of people who enjoy these classic cars. Induction into the PPA Hall of Fame is reserved for those who have made a significant impact on the Pontiac automobile as well as the hobby itself.

For 2019, 3 nominees from this category will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

If you wish to participate in the online induction election, please visit our "contact" page and send us an email saying so.

2019 2nd Annual Deceased Nominees --- (Page 1)

Ace Wilson

Asa Wilson Jr., better known as Ace, was street racing
in the Detroit area in the 1950s.


His father, Asa Wilson Sr., decided to get the young man off
the streets he would buy him a Pontiac dealership.




Art Fitzpatrick

The late Art Fitzpatrick’s resumé tracks decades of artistic accomplishments, although perhaps his best known
paintings are those he produced for Pontiac.


Fitzpatrick’s work on their 'Wide Track' advertising campaign
from 1959-1971 is credited with dramatically transforming Pontiac’s image and driving sales from 7th to 3rd place — a compelling testimony to the power of visual persuasion.




Ben Harrison

Benjamin Harrison, for those of you not familiar with
his name, worked for PMD from 1965 through the 80's.


As head of the new Product Planning division of PMD Engineering, he reported directly to John Delorean,
and was instrumental in the development of many
new models, including the all-new 1969 Grand Prix.




Bill Knafel

William J. “Bill” Knafel is best known as the owner of Knafel Pontiac in Akron, Ohio which sponsored the world famous
“Tin Indian” Pontiac race team


His “Tin Indian” team set many NHRA, IHRA, and AHRA
speed and ET records at tracks across the USA.




Eric White

Eric White was past President of the
Automotive History Preservation Society.


Eric Bryan White, age 60, of Lapeer, Michigan, died March 19, 2016. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, on October 31, 1955
to Ernest B White and Shirley A (Lounsberry) White.


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Our Mission At The PPA

The mission of the Pontiac Preservation Association is to provide a vehicle for all clubs, associations, individual hobbyists, web sites and groups, parts manufacturers, parts businesses, restoration shops, car dealers, event promoters, publishers-everyone associated with the Pontiac automobile to come together for the express purpose of better coordinating all energies and resources to preserve and promote the Pontiac hobby and to improve the Pontiac industry for the betterment of all involved.