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 Nominees --- (Page 1)

Bill Porter

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bill Porter began his 38 year career as an automobile
designer with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.




Dennis Kirban

Given the fact that it dated all the way back to the late 1970’s, The Kirban Parts Listing may have been the single most influential publication in the GTO hobby.

Dennis not only saw something special about GTO's back then, he was almost single-handedly responsible for creating the market for adding various OEM accessories and options to the GTO that increased its value by making it more unique and special.




Jim Butler

Jim Butler’s first car was a 1955 Pontiac 2 door hardtop
and his second was a 1957 Pontiac.


He then he bought his first GTO, a 1965 model, before being drafted into the Military in the late 1960’s.




Jim Hand

Jim E. Hand has been a recognized figure in the Pontiac
world for a very long time and it started in 1955.


His first new car, a red, 287 cu. in. four barrel-powered
two-door 1955 Pontiac left its El Paso, Texas dealership and
took the newly formed Hand family to Pennsylvania
for Jim’s US Army stint.




Jim Mattison

Founder and owner of PHS – Automotive Services
(Pontiac Historic Services.)


A life-long resident in the Detroit area, Jim has spent his
entire career in the automotive arena.


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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.