August Fruehauf, a Detroit blacksmith, was the father of the semi trailer. He was recently inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit. This video tribute was shown during the induction ceremonies.To read more.........
A tribute to August Fruehauf, 2017 inductee into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Originally shown at the 2017 Induction and Awards Ceremony.July 20, 2017 Cobo Center, Detroit
What a moving tribute to my grandfather to honor his achievements to the transportation industry. Thank you to the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit and the amazing video team who brought this to life.
From left; Ed Welburn; former VP of Global Design for General Motors, Alberto Bombassei; President of Brembo, Jack Roush founder and CEO of ROUSH Performance & Roush Fenway Racing; Ruth Fruehauf; granddaughter of 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee August Fruehauf, inventor of the semi-trailer and founder of the Fruehauf Trailer Company. For more info: http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/
Detroit's Automotive Hall of Fame
The advancement of transportation accelerated the economic growth of all industries in the industrial booming United States. The Fruehauf Trailer Company contributed to the advancement of American industry.
Ruth Ann Fruehauf and Darlene Norman have dedicated hard work, determination and intuition to bringing this project to life. This is the ongoing investigation and reporting of their efforts.
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An organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Fruehauf Trailer Company and the Fruehauf family legacy.
The society has created historical books and a traveling exhibit rich with Fruehauf memorabilia and archival materials. Planned for 2016 are 3 books, “The Fruehauf Promotional Story, 1926-1960” "Fruehauf and World Wars and the Military" and “Fruehauf, the First Name in Transportation” an in-depth analysis of the company’s history.
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