​On July 20th, our friend Ed Welburn, retired General Motors vice-president, Global Design Group was formally inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.  We at MotometerCentral™ are extremely joyed that Ed has been immortalized with other industry influential persons such as Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Charles B. King, Ferdinand Porsche, Soichiro Honda, Carl Benz, Enzo Ferrari, Armand Peugeot, Harry C. Stutz, one of his predecessors - Harley J. Earl, among hundreds of other industry giants and key personalities that built the industry we know today.



                                    Ed Welburn, Alberto Bombassei, Jack Roush, and

                                Ruth Fruehauf (on behalf of her Grandfather August Fruehauf)

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Ed is fully deserved of such an honor as he has worked diligently in the field of automotive design.  Ed’s design work includes sharpening the Cadillac CTS series, its image and desirability, redesign of the Camaro and introduction of the very futuristic Aerotech supercar.


Ed joined NASCAR and Roush Racing’s Jack Roush, Brembo Brakes Alberto Bombassei and tractor trailer-semi inventor August Fruehauf, (posthumously accepted by his granddaughter, Ruth) as 2017 Inductees to the Hall.


We encourage you to visit the Automotive Hall of Fame organization website to watch all of the impressive acceptance speeches on video and to learn more about Ed and the other inductees.


Ed continues to make an impact and have influence in the automotive industry through his Welburn Group consulting firm and gracious presentation speeches at various industry organization conferences. 




























Ed can be contacted through the Welburn Group via: or through social media on Facebook at:

Again, Congratulations Ed!

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A Young Ed Welburn exhibiting his finished GM Design work in 1971 on
Ed Welburn accepting the VP of GM Design North America position in 2003 on
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