Engineer-designer Roy Lunn and his industry successes – Mustang I, GT40, Jeep Cherokee and AMC Eagle – are being celebrated at the prestigious Automotive Hall Of Fame.

ROY LUNN & GT40: TRIBUTE AT AHOF!Roy Lunn with CGC Editor, Marty Schorr, and Ford GTs, the spiritual successors to the original Le Mans-winning GT40s. Photo was taken in 2015 when Lunn was nominated for induction into the AHOF by Gary Jean, owner of the red Ford GT.

 On January 12 thru April 12, 2018, the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, MI will be celebrating the accomplishments of the late Roy Lunn. Best known as the Godfather of Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40s, he also led the team that designed, engineered and developed the Jeep Cherokee, the first modern unibody SUV. During his 40-year career, Lunn designed a prolific array of vehicles including postwar sports cars, radical concept cars and trucks, iconic racing machines, four-wheel-drive cars and SUVs and even military vehicles. In 2016, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for his contributions to automobile engineering. For additional coverage of Roy Lunn’s road and track cars and the Automotive Hall Of Fame (, please visit

XJ and GT40 to celebrate life of Roy Lunn in Auto Hall of Fame display