Hall of Fame

The Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Hall of Fame recognizes, honors, and celebrates the lifetime achievements of dealers and association leaders throughout a career dedicated to excellence in Iowa’s automobile industry.

Inductees

2008

Edmund Elbert, Whittemore

John Falb, West Union

Marvin Hartwig, Iowa City

Warren McEleney, Clinton

Charlie Zook, Sioux City

2011

Gary Thomas, West Des Moines

2014

Jim West, Des Moines

2019

George Grask, Cedar Rapids

John McEleney, Clinton


Eligibility and Selection

In order to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a dealer must have served the industry in at least three major leadership positions. The qualifying positions are:

  • NADA President/Chairman
  • American Truck Dealers Chairman
  • Iowa’s NADA Director
  • IADA President/Chairman
  • IADA Insurance Management Board Chairman
  • NADA PAC/ICAR Chairman
  • Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education President
  • National Winner or Finalist for the TIME Dealer of the Year Award
  • National Winner or Finalist of the ATD/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Others who have distinguished themselves as worthy of the award are also eligible.

Nominees are eligible for selection by the IADA Executive Committee two years after they meet the minimum requirements. The award will be presented at the IADA Annual Meeting.