A few miles North of Detroit there exists a new entity still in its relative infancy, but certainly destined for greater heights. The Horsepower Hall of Fame (HHOF) is developing itself into a mandatory stop for enthusiasts of all disciplines, but it’s not a true “Hall of Fame” by sporting standards. At least not yet.
The brainchild creation of Jason Watson (son of esteemed Detroit musclecar legend “Doc” Watson, co-creator of the Hurst/Olds, among other things), the HHOF exists at the moment as an automotive art gallery with many outstanding original works for sale. Watson has collaborated with many of the world’s foremost automotive artists, photographers, and painters to offer a broad selection of original, lithograph, and printed works. Many of these pieces are of the preferred “signed and numbered” variety and the offerings are growing at a rapid pace.
In addition to automotive fine art, HHOF is also a terrific source for great automotive books and collectibles of many descriptions. These collectible objects rotate in and out quite regularly, so its akin to a museum with constantly changing exhibits.
The name is not intended to be misleading, however. Watson has all intentions to develop the “Hall of Fame” idea to its fullest, and research is currently underway to clearly define the various “categories” to be recognized. Once this portion of the HHOF is established, we foresee this Motor City-based idea blossoming into a landmark. We were even told of a potential Hall of Fame category for automotive journalists!
Now that we’ve got something to shoot for, we’d recommend stopping by the HHOF to see the wide variety of art and interesting bits of automotive history both on display and for sale. It’s cool to see Doc Watson’s personal Hurst/Olds convertible on display along with Zora Arkus Duntov’s personal ’55 Bel Air ragtop.
Show your NSMC membership card at the door for VIP treatment from the HHOF. The Watson’s know our NSMC members are the kind of dedicated enthusiasts who appreciate the level of outstanding automotive art on hand, and they want to ensure all of our Members are properly welcomed inside. Doc and Jason Watson are great people who’ve dedicated themselves to the enjoyment and respect of all motorsports, and we wholeheartedly support their efforts to preserve and celebrate the constant pursuit of power, speed, and style.
The Horsepower Hall Of Fame
2853 South Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI