Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Each year, the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the towing and recovery industry. The tradition started in 1986 when the towing and recovery industry realized it was time to display the roots of the profession. Industry professionals came together and selected individuals who made a difference. To honor those chosen few, the Friends of Towing (now ITRHFM) dedicated an entire section of the museum’s walls for portraits of the inductees. Each September a new class is inducted.

Jerry Mattivi

Jerry Mattivi has led an active life in civic affairs, socially, athletically, and in his chosen profession of supplier to the towing and recovery industry. His Mid-America Wrecker… Read More

Jimmy W. Speed

In 1951 and 1952 Jimmy worked at a small independent shop in Snyder, Texas, and his duties included operating the tow truck. He moved to Monahans in 1953… Read More

Clifford Roy Airth

Clifford Airth became active in the Automotive Industry early in 1946 and sold his first tow truck that same year. Later, he was appointed by the Ernest Holmes… Read More

Michael Aspesi

Born into the industry in 1973 and the son of a Hall of Fame inductee Mike was well positioned to carry on his father’s legacy and more so… Read More

Scott Burrows

Scott Burrows was also born into the towing industry in 1951. A 6th generation tower Scott runs Burrows Wrecker Service in La Grange KY which has been in… Read More

John Coldwell

Born in 1957 John Coldwell has long served the industry in the UK. From across the pond John has not only dedicated his career to bettering the industry… Read More