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.

Gus VanderDonck

Gus has been head of the towing committee of GM from 1977 to 1987. In that capacity he did more than any other single person to bridge the… Read More

Gerald Holmes

Jerry Holmes is so well known and so widely respected in the towing and recovery industry, that it is impossible to summarize in a few words his credentials… Read More

George Mutch

Mutch Automotive Services 1974-1987 Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators Region I Directors Institute of Vehicle Recovery Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association Scottish Motor Traders Association Honoree-Jackson Award of… Read More

Gary Coe

Gary is a member of the Independent Towing Operators of Oregon, Northwest Towing Association, Oregon Tow Truck Association, Washington Tow Truck Association, Founder and Officer of T.R.A.A., Automotive… Read More

Frank R. McAllister

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Frank Peterson

President of Gator Trailers 1945-1963 President of Diversified Products Manufacturing 1961 to -present Member of A.A.A., P.W.O.F., T.R.A.A., and TEMA Frank is one of those creative geniuses who… Read More