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.

Betty Cornwell

Betty Cornwell was married into the industry in 1969. I personally have known Betty for 30 years and have looked up to her wit and spirit as well… Read More

Steve Smith

Born October 1958 in Irving TX Steve graduated high school in 1977, then went on to help his father part time at his Fina gas station and worked… Read More

Nicholas Testa

Nick Testa born July 28th 1952 began his career in 1968 repairing cars out of his parent’s garage. In 1969, after turning 17, he purchased his first tow… Read More

Mike Wildman

Mike Wildman has come a LONG way since Richard Nixon was President! Most people in this room know JUST how long that's been, and without giving away his… Read More

Kenneth Weber

Kenneth J Weber was born in 1952. His childhood was spent at his father’s service station and towing business. In 1972 he married Mary and together they raised… Read More

John Weaver

John Weaver was born January 20, 1949 in Canton, Georgia. An Army veteran John met and married his wife of 46-years Debbie Mauldin Weaver. John not only married… Read More