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Elected: January 15, 2003
Inducted: October 18, 2003
Born: October 13, 1941 in Greenwood, South Carolina
Allen and his wife, Margaret, have raised three children, Allen J. Price, Jr., Ronnie V. Price and Samantha P. Simpson. All three children are involved in the family owned towing and recovery business.
Allen was born into the towing and recovery business since his father owned several wrecker services during Allen’s childhood, which brought both Allen and his brother into the industry.
Active in both training and certification, Allen was a strong advocate for the National Certification Program developed by TRAA. He has been certified in aircraft recovery at Florida’s South Atlantic University and also in underwater recovery. Allen has completed Haz-Mat training through the Towing and Recovery Association of Georgia, Incident Management Certification at the National and State Fire Academies and light and heavy duty training through Ross Kinman training programs. He is a member of the Emergency Preparedness Association of South Carolina, charter member of the Towing and Recovery Association of South Carolina, steering committee member for the Incident Management Program of South Carolina and member of the Towing and Recovery Insurance Group Board of Directors. Currently, Allen serves as President of the Towing and Recovery Association of South Carolina where he previously served as both 1st and 2nd Vice President. He is currently serving on a committee with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and South Carolina Highway Patrol to change laws on non-consent towing. He has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Towing and Recovery Association of South Carolina, has been recognized as a Pioneer for Certification with TRAA and received a Certification of Appreciation from the Towing and Recovery Insurance Group.
Allen is also very active in church and community affairs including the high school rodeo association, Gideon’s International and 4-H Program of Abbeville, South Carolina. He also was a founding member and former Chief of the Long Cane Volunteer Fire Department.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
20th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum
International Towing Museum - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, September 11, 2015
Welcome Reception and Auction (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 7pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Wall of the Fallen Ceremony
International Towing Museum - 10am
2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 6pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Breakfast (Ticketed Event) - 9am
General Membership Meeting - 10am
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Admission and Hours
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (55 or older)/Military - $9.00
AAA - $8.50
Children 6 - 14 - $6.00
Children under 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Hours (March. 1-Oct.31)
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 5
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb.28)
Monday - Saturday 10 - 4:30
Sunday 11 - 5
Closed Major Holidays
The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc.
3315 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408