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Gary W. Pipes was born in 1943 in Cora, Montana. He began his towing career with one small truck in 1972. By the year 2000, he had built a large towing operation. He has always taken every opportunity to educate himself and others about towing and recovery.
Gary was instrumental and took a key role in helping form Missouri’s first statewide towing association. He was the first president of the association, served as president for 11 years, and has remained active, currently serving as an executive director. He is a panel tester for TRAA Levels 1-3, and has been active in attending national legislative conferences. Incident management is another area he has been actively involved in, as well as helping open the lines of communication between towers and local law enforcement with regards to towing allocation practices. He received ACE Awards for five years starting in 1993.
While staying active in the industry, Gary also found time for community involvement. He was involved with the U.S. Jaycees, an organization that holds fund raisers for needy families, crippled children, and other humanitarian projects. Gary is also a member of the American Legion Post 189 where he has done community service to benefit veterans and the local community.
He is recognized by the Missouri Tow Truck Association as being an outstanding leader who should be held as a shining example of an industry professional who has worked hard to better the industry by devoting time, funding, and his years of experience.
AUGUST 10, 2015 - DOUBLETREE HOTEL IS SOLD OUT - HAMPTON INN & SUITES STILL AVAILABLE
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
For questions or comments about the museum, contact us
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