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Roger Rinder was born in 1946 of a French father and German mother. He thinks of the union as the first step in the reconciliation of those two nations at the end of World War II.
In 1958, at the age of twelve, Roger was struck with polio, and came out a survivor. In 1963 he received his degree in accounting with high honors. He began his towing business in 1968 in the northeast of France in a city called Mulhouse.
He married a German woman in 1970, and his son Yves was born a year later in 1971. In 1984 his company received a special permit to tow damaged and inoperable vehicles both inside and outside of France. In 1990, he was elected the representative of the towing industry in Alsace in the larger towing association in France. He still holds this post today.
In 1991 he accepted the post to be a delegate for his region to the Automobile Syndicate located in Paris.
In 1992, at the end of his military service and associated studies, Yves returned home and joined his father in the family business. From 1996 to 2001, Roger was appointed to the Central Bureau in Paris to represent the interests of France in the IFRS (International Federation of Recovery Services) in Brussels, Belgium.
After a visit to the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Roger found himself moved by the museum and its members and joined Friends of Towing. He has found belonging to the museum with a group of inspiring colleagues a wonderful 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