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Sam was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia on September 12, 1939. He was married to Ruth Adkins in Brooksville, Florida on December 29, 1990. Currently, Ruth runs the company. Sam has five children, Terre, Tanya, Donald, Dana and Kim. Donnie is the truck foreman and an operator.
From 1957 to 1961, Sam worked in a chemical plant in Pensacola, Florida where he became a journeyman rigger in the United Mine Workers Union. Sam went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1970 and is a Vietnam Veteran. He entered the towing and recovery industry in July, 1971. He specializes in light and medium duty towing.
Sam has been very active with the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida and holds a current membership with the association. He held the office of President for 6 years; was Chairman of the Legislative Committee for 8 years and was on the executive board for 17 years.
Currently, Sam is the President of TRAA of which he is also a member, a trustee for the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, of which is he also a member and sits on the Survivor Fund committee.
In 1998, Sam received the TRAA Citizen of the Year Award. In 2003, he received a Lifetime Leadership Award (from?) Sam remains dedicated to the towing and recovery industry and has no intention of retiring until his 100th birthday.
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