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Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industry

Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:58 pm

Here is the list it doesn't include that many drivers or people in racing in general. In fact Tony is the only NASCAR driver on this list. Other drivers are Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Loebb, and Sebastian Vettel, all four are great drivers at that. That is an honor for Tony, shows what he means to the auto industry.


50. ZZ Top - Hod Rod Show Promoters

49. George and Jack Keshishyan - Owners of Platinum Motorsport

48. Kimi Raikkonen - F1 and WRC Driver

47. Graziella Zanoletti - Owner of Elite Rent-a-Car

46. Curren$y - Rapper, Car Collector

45. Ray Claridge - Founder and Owner of Cinema Vehicle Services

44. Chris Harris - YouTube Series Presenter

43. Tony Stewart - NASCAR Driver

42. Jay-Z - Rapper

41. Sebastien Loeb - WRC Driver

40. Moray Callum - Ford Americas Executive Director of Design

39. Ralph Lauren - Car Collector

38. Eddie Alterman - Car & Driver Editor and Chief

37. Sebastian Vettel - F1 Driver

36. John Krafcik - Hyundai USA President

35. Jay Leno - Host of Leno's Garage

34. Jerod Shelby - Founder and CEO of SCC

33. Swizz Beatz - Lotus VP of Creative Design

32. Ray Lahood - United States Secretary of Transportation

31. Rupert Stadler - Audi Auto Group Chairman

30. Jason Castroita - Designer

29. “Maximum” Bob Lutz - Advisor to GM and Lotus

28. Norbert Reithofer - BMW Auto Group Chairman

27. Martin Smith - Ford Europe Executive Design Director

26. Dieter Zetsche - Daimler AG Chairman

25. Peter Schreyer - Kia Design Chief

24. Giorgetto Giugiaro - Italdesign Giugiaro Founder, "Car Designer of the Century"

23. Adrian van Hooydonk - BMW Group Design Director

22. Ken Block - Driver for Monster World Rally Team, Chief Brand Officer of DC Shoes

21. Barack Obama - President of the United States

20. Li Shu Fu - Geely Chairman/Founder

19. Ryan Friedlinghaus - West Coast Customs Owner

18. Jim Farley - Ford Motor Company Group VP of Marketing, Sales, and Service

17. Chip Ganassi - Owner of Chip Ganassi Racing

16. Olivier Francois - Fiat Brand CEO

15. Ian Callum - Jaguar Design Director

14. Dietrich Mateschitz - Red Bull Racing Principal

13. Barb Samardzich - Ford of Europe VP of Product Development

12. Bob King - United Auto Workers President

11. Walter de Silva - Volkswagen Auto Group Design Chief

10. Akio Toyoda - Toyota Motor Coporation President and CEO

9. Mark Reuss - GM North America President

8. Funkmaster Flex - Host of Funk Flex Full Throttle, Designer of Aftermarket Accessories for Ford

7. Luca di Montezemolo - Ferrari Chairman

6. Bernie Ecclestone -President and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration

5. Ferdinand Piech - Volkswagen Auto Group Chairman

4. Chung Mong Koo - Hyundai Motor Company Chairman

3. Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear Presenter, Journalist

2. Allan Mulally - Ford Motor Company CEO

1. Sergio Marchionne - Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO, Fiat SPA CEO

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Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:11 pm

Jay-z in front of tony? Didn't know he had anything to do with cars.

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:05 pm

Heather14 wrote:Jay-z in front of tony? Didn't know he had anything to do with cars.


I was thinking the same thing ;)

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:56 pm

I was more thinking , how did Barack Obama get on this list, someone drives him around.? :roll:

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:03 pm

Annalee wrote:I was more thinking , how did Barack Obama get on this list, someone drives him around.? :roll:

Probably for his part in the bail out that saved Chevy, Ford and Dodge...

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:52 pm

He bailed out Chevy and Dodge, Ford took no Bailout!

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:40 am

Interesting. Where is Junior E.? Where's J. Gordon? Where's J. Johnson? These guys are supposed to be bigger stuff than Tony. So where are they on the list? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....................

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:42 pm

Annalee wrote:He bailed out Chevy and Dodge, Ford took no Bailout!

Opps I thought all three did. Either way for the bail out Obama deserves some props for helping the lousy businesses that are Chevy and Dodge.

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:58 pm

Smokeshow14 wrote:
Annalee wrote:He bailed out Chevy and Dodge, Ford took no Bailout!

Opps I thought all three did. Either way for the bail out Obama deserves some props for helping the lousy businesses that are Chevy and Dodge.


Not so much lousy businesses but the union contracts they were forced into that well that's politics and I don't want to get into ;)

Re: Tony #43rd on list of people influential in auto industr

Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Here's a question?

Chip Ganassi on the list but no Rick Hendrick or Jack Rousch(unless I missed them, sorry working and posting not always a good combo).
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