September 1st, 2016
Terence E. Adderley was officially inducted into the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum HALL OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The HALL OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE is the highest honor the museum bestows.
Adderley is the fifth inductee into the HALL OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE, joining A. Mearl Bisel, Dean V. Kruse, DelMar Johnson and Robert Sbarge. A watercolor portrait of Mr. Adderley by Fort Wayne, Indiana, artist Doug Hammonds was unveiled at the Museum’s Extravaganza event on September 1 and will join the others on display at the Museum.
Adderley is President of Kelly Services, Inc. and is from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has had a passion for the automobiles of Auburn for many years. He believed in the museum from its very beginning in the early 1970s, when pillars of the community were aspiring to save the Auburn Automobile Company administration building from the wrecking ball. Today the building is part of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility, a National Historic Landmark. He co-signed the mortgage on the museum building in 1973. From that day forward, he has been a supporter and an avid ambassador for the museum, serving on its Board at various times, always participating in activities with his cars, co-chairing The Road Ahead Capital Campaign and sponsoring the Terence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers and Record-Setters.