LeMay Museum appoints new board member

LeMay Car Museum announced this week it has appointed Peter Horbury to the museum Board of Directors. Horbury currently serves...

LeMay Car Museum announced this week it has appointed Peter Horbury to the museum Board of Directors. Horbury currently serves as the Executive Director of Design, North America, for the Ford Motor Company and is responsible for overseeing the design strategy and execution of all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products in North and South America.
An automobile designer with a career spanning over 30 years, Horbury has actively been involved in the design of more than 50 cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles. In 1998, Autocar magazine named him “Designer of the Year.”
Horbury began his career with Chrysler UK then moved to Ford working on key Ford product programs in Europe. He has also served as the Executive Director of Design for the Premier Automotive Group, managing design for Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo. Before his work for the Premier Automotive Group, he was also the design Director of Volvo Car Corporation, overseeing studios in Sweden, Spain and California.
Born in Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, Horbury holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Newcastle upon Tyne College of Art, a Master’s Degree in Automotive Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and an Honorary Doctorate from Northumbria University.
Tacoma-based LeMay Car Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the LeMay Collection of automobiles and memorabilia, along with vehicles and artifacts it may acquire. The LeMay Collection was recognized in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest privately held car collection in the world. At its peak, the collection was in excess of 3,000 automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles, plus more than 30,000 pieces of related 20th century Americana. Plans are under way to build a museum in Tacoma to feature a permanent collection of 1,200 cars and memorabilia. More information about the museum is available online at lemaymuseum.org.

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