Noted actor and car collector Ed Herrmann has passed away in New York at the age of 71.

Noted actor and car collector Ed Herrmann has passed away in New York at the age of 71.

While most people will remember him as Dodge's pitchman for the first-generation Dodge Durango, Herrmann also helped to inspire a generation of enthusiasts by hosting the popular Automobiles program on The History Channel.

Herrmann's connection with cars continued off screen was an avid collector and a regular master of ceremonies for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.