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- Classic Car Club of America Awards -

- Received by the Michigan Region & its Members -

The Classic Car Club of America recognizes significant contributions made in support of the goals of the Club through the awarding of citations and trophys to individuals, Regions and organizations.  The Michigan Region has been fortunate to have many members who volunteer to serve on committees and make significant contributions to our Club's success.

Over the years the following individuals and our Region have been recognized by CCCA for their service.


Katie Robbins* Citation for 
Distinguished Service

Presented by the Nationally-Elected Board of Directors to that Club member or members who, in the Board's opinion, have distinguished themselves through exceptional leadership, vivid imagination and rare organizational ability inspiring their associates in a concerted effort toward the fullfillment of worthwhile Club goals.    The citation is not necessarily awarded annually.

*In 2016 this award was named in honor of Michigan Region member Katie Robbins


1988
Katie Robbins

1996
Paul W. Clancy

2007
Tom Goad


The Classic Spirit Award

This award is presented to a member who reaches beyond our magnificent automobiles and personifies the spirit and essence of the Classic Car Club of America. 


2001
Lee Barthel

2006
Lee Belf

2011
Carol Bray


Past President Award

The Past President Award was established in 1991 by the Club to recognize the leadership and dedication of its Presidents.  A solid gold wrist watch, suitably engraved, is a symbol of appreciation from the Club.  It is awarded to National CCCA Presidents at the completion of their term. 


1982-83
Katie Robbins


Regional Activities & Performance Award

This award is given to the Region with the most superior Regional activities administration and overall performance.  Scoring is based on: Regional Activities, Regional Projects, Regional administration & adherence to procedures in the "Handbook of Regions"


2004

2006
2007
2010
2011
2014
2016


Fahnestock Award - Publications

The Fahnestock Trophy is presnted in honor of Kenneth Fahnestock former National Director and National Executive Administrator from New Jersey who died in 1999.  The trophy will be awarded by the National Board of Directors to the person who excels in contributions to National CCCA publications with the criteria including excellence in writing skills, style, originality, content, research and illustrations.


2011
Rich Ray


Beverly Rae Kimes Award

The Beverly Rae Kimes Award is presented in honor of Beverly Rae Kimes, former Executive Editor of the Club publications - The Bulletin and The Classic Car, who died in 2008.  It will be awarded by the National Board of Directors to an outstanding Regional Editor.


2009
Tom Goad


Motoring Legacy Award

The Motoring Legacy Award is presented to an individual or company that demonstrates a high level of committment to ensure  CCCA Full Classics® remain in driving condition as originally designed.  The award is sponsored by the Upper Midwest Region, Classic Car Club of America. 


2013
Don Sommer

2014
Paul Ayres


Chuck Conrad Website Award

The Chuck Conrad Website Award is presented to encourage and recognize excellence by Regions in development and management of the Region's website.  The websites are reviewed and scored by a National appointed committee and judged on Navigation, Readability, Home Page, Officers, Events, Membership Application, Timeliness, Regional Publications, Photo Gallery, Contacts, Style and Panache.


2002

2004

2005


Turnquist Trophy

The Turnquist Trophy was presented by Mr. Robert E. Turnquist of Morristown, New Jersey, to encourage and recognize superior performance in communications through the medium of Regional  publications.  It is presented to Regions having over 100 active members.

In 1993 a Senior Division of the Turnquist Trophy was established.  Three consecutive 1st Place awards in the Turnquist Trophy will place the Region's Publications in the Senior Division.  All scoring factors for the Senior Division will remain the same as for the Primary Division with the exception of a minimum of 90 points must be achieved for a 1st place in the Senior Division.  If under 90 points is scored, no award is received.  Any Region achieving Senior status will remain at that level for a minimum of 3 years.  The publications are reviewed by a committee consisting of members who are on or appointed by the National Board.   Scoring factors include: Frequency, Format, Technical Articles, Originality of Material, Cover Design, Total number of pages and/or words, Directory of Members' Cars, Classic Car-related material, Coverage of Regional Meets, Timeliness of Material, Photographs and Artwork.


Primary

1971
1972
1973
1974
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992


Senior

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2011
2013
2016


Ray Dietrich Trophy - 
Annual Meeting Participation Award

The Dietrich Trophy was presented by Mrs. Ray Dietrich to honor the distinguished work of her husband in the design and creation of custom coachwork in the Classic period.  It is awarded to that Region with the best participation in our Annual Meeting.  Scoring is based on the record of attendnce of the Regional Director, the Assistant Regional Director, Regional members and Associate members, and mileage traveled to go to the meeting.  The award is based on attendance at the Annual Meeting in the previous year. 

In 2003 the criteria were changed to the percentage of Regional members attending and percentage showing Classics; the host Region is not eligible for the award.


1973

1975
1978
1980
1987
1989
1990
1991
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
2002


James Steiner Trophy - 
Grand Classic® Participation Award

The Steiner Trophy was placed in competition in memory of James B. Steiner, Director of the former Buckeye Region who passed away in 1960.  It is awarded each year to the Region which has the most notable record of participation in the Grand Classics®.  Scoring factors are: extent of participation of Classic car owners of the Region, the scores earned by cars entered, and mileage involved in reaching the Grand Classic®.


1963

1999
2000
2002
2006
2010


Stanley Tarnopol Trophy -

CARavan Participation Award

The Tarnopol Trophy was presented by Mr. Stanley Tarnopol of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  It is awarded each year to the Region which had the most notable participation in the CARavans of the previous year. 

In 2003 the criteria changed to compute participation as percentage of Regional Members who own Classics. 

The winner of this award is determined by the number of Classics Regional members have on CARavans.  The host Region is not eligible for the award.


1973

1975
1978
1980
1981
1983
1984
1987
1988
1992
1993


1996

1997
1999
2001


Deutsch Memorial Trophy

The Deutsch Memorial Trophy was instituted in 1977 by the members of the Classic Car Club of America in order to preserve the memory of William G. "Bill" Deutsch (1926-1977), past Director of the Greater Illinois Region and veteran of twelve Classic CARavans.

The trophy shall be awarded to the CARavanner who, in the opinion of the CARavan  Committee, best exemplifies the type of sportsmanship and helpfulness which characterized Bill Deutsch.

Decision is based on a nominating ballot given to all CARavanners at the end of each National CARavan.  The trophy need not be awarded each year but on those occasions which merit the award.  (Persons organizing the tour service vehicle or those traveling in non-Classics are not eligible for the award)


1980
Wally Donoghue

1993
Phil Bray

1996
Phil Bray

1998
Matt Larson

1999
Phil Bray

2003
Phil Bray


2011
Phil Bray

2014
Greg Kosmatka


Technical Service Award

The Technical Service Award is given to Regions that made the most superior contribution to the technical aspect of restoring and maintaining Classic automobiles.  Scoring is based on Regional technical projects, technical articles published in Regional publications and technical seminars held during the previous year.


2005


William F. Crossett Award

The William F. Crossett memorial fund has been presented to the Club by Mrs. Martha Crossett in memory of her husband, William F. Crossett of Lakewood, New York, who died in 1982

The memorial fund was established to recognize the "Best car which is making its first CARavan."  The fund will allow the purchase and engraving of an eight-inch silver Revere bowl for the CARavans of the year.  The bowl will be presented at the final banquest of each CARavan to the owner the National CARavan Committee establishes has driven the best Full Classic® car which is making its first CARavan by the present owner and that has completed the entire CARavan.


1986
Bob Messinger 
1941 Packard

1988
Don Curtis 
1937 Packard

1994
Henry Seitz 
1942 Packard

1999
Tom Goad 
1940 Buick


2006
Lee Bartel 
1932 Nash

2014
Jay Fitzgerald 
1929 Cadillac


Peter Dudney Trophy

The Peter Dudney Trophy was instituted in 1984 by the friends of Peter Dudney in his memory

He was Director of the Dixie Region CCCA at the time of his death in 1983 and a veteran CARavanner whose mechanical genius helped many a CARavanner finish the tour.

The trophy is awarded to the CARavanner who has the best prepared Classic for each CARavan and is awarded at the final banquet of the CARavan.  A committee of judges will be selected on the CARavan by the National CARavan Committee.


1986
Tom Clarke

1988
Tom Clarke

1990
Tom Clarke

2004
Bob Messinger


David Bigelow Award - 
Superior Regional Performance

The Bigelow Trophy was presentd in 1956 by Hugh Matthews of Kansas City, Missouri, in memory of David Warner Bigelow (1930-1955), second Director of the New England Region and National Activities Director of the CCCA until his death in 1955.

It is awarded each year at the Annual Meeting to the Region with the most distinguished record of overall performance for the business year ending October 31st.  The factors evaluated in determining the winner are: Membership stability and growth, Regional meets, Invitational meets, Regional publications, Special activities including matters of interest to the National organization and the local Region, Participation in the Grand Classic®, Attendance at the Annual Meeting, Regional administration including adherence to the procedures outlined in the Handbook for Regions.

*In 2004 the award was changed to recognize the Region that demonstrated the most superior performance in the previous year based on other Regional Awards received by the Region


1971

1973
1974
1975
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994


1995

1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2004*
2005
2006
2007
2009
2010
2012


Fahnestock Award - CARavan*

The Fahnestock Award was presented annually by Ken Fahnestock to commerate the many years he spent as National CARavan Committee Chairman and the many friends he and Jane made during those years as well as the good fellowship enjoyed on past CARavans.  It is awarded annually to the Club member or members who, in the judgement of the CARavan Committee, have contributed  most to the success of that year's CARavans.

*The Fahnestock Award was retired in 1998


1986
Bob & Lee Belf


 

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