2018 Awards Results

Journalism Awards 2018
July 29, 2018

Other Category Medalists – AHA Journalism Awards

Silver Medalist - Best Book Charlie Henry Farmington Hills, Michigan Book | Kar-Kraft - Race Cars, Prototypes, and Muscle Cars of Ford's Specialty Vehicle Activity Program Book available at www.Amazon.com,…
Journalism Awards 2018
July 29, 2018

Best Heritage Motorsports Story – AHA Journalism Awards

Graham Robson Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Silver Speedster,  Article Article available in the March-April 2017 issue of The Star, the Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club…
Lifetime Achievement Award
July 29, 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award – Automotive Heritage Awards

Peter Egan 2018 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards “...long-time monthly columnist for Road & Track Magazine and Cycle World.” The 2018 AHA Lifetime Achievement honoree is…
See All Awardees

Automotive Heritage Awards

Celebrating excellence in the preservation, presentation, understanding and appreciation of automotive heritage.

Continuing the tradition created by our late friend and colleague Tom Kelley, we will present the Automotive Heritage Awards during the Concours dElegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan on show day, July 29, 2018. The Awards program will include four distinct competitions.

Automotive Heritage Journalism Awards

See Award Criteria

Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year

See Award Criteria

Lifetime Achievement Award

See Award Criteria

Concept Vehicle of the Year

See Award Criteria

Our Mission

Our mission is to honor those individuals, organizations and institutions working to preserve, present, appreciate and understand automotive heritage – that is, those involved with automotive history and culture, antique, classic and collectible vehicles, and related fields.

The Automotive Heritage Journalism Awards

Entries are now closed. Thank you to everyone that participated. We’ll be announcing the winners on July 29th during the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.

The Awards Program

AUTO HERITAGE MEDIA AWARDS honoring journalists, editors, producers, photographers and others who produce stories focused on automotive history, culture, and aesthetics. Entries will be from print, Web, audio, video, any combination or any other platform. It’s the story-telling we’ll honor.

Award Categories

  • Best Car Culture Story
  • Best Automotive Travel or Adventure Story
  • Best How-To or Fix-It Story
  • Best Personality Profile
  • Best Marque-Specific Story
  • Best Facility Story – Museum, Race Track, Proving Grounds, etc.
  • Best Heritage Motorsport Story
  • Best Restoration Story
  • Best Blog or Column (including opinion) – based on 5 examples
  • Best Student-Produced Story

Rules & Eligibility

Entries must have been printed, streamed, posted, or in any way produced for public consumption during the calendar year 2017. Some category overlap may occur. Entrants will decide what category to enter. Entries must relate in some way to the topic of automotive heritage, but the organizers intent is to be inclusive. Entrants have an opportunity to describe their entry during the submission process, and we encourage that. If the organizers deem an entry ineligible for any reason it will be returned with a refund of the entry fee.

Submitting Entries

Thank you to everyone that participated. Congratulations to the Awards Recipients on July 29th, 2018 during the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. Stay tuned for the 2019 awards announcements.

The Future Vehicle of the Year Award

The Awards Program

The Trustees at the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library created this award more than a decade ago. Veteran Ford PR guy, prolific author, and NAHC Trustee, Mike Davis, along with others on the Board, created this award to speculate on what we might see at car shows 25 years in the future

Award Critera

An NAHC committee comes up with eligible vehicles – new during the previous calendar year, costing less than $100,000 and available in the U.S. The NAHC members choose the winner.

The Awards

Alex Buchan, renowned automobile fine art sculptor will craft the awards for the ceremony.

Learn More
alexander buchan automotive heritage awards

The Concept Vehicle of the Year Award

The Awards Program

Automakers tease the public with concept vehicles at motor shows around the world. Sometimes it is something destined for production, though probably a bit declawed for the market. Some are wild, crazy and on the edge of reality. Some don’t even have powertrains. Those are called “design exercises” and will not be part of this category. Typically, vehicle of the year competitions set calendar year parameters that don’t reflect the reality of the fall-through-spring show season. Ours will cover the auto show season – fall through spring.

Award Critera

We will identify concept vehicles presented at the past season’s shows – cars, trucks, CUVs, SUVs, or mixed genre –  introduced at the major motor shows in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 show season.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone that participated. We’ll be announcing the winners on July 29th during the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.

The Awards Program

The Lifetime Achievement Award, historically presented by the International Automotive Media Competition, had honored a person within the broad definition of automotive journalism. This new version will narrow the focus to those whose are substantially involved in covering the stories and subjects related to antique, classic and collectible automobiles, automotive history and culture and related topics. Jurors for this award will be former winners, as much as possible.

Award Critera

Nominations will be received through this Website and should include a brief biography, list of accomplishments and accolades earned over his/her career. Nominator should explain why this person should receive the award. Self-nominations are welcome. No fee is required for the nomination.

2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Sponsors