INDEPENDENCE, Mo. _ The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) has added a new honor in its extensive judging awards program. This year, the club will present the inaugural Zenith Award for the Restoration of the Year. This award will be decided upon and presented at the AACA Grand National Meet (AGNM) in Independence this weekend.
The 20 Zenith Award nominees will be placed in a unique indoor display. A special team of judges comprised of members of the AACA National Awards team and guest judges who have judged at some of the world’s most prestigious events will make the difficult decision.
Old Cars Weekly’s own Angelo Van Bogart will be one of the guest judges at the Independence Grand National Meet.
The AGNM is held once each year and requires all vehicles to have reached the Senior status in judging in prior years. The field is comprised of the best-of-the-best, judging standards increase in difficulty and the awards are extremely coveted. More than 250 vehicles are expected and will be shown this Saturday. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Independence Events Center.
America’s oldest and largest antique car club has numerous award levels that could culminate in receiving a National Award at the end of each judging season. Winners are selected to attend the AACA Annual Meeting in February each year for an event which is the club’s version of the Oscars.
For more information on AACA, judging guidelines, National Awards or National Meets, visit www.aaca.org.