Club pubs, stand up and take a bow
By the Old Cars Weekly staff
Out of hundreds of car club and hobby-related publications that were submitted for 2010 award consideration, 176 have achieved the Golden Quill Award from Old Cars Weekly. This represents seven categories ranging from large national publications to subcompact-size regional newsletters.
“The annual challenge continues to grow fierce among car club publications,” says Gerald Perschbacher, chief judge of the competition. “Some have grown from commendable to highly outstanding. Overall, the publication side of the car hobby is doing well. On the down side, I can see some clubs struggling to meet the cost of a printed publication. In select cases, they have migrated their newsletter to an online version. In a few cases, publications that had been popular several years ago have dwindled in size and content or have disappeared.”
Perschbacher is quick to add that this doesn’t mean clubs are weakening. “The changes are simply a reflection of our times. The dollar is tight, and with the price of club operations on the rise, clubs are facing a reality check in expenditures.”
Some publications have a commendable string of consecutive honors as Golden Quill Award winners. Others are on the list for the first time.
“We have an Honorable Mention category, too,” says Angelo Van Bogart, OCW editor. “This encourages good publications to improve so that they can ease into an award category. It also allows some past award-winning publications that may have had a lean year to receive recognition as they, hopefully, will reposition as a future winner.”
Perschbacher, in consultation with OCW’s editorial staff, considered the publications sent throughout 2010. Then the final picks were made. “It’s a long process of reviewing, sorting, grouping and comparing,” Perschbacher says. “Fairness and consistency are important in the selection.” The editorial staff makes the final decisions.
Van Bogart adds, “Congratulations to all the winners and honorees on the list. As for publications not shown in this issue, there’s always a chance to win for 2011.”
To be considered for the Golden Quill Award, clubs send copies of each issue to two locations: Editor, Old Cars Weekly, 700 East State St., Iola, WI 54990 and to Gerald Perschbacher, Chief Judge, 8868 Rock Forest Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123-1116. All clubs are encouraged to participate.
In the case of club publications that are offered only online, copies should be printed out and submitted to make judging fair and consistent.
2010 Golden Quill Awards
Air Cooled News, Pierre F. and Susan R. Lavedan, co-editors, H.H. Franklin Club, Inc.
Austin-Healey Magazine, Jeff Eakin, editor, Austin-Healey Club USA
Avanti Magazine, Lewis Schucart, editor, Avanti Owners Association
BMW Classic Live, Max Bauer, editor, BMW Group Classic & BMW Museum
Brute Force, Merle Wolfer, editor, Chrysler 300 Club
The Buick Bugle, Pete Phillips, editor, The Buick Club of America
The Bulb Horn, Anne Morris, editor, The Veteran Motor Car Club of America
The Classic Car, Ron Verschoor, editor, Classic Car Club of America
The Corvette Restorer, Vinnie Peters, editor, National Corvette Restorers Society
Double Clutch, Greg Matecko, editor, Antique Truck Club of America
Driving Force, Steve McDonald and Ashley Ailsworth, editors, SEMA Action Network, Specialty Equipment Market Association
Healey Marque, Reid Trummel, editor, Austin-Healey Club of America
Horseless Carriage Gazette, John Meyer III, editor, Horseless Carriage Club of America
The Ignitor, John Teel, editor, The Spark Plug Collectors of America
Jaguar Journal, Michael L. Cook, editor, Jaguar Club of North America, Inc.
LaLuneta, Orlando Bongiardino, director, Club Amigos De Automoviles Antiguos
Lincoln and Continental Comments, Tim Howley, editor, Lincoln and Continental Owners Club
LineChaser, Sandy Felde, editor, Minnesota Street Rod Association
Mercedes-Benz Classic, Hermann Ries and Peter Michaely, editors
Model “A” News, Helen Ehrenhofer, editor, Model “A” Restorers Club
Model T Times, Steve Hubert, editor, Model T Ford Club International
The Packard Cormorant, Stuart R. Blond, editor, Packard Automobile Classics
Packards International Magazine, Don Hull, editor, Packards International
PCPV News, Paul Bergstrom, editor, Pontiac Commercial & Professional Vehicle Chapter of POCI
Porsche Panorama, Betty Jo Turner, editor, Porsche Club of America
Porsche 356 Registry, Gordon Maltby, editor, Porsche 356 Registry, Inc.
Quicksilver, Todd Haefer, editor, The International Mercury Owners Association
Smoke Signals, Donald J. Keefe, editor, Pontiac Oakland Club International
Turning Wheels, Art Unger/Ann Turner, editors, The Studebaker Drivers Club
V8 Times, Jerry Windle, editor, Early Ford V-8 Club of America
Wheels of Time, Stormy Wylie, editor, American Truck Historical Society
WTN, White Triangle News, Sam Jackson, editor, Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club, Inc.
AEV — Action Era Vehicle, Charles R. Smith, editor, The Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association
American Motoring, Cheryl Samuel and Mike Spangler, editors, The American Motors Owners Association
The Arrow, Roger J. Sherman, editor, Pierce-Arrow Society
Bulletin, Ron Verschoor, editor, Classic Car Club of America
Citroënthusiast, Les Wood, president, Citroën Club of North America
Enjine! Enjine!, Scott Rollins, editor, SPAAMFAA
Journey With Olds, Brad Bishop, editor, Oldsmobile Club of America
The Legend, Tom Szymczyk, editor, GTO Association of America
The NCRS Driveline, Eric, ads, National Corvette Restorers Society, Supplement to the Corvette Restorer Magazine
The Nomad Post, John Lee, publications coordinator, Chevrolet Nomad Association
SEMA Action Network, Specialty Equipment Market Association
On Solid Ground, Ken Amrick, editor, Solid Axle Corvette Club
The Riview, Ray Knott, editor, Riviera Owners Association
The Skyliner, Edward J. Albracht, Jr., editor, International Ford Retractable Club
Stutz News, William J. Greer, editor, The Stutz Club, Inc.
300 Star Letter, Cyndi Vander Horn, editor, Gull Wing Group International
The Vintage Triumph, Mike Cook, editor, The Vintage Triumph Register
Vintage Voice, Fred Lewis, editor, Oakland Pontiac Worldwide AACA Region
The Way of the Zephyr, David L. Cole, editor, Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club
Winton Bullet’n, Donna Hughes, editor, Winton World Wide — Horseless Carriage Club of America
WPC NEWS, Richard Bowman, editor, Chrysler Product Restorers Club
Airflow Newsletter, Neal Jacquot, editor, Airflow Club of America, Inc.
American Austin Bantam Club News, Bob and Cathy Cunningham, editors, The American Austin Bantam Club
American Station Wagon Owners Association, Tim Cleary, editor, American Station Wagon Owners Association
At The Sign of the Cat, Rob, Merritt, temporary editor, Cougar Club of America
The Bric Line, John T. Blair, editor, Bricklin International Owners Club, Inc.
Code-4, John Bujosa, president, Emergency Vehicle Owners & Operators Association
The Cormorant News Bulletin, Craig Handley, editor, The Packard Club
Corsa Communique, Mike McGowan, editor, Corvair Society of America
Crosley Quarterly, Fred Syrdal, editor, Crosley Automobile Club
Cross Flags, Jeff Butz, editor, The 1965-66 Full Size Chevrolet Club
DeSoto Adventures, Judith Kidder, editor, National DeSoto Club
Die Cast Collectors Club Newsletter, Diecast Car Collectors Club
Driveshaft, Doug Buhrer, editor, Lambda Car Club International
Durant Partner, Carol Fogarazzo, editor, Durant Motors Automobile Club
Front Wheel Driver, Mike Vogt, editor, Toronado Owners Association
Generator & Distributor, Dennis and Jean Fink, editors, Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Inc.
Jeepster News, James J. Sommer, editor, Willys Overland, Jeepster Club, Inc.
The Marmon News, Jeff Stumb, editor, The Marmon Club
The National Falcon News, Wendlyn Crosby, editor, Falcon Club of America
News-Flite, Andy Mikonis, editor, Chrysler 300 Club International
North American Singer Owners Club News, Phillip Avis, editor, North American Singer Owners Club
Plymouth Bulletin, Lanny D. Knutson, editor, Plymouth Owners Club
The Professional Car, Walter M.P. McCall, editor, Professional Car Society
Pur Sang, Thomas Clifford, editor, American Bugatti Club
Reo Echo, Butch Pream and Martin Moody, editors, The Reo Club of America, Inc.
The Rotunda Times, Steve Rohde, editor, Ford and Mercury Restorers Club of America
Runabouts to Rockets, Wendy Crosby, editor, National Antique Oldsmobile Club, Inc.
Secrets: Vintage Speed & Sport Magazine, Charles H. Yapp, editor, Secrets of Speed Society
The Self-Starter, Stephen E. Stewart, editor, Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc.
The Starter, John Nikodym, editor, Willys-Overland-Knight Registry, Inc.
Supercharger, Gary Bossuot, editor, Graham Owners Club International
Talegate, Chuck Snyder, editor, The International Station Wagon Club
Thunder & Lightning, Nathan Olson, editor, Hurst/Olds Club of America
Thunderbird Script, Kathy Holton, editor, International Thunderbird Club
Thunderbird Scoop, Terri McNeill, editor, Vintage Thunderbird Club International
Tucker Topics, Pat Fortin and Bill Pommering, editors, Tucker Automobile Club of America, Inc.
Viva Carrera, Bill Culver, editor, The Road Race Lincoln Register, Inc.
VSA, Jim Bates, editor and publisher, Volvo Sports America/1800 Register, Inc.
Western Racing Association Newsletter, Laurence Deutsch, editor, Western Racing Association
Wheels-n-Waves, Linda Correnti, editor, International Amphicar Owners Club
Woodie Times, John Lee, editor, The National Woodie Club
WPC NEWS, Richard Bowman, editor, Chrysler Product Restorers Club
Foundation Report News, Early Ford V-8 Foundation
Gray Goose News, Terry Ernest, editor, The Wills Sainte Claire Museum
Precious Metal, National Automobile Museum
The Spirit, Dave Pfaff, editor, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
Stanley Museum Quarterly, H. James Merrick, editor, Stanley Museum
The Time Machine, Mary Ann Porinchak, editor, National Packard Museum
Regional Full Size
AM Spirit, Steve Johnson, editor, Northern Ramblers Car Club, Inc.
“A” Quail Call, Carol Pennington, editor, Penn-Ohio “A” Ford Club, Inc.
The Beam, Lars and Joan Anderson, Wisconsin Region AACA
The Bird’s Nest, Don Seyour, editor, New England’s Vintage Thunderbirds
Bird Talk, Art Fleming, editor in chief, Long Island Thunderbirds
Buicktown Crier, Robert John Gorski, editor, Buicktown Chapter – Buick Club of America
Chrome Chronicle, Mark D. Deeds, editor, Wheels From The Past Car Club
Country Roads, Ron Althoff and Curtis Easter, editors, Blue Ridge Packards
Crank ‘n’ Throttle, Bob Merner, editor, Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter — Willys-Overland-Knight Registry
The Dashboard, Donald S. Wright, Greater Illinois Region — Classic Car Club of America
The Distributor, Brad Hunsinger, editor, Hi Country Regional Group —Early Ford V-8 Club of America
Driven, Micah McElravy, editor, Northern California Shelby American Automobile Club
Fiero Focus, Michelle and Scott Savage, editors, Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiast, Inc.
Got Yer Goat!, John and Linda Lawrence, editors, Classic GTO Association of Denver
Hawkeye Hexagon, Dick Boswell, editor, Hawkeye Packards
La Cad, Terry and Robyn Griffin, editors, Cadillac & LaSalle Club of Australia
Metropolitan Skyline, Grace Gluck, editor, Metro Region — Classic Car Club of America
Northern Lights, Bob Porter, editor, Ohio Region — Classic Car Club of America
Northern Lights, Donna Dirnberger, editor, Minnesota Region — AACA
The Nuts & Bolts, Anita Kirk, editor, AACA of Cape Canaveral
On Call, Bee Hamlin, editor, Mid-Atlantic Chapter — The Professional Car Society
The Packard Panorama, Jim Yocum, editor, Keystone Packards
PMD Excitement, Chuck Catalano, editor, South Jersey Pontiac Chapter — POCI
Porthole, Marge Dahl, editor, Gopher State Chapter — Buick Club of America
Road Chatter, Ken and Carolyn Bounds, editors, Northern Illinois Regional Group #8 — Early Ford V-8 Club
Royal Goat Tales, Tom Somerville, editor, GTO
Sacred Octagon, Dave Lawley, editor, The New England MG T Register Ltd.
The Spirit, Allan Franz, editor, Spirit of St. Louis Region — Classic Car Club of America
The Superior Times, Brady Smith, editor, Michigan Chapter — Professional Car Society
Tidewater Region AACA, Marty and Neil Sugermeyer, editors, AACA Tidewater Region
TMC, Chris and Bob Yates, editors, Tidewater Mopar Club
Torque, Tom Goad, editor, Michigan Region — Classic Car Club of America
Vintage Voice, Fred Lewis, editor, Oakland Pontiac Worldwide AACA Region
Wheeling the “A”, Sue Qua, editor, The Wisconsin Chapter — Model “A” Ford Club of America
Arizona Bird Chatter, Barbara Blair, editor, Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club
The Autograf, Jim and Kay Scott, editors, Mississippi Valley Region AACA
Boomtimes, William C. Anderson, editor, Buick Owners of Maryland
The Brass Lamp, Bill DeVore, editor, Genesee Valley Antique Car Society, Inc.
Brass Lamp, Shannon Olson, editor, Horseless Carriage Club of MO
Caddie Chronicle, Vince Taliano, editor, Potomac Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
Cadillac Past, Chris Milici, editor, New England Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
Classic Old Journal, Mary Degler, editor, Olds Club of Florida — Oldsmobile Club of America
Connector, Ed and Chris Gray, editors, Pacific Northwest Region — Lincoln & Continental Owners Club
Cormorant Flier, Karl Henry, editor, Wisconsin Packard Club
The Echo, Chris Collins, editor, Grand Canyon State Chapter — Studebaker Drivers Club
Exhaust Valve, Jim Jaeger, editor, Fireball Chapter — Buick Club of America
Fiero Focus, Michelle and Scott Savage, editorial staff, Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts, Inc.
The Herald, Stephen Page, editor, NorthStar Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
Hoosier Views, Bruce and Carol Gable, editors, Indiana Regional Group #56 — Early Ford V-8 Club of America
The Hub Cap, Joyce Edfors, editor, Wisconsin Region — Classic Car Club of America
Keystone Keynotes, Sidney Kaetzel, editor, Keystone Region Chapter — Studebaker Drivers Club
Mid-Atlantic Mayflower, David B. Young, editor, Mid-Atlantic Region — Plymouth Owners Club
Monthly Cruisin’, Patrick Touhey, editor, Mass Cruisers Auto Club
Oregon Clipper, David Charvet, editor, Oregon Region — Packards International Motorcar Club
Packardgram, Duane Gunn, editor, Arizona Region — Packards International
Planetary News, Mike Zahorik, editor, Greater Milwaukee — Model T Ford Club
The Rocket Review Quarterly, Scott Phillips, editor, Capitol City Rockets — Oldsmobile Club of America
SNIC BRAAAPP, Bob Streepy, editor, Illinois Sports Owners Association
Spark Plug, Shannon Olson, editor, Spirit of St. Louis Region — Classic Car Club of America
Tiger News, Ken Smith, editor, The Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club, Inc.
Valve Clatter, Ken Burns, editor, Northern Virginia Regional Group 96 — Early Ford V-8 Club
Regional Sub Compact
Arc and Spark, John McLellan, editor, Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club
Badger Bullet-N, Ernie Loga, editor, Badger Wheel Chapter — Studebaker Drivers Club
Bird’s News, Bert Eisenhour, editor, Chicagoland — Classic Thunderbirds Club
East Coast Chapter Newsletter International Ford Retractable Club, Dan and Pat Kasten, editors, East Coast Chapter — International Ford Retractable Club
Hexagon, Jon Hatfield, editor, Mid-Atlantic Packards, Inc.
Hexagon News, Bob Zimmerman, Midwest Region — Packards International
The Lord Nuffield Crier, Bob and Lynne Mendelsohn, editors, Ohio Chapter — New England MG T Register
Morris Gazette, Joe Mercer, editor, COMGO
The Northland Crown Journal, Tony Karsnia, editor, Northland Chapter — Professional Car Society
Northstar, David W. Gustafson, editor, Northstar Region — Lincoln Continental Owners Club
PCN, Allan G.Y. Meyer, editor, Northwest Citroën Owners Club
Pegasus Pages, Wayne Hudson, editor, Minnesota Fiero Forever
The Pious Pelican, Bud Juneau, Northern California Packards — Packard Automobile Classics, Inc.
Prix News, Tim Dye, editor, Grand Prix Chapter —Pontiac Oakland Club International
The River Cities Running Board, Al Lugo, editor, River Cities Model A Ford Club — Model A Ford Club of America
The Spokesman, Mike Spangler and Cheryl Samuel, editors, The Jefferson Collectibles
The Standard, Kevin Luedtke, editor, Motor City Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
The Strato-Vue, Dennis Orczykowski, editor, Rock River Valley Chapter — Studebaker Drivers Club
The Unibody Bulletin, Mike Spangler and Cheryl Samuel, editors, Mad-City Ramblers
1915-1918 Buick & McLaughlin-Buick Owners Newsletter Group, Dean Tryon, editor
Bow Tie Bulletin, Ron Panicucci, editor, Jersey Lakeland Region — Vintage Chevrolet Club of America
Chrysler Tonic, Carol Morice, editor, Northern Illinois Region — WPC Club, Inc.
Clutch Chatter, Larry Huffman, editor, Tri-County — AACA
The Dagmar, David Leger, editor, Rocky Mountain Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
The Data Plate, Carol Hoyle, editor, Mid-America Packard, Packard Automobile Classics
The Distributor, Brad Hunsinger, editor, Early Ford V-8 Club — Hi-Country Regional Group #28
E-Ford Lines, Judy Berrian, editor, European Ford Owners North America
The Exhaust Whistle, Robert Hinds, editor, Dixie Region — AACA
’54 Ford Club of America, Bruce Young, editor, ’54 Ford Club of America
From The Corral, Bill Krieger, editor, Northern Mustang Corral
Garden State Hudson News, Charles Becht, editor, Garden State Chapter — Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club
The Gaslite Gaze-atte, Bob Trueax, editor, Mid Valley Historical Auto Club — AACA
The GMC Times, Paul Bergstrom, editor, GMC Truck Chapter — POCI
Good Olds Days, Robert Bezingue, editor, Illinois Valley Old Chapter
The GTO Tiger Times, Rus Esenwime, editor, Susquehanna Valley GTO, GTO & Pontiac Enthusiast in Central Pennsylvania
The Iowa Corvair Connection, Jon Crisman, editor, Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts Chapter #526 — CORSA
Kaiser Frazer Owners Club International Quarterly, Mike and Karen Barker, editors
Long Life, Chuck Hoaglund, editor, Velie Motors Corporation
The Mobile Director, Joel Klassen, editor, Sunday Afternoon Car Klub
The NCRS Driveline, Eric Mortimer, editor, National Corvette Restorers Society
The Old Crank, John Chrisman, editor, Loveland Chapter — Veterans Motor Car Club of America
Pan Siftings, Ray Maier, editor, St. Cloud Antique Auto Club
Penn-Allegheny Chapter International Ford Retractable Club, Dave Dudt, editor
The Pony Express, Jade DeBone, editor, Aloha Mustang and Shelby Club of Hawaii
Puget Sounds, Ray and Sherry Bunn, editors, PSRG #18 — Early Ford V-8 Club
The River Cities Running Board, Al Lugo, editor, River Cities Model “A” Ford Club
The Rumble Sheet, Barb Bergdorf, editor, Badger State #35 — Early Ford V-8 Club
Professional Car Collector, Louis C. Farah, editor, Professional Cars International
Sidelights, Sylvia D. Lauridsen, editor, Illinois Region — AACA
The Spyder Web, Dee Lynch, editor, North East Wisconsin Corvair Club
The Steering Wheel, Ed Meyer, editor, MO/IL Gateway Chapter — Studebaker Drivers Club
Studebaker Spokesman, Claude Chmielewski, editor, Wisconsin Region — Studebaker Drivers Club
The Solenoid, Michael Berchart, editor, Great Autos of Yesteryear Car Club, Inc.
Tailfin, Gary Fisher, editor, Central Ohio Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
Tiger Times, Dick & Sandy Kos, managing editors, Land of Lakes GTO Club
Torsion Bar, Brian Dorothy, editor, Chrysler Product Owners Club, Inc.
Tough Americans, Jock Jacewicz, editor, National American Motors Drivers & Racers Association
Trail Bird News, Betty Tulowitzky, editor, Trail Birds of Southwest Florida Chapter 113 — CTCI
Vairforce, David McMillan, editor, Bay State Corvairs
The Voice, Karen and Jim Pittman, editors, Iowa CrossRoads Region — Cadillac & LaSalle Club
Wide Tracking, Greg Sereico, editor, GTO Association of Pennsylvania
*Certificates not sent for honorable mention.
More Resources for Car Collectors:
- Classic car price guides, research, books, back issues of Old Cars Weekly & more
- Get expert restoration advice for your classic car
- Get car pricing, data and history all in one place
- Sign up for Old Cars Weekly’s FREE email newsletter
- Need to buy or sell your classic car? Looking for parts or memorabilia? Search our huge online classified marketplace