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AACA announces three new national awards


HERSHEY, Pa.- The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) introduces three new National Awards: The Corvette Award; The Military Vehicle Award; and The Thunderbird Award.


The Corvette Award. In honor of Mel Mann; in appreciation of his dedicated service to AACA and in recognition as a collector of fine Corvettes. Presented by South Florida Region Antique Automobile Club of America.

The Military Vehicle Award; presented for an outstanding military vehicle (Junior or Senior) entered in a national meet during the year. The manufactured vehicle should be legal for highway operation and the award will be based on the maintenance, preservation and/or restoration of the vehicle. This award was established in 2012 by the United States Marine Corps Motor Transport Association, Inc.


The Thunderbird Award; presented in the name of the Earl Tindol Family, in recognition of the Ford Thunderbird and its role in automotive history. This award is given to the most outstanding Thunderbird at an AACA national meet.

The AACA has established a comprehensive awards program to recognize outstanding achievement, superior contribution to the AACA and the hobby, participation in special events and restoration excellence. With 15 National Events held each year there are plenty of opportunities to win a National Award.

National Awards are presented to selected recipients based on criteria established by the Board of Directors. The awards are divided into two general groups. Some are presented for outstanding vehicles entered in AACA National Activities and others are presented for specific achievements of individuals or organizations. The trophies for these awards have been donated to the AACA and many of them memorialize specific individuals for their contribution to the automotive industry or to the Antique Automobile hobby. The original trophies are displayed at the AACA National Headquarters and recipients receive a magnificent crystal trophy.

For additional information on the Antique Automobile Club of America and National Award recognition, please visit

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