TACOMA, Wash. – RM Group founder Rob Myers will be honored with the Nicola Bulgari Award from America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), which bestows its highest decoration to individuals within the automotive community for their efforts to preserve America’s motoring heritage.
Myers, who began his career in a one-car garage more than 35 years ago, has since become the head of one of the world’s leading auction houses for collectible vehicles.
Myers partnered with Dan Warrener and Mike Fairbarn to form RM Auctions in 1991. This led the three to expand operations throughout North America and Europe.
“Rob’s commitment and efforts have been a major force in the growth of restoration and preservation into a multi-billion-dollar industry, which has led to countless jobs for restoration experts and preserved innumerable classic and vintage cars for collectors,” said AAT CEO, David Madeira. “We are honored to recognize him with our most prominent award.”
The Nicola Bulgari Award – named after the famous luxury goods magnate, renowned car collector and AAT board member – is presented annually in recognition of an individual’s lifelong efforts to promote America’s automotive heritage through education, car restoration and/or collecting classic cars. Bulgari selects the recipient from a slate of candidates and past recipients include NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick; McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty; Dr. Frederick Simeone, founder of the Simeone Automotive Museum; and Edward Welburn, former vice president of global design for General Motors.
The award will be presented at a reunion of previous winners at Bulgari’s private collection during the 2016 Buick Club of America 50th Anniversary Celebration in Allentown, Pa. The award will be on permanent display at ACM’s 165,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tacoma, Wash.
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