Recent and Soon to Happen Awards and Events

It is the “Awards and Honors” time of the year. Here are a few that have come across AWCom’s computer screen:

Mothers® 10th Annual Shine Awards

Honoring excellence in vehicle design the 2010 Mothers® Shine Award was presented at SEMA to this 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “Dragon” 2010 Mothers Shine Award Winner 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Dragon

Additionally Mothers® presented 12 Choice Awards. One of our favorites – this 1961 Mercedes 190 SL “Merecedes Bent”:

2010 Mothers Shine Award Winner 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Dragon

Click here for all the winners and pictures.

Automotive Journalist of the Year – Canada

Jaguar Land Rover Canada recently presented Mark Richardson of the Toronto Star with the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC)’s 2010 Automotive Journalist of the Year award. A panel of judges praised him for his “Good imagination, clear writing and well-rounded choice of topics.” The award was established by Land Rover in 1984.

Urban Wheel Awards

15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards

Ford Motor Company’s Tony K. Brown will receive the Executive of the Year award during the 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards event on Jan. 9, at Detroit’s Motor City Casino Hotel. Brown, Group Vice President of Global Purchasing is being honored for his proven success in management, dedication to furthering diversity in the auto industry, and commitment to advancing his company’s multicultural goals.

Also slated to be honored at the event is Max Siegel, a groundbreaker for African Americans in the motorsports. As NASCAR’S highest-ranking African-American executive, Siegel oversaw the entire DEI organization including competition, marketing, sales, sponsorships and distribution for all DEI’s properties including motorsports teams, licensing, promotion, business development and the Dale Earnhardt Foundation. Green Car Exhibit

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Honda Motor Company, Ltd., Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation have been named by Decisive Media as “The Greenest Auto Companies In America” and will be honored at the Urban Wheels event, as well.

Green Car of the Year

 Finalists for the 2011 Green Car of the Year®, award to be announced Nov. 18 at the L.A. Auto Show are the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the 2011 Nissan Leaf.

SEMA Hottest Awards

The Chevrolet Camaro, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler were named winners in their respective classes of SEMA’s first annual “Hottest Awards” The awards identify the most accessory-friendly new models displayed at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Named “Best New Product” at the show was Continental Tire’s Pro Contact ™ for its innovative low-rolling resistance and fuel-saving features.

Auto Pacific & IntelliChoice Motor Choice Awards

Instead of vehicles classes, Auto Pacific and IntelliChoice combined their skills to research and establish 15 driver classes according to their lifestyle and then match the premium and popular auto brands favored by each. For example: Youthful: Dodge Challenger and Lexus IS, Kid Friendly: Toyota Sequoia and Mercedes-Benz GL. Click here for the complete list of Motorist Choice Awards.