June is always a busy month in the world of classic cars, and the Historic Vehicle Association has been making the rounds handing out awards at the nation’s top events. The HVA was on hand at five separate events last month. Read on for our monthly recap of HVA award winners at shows across the country.
At the Sloan Museum Auto Fair held annually at the Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan, the THIS CAR MATTERS Award was presented to the 1954 Corvette EX-87 (a.k.a. “the Zora Duntov Test Mule”). The first Corvette outfitted with a V-8, it now resides in the Ken Lingenfelter Collection.
Ault Park Concours
The 38th annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance saw no lack of stunning vehicles in attendance last month. Among the spectacular cars on display was this 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe. Owned by Greg Ornazian of Troy, Michigan, this exceptional car took home the HVA Preservation Award.
Carlisle All-GM Nationals
While there is always no shortage of Camaros at the GM Nationals, this year’s event saw the first of 49 pilot-build Camaros in attendance. Hand-assembled in 1966 by Fisher Body of Detroit, the final work on the car was done at GM’s Norwood Assembly Plant in Ohio. Given its title as the first one ever built, Corey Lawson’s 1967 Camaro was a more than deserving recipient of our THIS CAR MATTERS Award.
The Elegance At Hershey
Always an impressive display, this year’s The Elegance At Hershey featured dozens of stellar cars. Taking home the THIS CAR MATTERS Award was this 1937 Studebaker President owned by the Canton Classic Car Museum in Canton, Ohio. Converted into an armored police car, it was used to maintain control during the violent strikes in Canton during the late 1930s. Meanwhile, this iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, one of two cars used for Goldfinger, received the HVA/FIVA Preservation Award.
San Marino Motor Classic
Out West, this AC Bristol took home the HVA Preservation Award at the San Marino Motor Classic. This particular AC was a class winner at Sebring in 1956. One of five built, this 1952 Pre A Glockler Porsche received our THIS CAR MATTERS Award. Having raced in both North America and Europe, it represents an amazing chapter in the storied history of motorsports.