Collectible Automobile Magazine

Our Awards

We’re proud of the many awards that Collectible Automobile® has won for writing, graphics, and general excellence.

 

International Automotive Media Competition

2017

  • Silver medallion; magazine writing, single-marque or manufacturer history (for “1964-67 Pontiac 2+2: Special Added Attraction” in June 2016 issue).
  • Silver medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for June 2016 issue).

 

2016

  • Gold medallion; magazine writing, collector car (for “Record Collector: The Story of a Special 1958 Chrysler 300-D” in June 2015 issue).
  • Bronze medallion; magazine writing, biography (for “George W. Romney: ‘Bet Every Last Dollar in Yourself’” in April 2015 issue).
  • Bronze medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for June 2015 issue).

 

2015

  • Silver medallion; magazine writing, single-marque or manufacturer history (for “Classically Trained: The Nashes of 1930-34” in February 2014 issue).
  • Bronze medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for February 2014 issue).

 

2014

  • Bronze medallion; magazine graphics, illustration from collected art (to Harry Kapsalis for “Anniversary Waltz: General Motors’s 1958 Golden Jubilee” in October 2013 issue).
  • Bronze medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for August 2013 issue).

 

2013

  • Gold medallion; magazine writing, single-marque or manufacturer history (for “Black Ops: The Story of the 1982-87 Buick Grand National and GNX” in August 2012 issue).
  • Silver medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for October 2012 issue).

 

2012

  • Gold medallion; magazine writing, single-marque or manufacturer history (for “1980-85 General Motors X-Cars: From Exhilarating to Exasperating” in August 2011 issue).
  • Bronze medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for June 2011 issue).

 

2011

  • Gold medallion; magazine writing, single-marque or manufacturer history (for “1951 Buick XP-300: Mr. Chayne Builds His Dream Car” in April 2010 issue).
  • Silver medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for February 2010 issue).

 

2010

  • Silver medallion; magazine writing, motorsports history (for “Last Legs: A Story of the Final Carrera Panamericana” in June 2009 issue).
  • Gold medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for June 2009 issue).
  • “Best of Single Issues” trophy (judged against other single-issue category winners).

 

2009

  • Silver medallion; magazine writing, general history (for “That Shrinking Feeling: How and Why GM Downsized for 1977” in April 2008 issue).
  • Silver medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for February 2008 issue).

 

2008

  • Gold medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for April 2007 issue).
  • “Best of Single Issues” trophy (judged against other single-issue category winners).

 

2006

  • Gold medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for August 2005 issue).

 

2005

  • Silver medallion; magazine single-issue, 20,000-100,000 circulation (for April 2005 issue).

 

2004

  • Bronze medallion; magazine single-issue, over 100,000 circulation—reclassified at judges’ discretion (for August 2003 issue).

 

2002

  • Bronze medallion; magazine single-issue, under 50,000 circulation (for October 2001 issue).

 

Society of Automotive Historians

2016

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2015 “1967-70 Cadillac Eldorado: Applying a Personal Touch” in June 2015 issue).
  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2015 “Record Collector: The Story of a Special 1958 Chrysler 300-D” in June 2015 issue).

 

2015

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2014 “Lightning in a Bottle Again: The Return of the Electric Car in America” in October 2014 issue).

 

2014

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2013 “A Star Is Reborn: Restoring the 1955 LaSalle II Roadster” in June 2013 issue).

 

2011

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2010 “1951 Buick XP-300: Mr. Chayne Builds His Dream Car” in April 2010 issue).

 

2010

  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2009 “Last Legs: A Story of the Final Carrera Panamericana” in June 2009 issue).

 

2009

  • Richard and Grace Brigham Award (for outstanding treatment of historical topics in an automotive periodical from all issues of 2008).

 

2008

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2007 “The End of the Future: Chrysler Corporation Cars of 1957” in June 2007 issue).

 

2007

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2006 “Breaking the Mold: NASCAR at Road America, 1956” in June 2006 issue).
  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2006 “Standing the Test of Time: The Continuing Story of the Packard Proving Grounds” in April 2006 issue).

 

2006

  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2005 “Brooks Stevens: The Seer that Made Milwaukee Famous” in June 2005 issue).

 

2005

  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2004 “Bound by Tradition: The Coachcraft Story” in October 2004 issue).
  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2004 “1960-62 Plymouth Valiant: Chrysler’s Unique Slant on the Compact” in August 2004 issue).

 

2004

  • Carl Benz Award (for co-outstanding periodical article of 2003 “Mysterious Ways: The Long, Strange Trip of the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88” in October 2003 issue).
  • Carl Benz Award (for co-outstanding periodical article of 2003 “1951 General Motors LeSabre: Harley Earl’s Think Tank” in February 2003 issue).

 

2003

  • Carl Benz Award of Distinction (for “honorable-mention” periodical article of 2002 “Tom McCahill: Say ‘Uncle’” in December 2002 issue).

 

2001

  • Richard and Grace Brigham Award (for best treatment of historical topics in an automotive periodical from all issues of 2000).
  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 2000 “Unrealized Dreams: GM’s 1955 LaSalle II Motorama Cars” in February 2000 issue).

 

2000

  • Carl Benz Award (for outstanding periodical article of 1999 “American Originals: The Sports Cars of Frank Kurtis” in October 1999 issue).

 

1993

  • Richard and Grace Brigham Award (for best overall treatment of automotive history in a magazine from all issues of 1992).