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2020 Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year Award - 2020 Chevrolet Corvette


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When you completely reimagine a car as iconic as Corvette, you get a beautifully sculpted mid-engine sports car that makes a powerful statement. Not your everyday car, but a car you want to drive every day. One that’s all new, with just one part carried over from the previous generation. And with aerodynamic components integrated throughout, its gorgeous form is functional.


2020 Concept Car Of The Year - Honda Augmented Driving


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In the autonomous future, Honda believes that customers will be able to enjoy mobility in new ways when freed from the responsibility of driving. At the same time, customers may still want to experience the emotion and thrill of driving.

Honda’s Augmented Driving Concept features a seamless transition from autonomous to semi-autonomous driving operation. To respond quickly to the user’s curiosity, the autonomous driving system is constantly on standby, ready to intervene and control the vehicle when needed. The driving system changes between automatic and manual mode with a switch, and features more than eight modes between fully autonomous and semi-autonomous operation. Various sensors in the vehicle continuously read the user’s intention to smoothly shift between these modes, creating an instinctive driving experience.

2020 Automotive Heritage Awards


2020 AHA Journalism Awards Winners

Best Heritage Personality Profile

  • Bronze | Daniel Strohl – Richard Sias’s 1968 Dodge Charger design both defined and ended his career at Chrysler – Hemmings
  • Bronze | David Smith – Lee lacocca, ?Father of the Mustang,’ Dies at 94
  • Bronze | Bill Eggers, Jennifer Oritz, Gary Anderson – Handmade History – The Star Magazine
  • Bronze | Gary Witzenburg – Zora Arkus-Duntov: Corvette’s Father Figure – Collectible Automobile

Best Automotive Heritage Book

  • Silver | Edward Renehan – The Life of Charles Stewart Mott: Industrialist, Philanthropist, Mr. Flint
  • Silver | Maurice Liang – Viper: 25 Years of Hisssstory
  • Bronze | Chris Theodore – THE LAST SHELBY COBRA, My Times with Carroll Shelby

Best Automotive Heritage Facility Story

  • Silver | Jeannette Gutierrez – Liberator’s 7-month Saga: Birth, Life, and Death of the B-24 TwoTon Tessie – Aviation History Magazine
  • Bronze | Myles Kornblatt – The Secrets of Lingotto – Hemmings
  • Bronze | Vince Guerrieri – Honda’s Massive Ohio Plant Rose as General Motors Fell – Ohio Magazine

Best Heritage Car Culture Story

  • Gold | Daniel Miller – “Larger Than Life: Uncovering the Legend of Big Willie Robinson” – LA Times – Best-in-Category Trophy Winner
  • Gold | Larry Printz – 7 car-themed cartoons that shaped young enthusiasts before cable TV – Hagerty – Best-in-Category Trophy Winner
  • Silver | Rich Taylor – A Night to Remember – Victory Lane
  • Bronze | Emiko Jozuka – How Honda survived a trade war with the US and won over Americans – CNN
  • Bronze | Rick Hirsh – Chrysler “Spins the Music” Again with RCA “45” Auto Victrola – Chrysler Power

Best Heritage Blog or Column

  • Bronze | Mike Gulett – My Car Quest – My Car Quest

Best Marque-Specific Story

  • Silver | Terry V. Boyce – 1949 Ford: The Car That Saved A Company – Michigan History Magazine
  • Silver | Larry Printz – How Packard could have doomed Chrysler Corporation – Hagerty
  • Bronze | David van Duzer, Gary Anderson – Ready for the Grand Tour – The Star Magazine
  • Bronze | Gary Witzenburg – How Chevrolet Created the Camaro to Take on Ford’s Mustang – Hagerty
  • Bronze | Vince Guerrieri – Still Waiting for a Savior: Before GM Left, Avanti Sold an Ohio Town an Impossible Dream – Jalopnik
  • Bronze | Rich Taylor – Lord of the Rings
  • Bronze | Graham Robson – A Great Day for a Great Car – The Star Magazine

Best Heritage Restoration or Repair Story

  • Bronze | Richard Truett – Autoweek’s Project: TR7 – Autoweek

Best Heritage Motorsport Story

  • Gold | Richard Quinn – An Exacting Test: Studebakers at Indianapolis in the Thirties – Collectible Automobile – Best-in-Category Trophy Winner
  • Gold | Gary Witzenburg – A Go at the ?Ring – Vintage Motorsport – Best-in-Category Trophy Winner
  • Silver | Bruce Troxell – The Day Corvette Became a World Class Sports Car – Tirebuyer
  • Silver | Mike Matune – Chuck and Pete’s Excellent Adventure – Vintage Motorsport
  • Silver | Jeff MacGregor – Speed Demons: A blazing nitromethane-fueled American tale of racing glory, murder, and a son’s pursuit of his father’s unfinished legacy – Smithsonian Magazine
  • Bronze | Vince Guerrieri – Racing on the Bay – Ohio Magazine
  • Bronze | Gary Witzenburg – Pushing the Envelope – Part 2 – Corvette Magazine
  • Bronze | Daniel Strohl – Split apart, stolen, and misidentified, Fageol’s Supersonic/Pataray led a tortured existence – Hemmings
  • Bronze | Graham Robson – Glory Days – The Star Magazine
  • Bronze | Burt Levy – Passion, Speed, and Style

Best Audio or Video Story