2021 SAH Award Winners

The 2021 SAH Awards have been announced by the Awards Committee.

NICOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT AWARD, ENGLISH

Henry Dominguez, The Cellini of Chrome: George Walker – Ford Motor Company’s First VP of Design (2020).

Presented for a books written in English that best advance the understanding of the history of the automobile.

CUGNOT AWARD OF DISTINCTION, ENGLISH

Gretchen Soren, Driving While Black: African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights (2020).

Presented for books written in English that best advance the understanding of the history of the automobile.

NICOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT AWARD, LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH

Erich Karsholt,Dansk Bilproduktion (2020).

Presented for a books that best advance the understanding of the history of the automobile, written in a language other than English.

CUGNOT AWARD OF DISTINCTION, LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH

Christian Rouxel, Fenaille & Despeaux, L’ancetre d’Esso (2020).

Presented for a book that best advance the understanding of the history of the automobile, written in a language other than English.

CARL BENZ AWARD 

Karl Ludvigsen, “The Origin of the Species,” The Automobile, June, 2020.

Presented for excellence in the presentation of automotive history as an article in a periodical.

CARL BENZ AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Karl Ludvigsen, “Fuhrmann’s Formidable Four-Cam,” Classic Porsche January, 2020.

Presented for excellence in the presentation of automotive history as an article in a periodical.

FRIEND OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY AWARD

Richard Lentinelto

Presented in recognition of an individual who over time has made a profound individual contribution to the automotive history community and the historical record.

RICHARD AND GRACE BRIGHAM AWARD 

The Automobile

In recognition of exemplary editorial, graphic or historical content published in a commercial, institutional or club periodical during 2020.

J.J BRADLEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

No award given this year.

Presented to museums, archives, and libraries for exemplary efforts in preserving motor vehicle resource materials.

THE E.P. INGERSOLL AWARD 

No award given this year.

Presented for the best presentation of automotive history in media other than print.

R.P SCHARCHBURG STUDENT PAPER AWARD

No award given this year.

Presented or the best graduate and undergraduate paper in automotive history.