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Call For Entries & Industry Updates - AHF Bulletin #5 May 2021

A Shunpiker's Journal
May 10, 2021 12:00 PM

The "AHF Bulletin" is meant to keep our community informed about what's happening throughout our spheres of interest. Please join us in promoting and celebrating automotive history, culture, and aesthetics by becoming a member, and send us the news you'd like to share.

Automotive Heritage Awards

Just a few short weeks left to get your entries in for the Automotive Heritage Journalism Competition. The deadline is May 31st midnight EDST and can be done easily on the website. Awards are to be presented in July for “automotive heritage stories best told” in ten categories. Join the best automotive journalists in this contest.

Submit Your Journalism Entries Now!

Bill Warner at the Brumos Collection

Those who love racing history will love this chat with Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This video is part of a series produced by the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville, FL. As a teenager Bill began photographing and writing about sports car racing leading to an amazing career. You’ll hear some great stories about the cars and the people of what some would call the golden age of sports car racing.


Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - May 20-23

Easily the second most prestigious Concours d’Elegance in the U.S. is at the Ritz Carlton Hotel just north of Jacksonville. Bill Warner and his team do an amazing job every year of presenting the best classic, racing and collector cars in the world. Usually held the first weekend in March, it was cancelled last year and postponed this year. Lyn St. James will be honored along with the 935 Porsche cars, Chevy racing history, eccentric two-stroke motorcycles and a couple dozen other categories.

MotorCities at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Though the dreaded virus slowed progress on the new visitors center and a comprehensive rethinking of the visiting experience, the Ford House is ready for a grand opening May 22-23. The EyesOnDesign show traditionally on Fathers Day has been moved to September 19th. Our friends at the MotorCities National Heritage Area explore the changes on their MotorCities At Home series


Wheels & Keels

Friend of the AHF, Bob Jepson of Savannah, won Best of Show European at the Wheels and Keels Concours in Texas last weekend with his magnificent Horch 835A Special Roadster by Erdmann & Rossi. Best of Show American went to a stunning Auburn Supercharged Boattail Speedster owned by Michael Sullivan of Cheyanne, WY. First U.S. showing for both cars.

Keels & Wheels Awards presented by Ed Lucas

Help Preserve Automotive Heritage

We humbly solicit donations of any size from those who share our passion for the promulgation of automotive history culture and aesthetics. Our 501(c)3 status was granted by the IRS effective February 2019. We would also be pleased to share in your knowledge, expertise and dedication as in-kind and volunteer contributions to AHA and AHF projects.

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A Shunpiker's Journal, hosted by Steve Purdy, covers the stories of its host and others who shun the turnpikes and freeways of America to better enjoy the businesses and life that revolve around the automobile.

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