Auto Heritage Foundation opens entries for media awards

PLYMOUTH—The Automotive Heritage Foundation is now accepting entries in its 2020 journalism awards competition.

The program recognizes outstanding journalism in 10 automotive heritage categories, including best book, vehicle-restoration article, motorsports feature, best heritage blog, column, or broadcast story.

The entry deadline for this year’s program is May 31. Awards will be presented at the Concours d’Elegance of America on Sunday, July 26 in the Brembo media center at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. In case the concours is canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, the Automotive Heritage Foundation (AHA) also is developing plans for a “virtual” online awards ceremony.

Additional information along with a list of previous winners can be found at

Kiekert AG, the German developer of automotive locking systems, is the official sponsor of the competition. The company has a production plant and a research and development center in Wixom.

Award winners are selected by a jury of more than 20 auto journalists and academics, headed by Csaba Csere, former editor-in-chief of Car & Driver magazine, and Gary Witzenburg, president of the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year program.

The annual competition is one of four AHA programs, including Concept Car of the Year, Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. Other AHA sponsors include the Society of Automotive Historians, Brembo, the Concourse d’Elegance of America and America’s Automotive Trust.

More about Kiekert at The company employs 6,500 people in 11 countries at eight production plants, seven development centers and three distribution locations that develop, produce and sell a wide variety of customer solutions.

In the United States, the company has two facilities in Wixom, Michigan – a production plant and the company’s lead engineering, sales and program management center for North America.

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