Our Award Winning Cars

This list is by no means complete.  As members submit photos and information, they will be added here.  [Note: When sending in submissions, include date, place, year and make of car, and which award it won.  Thanks.]

November 2021:  Fred and Melissa Mazur’s award winning 1963, factory supercharged, Studebaker Avanti, R-2, earned a Gold Certification Award by scoring 988 out of 1000 points at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago this past November.  To achieve this award, the car must be over 95% correct/ authentic/as judged by experts of the brand. The car also earned the Platinum Judges Choice Award as the best Studebaker there.  The Chicago, MCACN show is often referred to as “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars”, with over 600 cars, there by invitation.

Fred and Melissa’s car sat next to the Avanti, driven by Andy Granatelli at Bonneville Salt Flats in 1962 that broke 29 Land Speed Records.  This was the same car that appeared in the Champion Spark ads of the day.  Fred is pictured with Wayne Carini from the TV show, “Chasing Classic Cars”, and Scott Houck, announcer/commentator from the Mecum Car Auctions.


September 10, 2017,  from Charlyn Mulkey:  After her Florida trip was cancelled because of Hurricane Irma, Lisa Fricke entered the Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club big show in Akron, Ohio.  She won 2nd place which was judged by MCA rules.

Lisa 2017 NEOMC Car Show 2nd place


August 2, 2017: Dwight Hutton submitted this photo of John Namachar with his 2nd in class trophy at the Summit Racing All Mustang Show on July 29.

2017.07.28 J Namachar Summit Racing


May 27, 2017: This was submitted by reporter/member Fred Mazur.

Today in Huntington, WVa., Dwight’s and Mary’s 1990 McLaren earned its’ “Original” award badge  in the “Historical Preservation of Original Features” class with the Antique Automobile Club of America.  The car (and Dwight) gathered a lot of attention at this National Spring Meet.   The car was evaluated by a team of expert judges and was found to be correct and all original (unrestored).  Click on his hyperlink and read what was written by Mike James of the Daily Independent:  http://www.dailyindependent.com/car-show/image_d9a3737e-430f-11e7-bafb-fb6a508b4fe1.html

Dwight with 1990 McLaren

Dwight Hutton and his 1990 McLaren


The GPMC was again well represented at the 2016 Mt. Lebanon Police Department Car Show.   Winners shown above:  GPMC members Jim, Al, Ernie and Dwight; and former GPMC member Bob.

Also at the 2015 Ford Nationals at Carlisle, Fred’s 1965 Mustang won Best Stock during the Red Mustang Registry awards ceremony.  At the ceremony, he met the original owner of the car.  You can read the story here on page 73: http://issuu.com/stangmagazine/docs/juneone.compressed

Dave with his award from the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show, May 2015:

From the Ford Nationals in Carlisle, June 2014:

From the 2014 Mt. Lebanon car show: