By Richard Lentinello
At the recent Cadillac La Salle Club’s Grand National Meet held in Louisville, Kentucky, I had the distinct honor of being awarded the Maurice Hendry Award for my new book, Cadillac Style.
“For Excellence in Journalistic Contributions” is the award’s declaration, and I’m absolutely flattered to have been considered.
As stated by the CLC, “The Hendry Award was established by Maurice D. Hendry, author of Cadillac, the Complete History as well as numerous other literary contributions to the hobby. Residing in Auckland, New Zealand, Mr. Hendry personifies the literary ability and dedication needed to research, by a long distance, events and history. He then transforms that date into detailed books and articles that provide enjoyable reading and greatly enhances one’s knowledge of the marque. Mr. Hendry offers this trophy as an incentive to any CLC member who excels in journalistic contributions in furtherance of the purpose of the Cadillac & La Salle Club. Criteria for the award include excellence in writing skills, style, originality, content, research, and illustrations.”
For details on joining the Cadillac La Salle Club, visit their website at CadillacLaSalleClub.org.
Founders of the Carlisle automotive events Bill Miller, Jr. and the late Chip Miller will be honored with the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award at this year’s “Night at the Museum” fundraiser.
The award is given to “individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the hobby.” The Carlisle automotive events, started by the two Miller’s in 1974 for post-war collector cars, now welcome more than 400,000 attendees annually.
For 2019, the “Night at the Museum” fundraiser takes on a more relaxed demeanor with a less formal dress code than in past years, the invitation encouraging people to “come as they are.” Lower ticket prices join the more casual environment in an attempt to “fill the Museum with people.” The event offers a “family-style” dinner, a silent auction, and new for 2019, “professional interpretive actors” who will bring pieces of the museum’s collection to life including the “Forest Gump bus,” a Delorean DMC-12, and Whitney Houston’s limousine.
The “Night at the Museum” fundraiser and AACA Museum’s Automotive Heritage Award dinner will take place on the evening of October 9 at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For more information on the event, visit AACAMuseum.org.