Each year, the Society recognizes significant contributions to the publishing, documentation, and preservation of the worldwide history of the motor vehicle. Awards are given for publishing in print (books, articles and magazines) and non-print media (film, video, audio, websites, etc.).
In addition, awards are made for papers authored by undergraduate and graduate-level students at educational institutions. Service awards are presented for the preservation of archives and for exemplary service to the cause of automotive history. Nominations are received in the spring of each year and awards are presented at the Society's annual meeting, held during October. See the right sidebar of this web page for previous year award recipients.
2013 SAH AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
CARL BENZ AWARD
E.P. INGERSOLL AWARD
FRIEND OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY
JAMES J. BRADLEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Have you helped a Librarian Lately? You can-- with a nomination for the James J. Bradley Distinguished Service Award! Every year, the Society of Automotive Historians honors the work of libraries and archives whose mission is to preserve motor vehicle resource materials.
NICHOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT AWARD, ENGLISH
RICHARD AND GRACE BRIGHAM AWARD
RICHARD SCHARCHBURG STUDENT PAPER AWARD, 2013
In order to encourage research and writing effort among university students in the area of automotive history, the Society confers its annual award for the best student paper in the auto history field. The award is named for Richard Scharchburg, the late Professor of History at Kettering University, eminent automotive historian, and past president of the Society of Automotive Historians. Persons submitting papers must be enrolled at educational institutions (upper-class undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of submission. This competition is international in scope, but papers must be in the English language.
Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, and should be double-spaced.
Possible subjects include but are not limited to historical aspects of automobile companies and their leaders, regulation of the auto industry, financial and economic aspects of the industry, the social effects of the automobile, highway development, environmental matters, and automotive marketing, design, engineering and safety.
A cover letter should be included stating the student's address, school, program, advisor, and stage in studies. The student should indicate how the paper submitted will relate to his or her professional future.
Upon recommendation of the judges, the winning paper will considered for
Submissions should be sent to: