Spirit of St. Louis Region Awards
R.H. Olson Member of Excellence Award
Established in 2014, the R.H. Olson Member of Excellence Award is presented annually at the Spirit of St. Louis Region - CCCA Annual Meeting. This award honors those members who are dedicated to the antique and Classic automobile hobby. Each member who is honored with this award has shown great interest, passion, leadership and generosity in all areas of the antique and Classic automobile hobby by participation which may include, but not be limited to, Tours, CARavans, Open Houses, Car Shows, Board of Directors seats, other leadership positions in the hobby, and continuing education and awareness of the antique and Classic automobile.
Each member who is honored must be a member of the Classic Car Club of America as well as a member of the Spirit of St. Louis Region of the Classic Car Club of America. However, criteria for those considered for this award will be based on their participation in the antique and Classic automobile hobby as a whole, including their level of participation in other antique and Classic automobile clubs in the United States of America, especially in and around the surrounding areas of St. Louis, MO. Ownership of a Classic Car is not mandatory for consideration for the award. Each member honored will be in possession of the award for one year and will pass the award on to the next honored member at the Spirit of St. Louis Region of the Classic Car Club of America Annual Meeting. A descendant of Richard H. Olson will be present to award the honoree.
2017 - Barb Knudsen
2016 - Fred Weber
2015 - Fred Guyton
2014 - Don Hoelscher
The Participation Award was established in 1998 to recognize those individuals in the Spirit of St.Louis Region who exhibit a high level of participation in both Regional and National CCCA events during our calendar year of activities. The award is presented at the Spirit of St. Louis Region's Annual Meeting in November of each year.
Conceived in 2015 as the John Porbeck Driving Award, and renamed in 2017 as the Director's Award, it was placed in competition in memory of the late Spirit Region member John Porbeck who was passionate about driving his Classic Cars. It is awarded each year to the member who best exemplifies the spirit of Classic driving that is the legacy of John Porbeck. The award is presented at the Spirit of St. Louis Region's Annual Meeting in November of each year.
2017 - Todd Tobiasz
National CCCA Awards
The Spirit of St. Louis Region has received Special Achievement Awards from the National CCCA in several categories.
Citation For Distinguished Service
2004 - Don Hoelscher
Regional Director Award
2010 - Wendell Smith
Regional Activities and Performance Award
2009 - Spirit of St. Louis Region
The Classic Spirit Award
2009 - Fred Guyton
Mc Manus Publications Incentive Award
1999 - Spirit of St. Louis Region
Peter Dudney Trophy
1987 - Richard Quick
2001 - Nelson Itterly
2002/03/04 - Don Hoelscher
2006 - Nelson Itterly
1989 - Joel Haffner, Don and Joan Hoelscher