Shoup Award Winners
Outstanding Region/Society Participation
In 1984, the Shoup Award was created by the Rebel Region originally to encourage Pre-War motorcar participation in Region/Society Meets. Today the Award is given to the Region/Society with the largest computed score for the participation of Member owned cars in a single Region/Society event. The award is named after our club’s first President, and a true gentleman, Sam Shoup. The event must be a single day affair. Multi-day tours or meets are not recognized as Shoup eligible events. There is no limit as to the number of cars a member can bring to the meet, however, a Region/Society member must own all cars computed in the score.
Organizing and conducting an event that encourages a large turnout of member’s cars is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Those Regions that have been Shoup Award winners worked diligently to produce an interesting event, and very hard to encourage members to bring their motorcars.
It is the responsibility of the Region/Affiliate applying for the award to record each member’s name and their car(s) make, year, model, and chassis number. Once the data is organized, the material is then submitted to the Vice-President of Regions and Affiliates. The time frame for eligible meets usually runs from July 1 to June 30. Contact the Vice-President Regions/Affiliates for exact dates. The winner of the Shoup Award will be announced at the awards banquet during the Annual Meet.
Pre-war cars will receive 35 points and post-war cars will receive 15 points for participating in a Region/Affiliate meet. There are no bonus points for body styles, chassis types, etc. However, Edwardian Ghosts will receive 50 points for participating. The total car score is then divided by the number of Full Members within the Region/Society. This weighs the score such that small Regions/Societies can compete fairly with large Regions/Societies. The smallest Region in the RROC is on equal footing with the largest. After the division of the score by the number of full members the resulting factor is used to determine the winner.
In applying for the Shoup Award please include a description of the event, a roster of the cars in attendance including owner name and chassis number. Please also include the calculation of points awards and confirm the number of active members with RROC-HQ to determine the division. The cut off date for submittals is June 30th.
In the prior 34 years, the award has been won by nine different Regions, whose membership base varies in size from some of the smallest Regions to some of the largest.
|2017||San Diego Region||Al Whitley|
|2016||Lake Michigan Region||James Szczepanik|
|2015||Lake Michigan Region||James Szczepanik|
|2014||Lake Michigan Region||James Carlini|
|2013||Lake Michigan Region||James Carlini|
|2012||San Diego Region||Yvonne Webb|
|2011||Motor Region||Gary Rock|
|2010||Can Am Prairie Region||Rob Manderson|
|2009||Motor Region||Richard Vaughan|
|2008||British Columbia Region||Anthony James May|
|2007||Can-Am Prairie Region||Kathy Doyle|
|2006||Yankee Region||Michael Gaetano|
|2005||Yankee Region||Michael Gaetano|
|2004||Lake Michigan Region||Bob Merrifield|
|2003||Rebel Region||Brad Bethel|
|2002||Lake Michigan Region||Robert Ritholz|
|2000||Lake Michigan Region||Robert Ritholz|
|1999||Lake Michigan Region||MIchelle James|
|1998||British Columbia Region||John Craig|
|1997||Yankee Region||B.J. Jefferson, Jr.|
|1996||St. Lawrence Valley Region||Roger Bradley|
|1995||Lake Michigan Region||Robin James|
|1994||Lake Michigan Region||Robin James|
|1993||Lake Michigan Region||Robin James|
|1992||Rebel Region||Graham Davenport|
|1991||Motor Region||Martin Leavitt|
|1990||Rebel Region||Comer Train|
|1989||Motor Region||Lawrence Becerra|
|1988||Southern California Region||Not Listed|
|1987||Rebel Region||Not Listed|
|1986||Rebel Region||Not Listed|
San Diego Regions
|1984||British Columbia Region||Not Listed|