Outstanding Region/Society Participation
The Shoup Award was created in the early 1980s by the Rebel Region to encourage pre-war car participation in Region/Society meets.
Decades later we have expanded this to include older cars in general.
To encourage “older cars” to participate in events, a new scoring method is being proposed. 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 Region/Society member can bring to the meet, however, a Region/Society member must own all cars computed in the score.
It is the responsibility of the Region/Society 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 Regions and Societies Chairman. The time frame for eligible meets usually runs from 30 days prior to one Annual Meet to 30 days prior to the next.
Contact the Regions and Societies Chairman for exact dates. The winner of the Shoup Award will be announced at the awards banquet during the Annual Meet.
Each qualifying car receives 20 points plus the car’s age in years. The total score is then divided by the number of Region/Society “Full” members. This weighs the score such that small Regions/Societies can compete fairly with large Regions/Societies. Events involving more than one Region must be scored on a per region basis and submitted as if there were separate events for each region.
Organizing and conducting an event that encourages a large turnout of member’s cars is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. It can be great fun too! Those Regions that have been Shoup winners in the past have worked diligently to produce an interesting event, and work very hard to get members to bring their cars. The Regions and Societies Chairman is a great source of advice on how to properly plan and organize a Shoup eligible event.
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.
|2020||Lake Michigan Region||Dennis Johnston|
|2019||Lake Michigan Region||Dennis Johnston|
|2018||Lake Michigan Region||Dennis Johnston|
|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|