BILL WARNER TO RECEIVE 2018 NICOLA BULGARI AWARD
In ceremonies during the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, WA, this Sunday, Sept. 8, Bill Warner will receive the 2018 Nicola Bulgari Award. This award is presented annually based upon the recipient’s contributions to preserving America’s automotiveheritage, the use of vintage vehicles and striving to ensure the future of the collector car hobby. The event benefits the America’s Automotive Trust.
As founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Warner more than fills the bill as the award’s seventh recipient: “To be recognized and rewarded for the passions of a lifetime by Nicola, a purist who has given his life to the love of the automobile, is humbling and surprising.
“No machine comes closer to having a soul than the automobile. I think it’s safe to say that many of us have said with a straight face that they love their car . . . or cars . . . and I’m one of them. The car represents the ultimate freedom. There is art in the creation, the operation and even the care and preservation of the automobile. It’s no mystery why Nicola, a man who has dedicated his life to the creation and propagation of beauty, is an automotive purist.”
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ROGER PENSKE AND HURLEY HAYWOOD AT THE SIMEONE AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum has officially announced that Roger Penske will receive its annual Spirit of Competition award at ceremonies Wednesday, Oct. 31st in Philadelphia. Details pending.
The Spirit of Competition represents the most prestigious award conferred by the Foundation upon a figure from motorsports who has a specific inspirational message is selected. Bill Warner, automotive impresario and founder and director of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, will act as MC including interviewing Penske before dinner.
In addition, The Simeone Museum will have a special evening on October 26th with Hurley Haywood and Sean Cridland to discuss their new book, HURLEY, From the Beginning. The event begins at 7:00 PM and will include a book signing at the end. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the museum gift shop. All members get in free. For tickets and more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-hurley-haywood-tickets-49119732442