2019 Vaughn Early Award Winner Announced
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2019 Vaughn Early Award Winner Announced

The 2019 Vaughn Early Award Winner was crowned Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Winner of the award, sponsored by American National Collector Car Insurance, was Johnny Martin who traveled to Birmingham from his home in Alamosa, Colorado, to compete in the World of Wheels.  Johnny’s winning vehicle, a 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hardtop is a beautiful example of car building at its best.

This prestigious award which carries a $10,000.00 cash prize, was named for the late Vaughn Early, father-in-law of the nationally recognized custom car builder, Jonathan  Goolsby of  Goolsby  Customs.  The award and is awarded each year to the Best First Time Shown Vehicle in the Birmingham, Alabama O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels. The award places its focus on overcoming design obstacles and excellence in design and fabrication.

The Vaughn Early Memorial Award was established in 2011 and is judged by a professional staff of International Show Car Association judges.  At the show, the judges select the top five contenders for the Vaughn Early Memorial Award and they are designated the “Fabulous Five”.   The "Fabulous Five" for 2019 are:

Johnny Martin 1957 Chevy 150 HT

George Hedrick 1973 Corvette

Jeff England 1956 Belair

Robert Anderson 1936 Pontiac Sedan

Steve Westbrooks 1966 Chevy II

The final winner is selected from these five and is announced on Sunday during the Awards Ceremony.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GO TO www.WORLDOFWHEELS.NET

 

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