ARMO Award Winners

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been recognized by ARMO for their outstanding achievement in the restoration industry. Those recipients are:

 

2013

ARMO Person of the Year
Jim Pennekamp, TrimParts, Inc.

ARMO Business of the Year
Dennis Carpenter Reproductions


ARMO Hall of Fame
Chuck Blum, Chuck Blum and Associates
2012
Jeff Moses Scholarship Award
Michelle Perez, Skyline College

ARMO Business of the Year
Vintage Air

ARMO Person of the Year
Matt Agosta, Steele Rubber Products

ARMO Industry Recognition Award
Carlisle Events

2011
Business of the Year
Steele Rubber Products
Chairman’s Award
SEMA Legislative and Government Affairs Office
2010

ARMO Award Winner: Person of the Year, Jim Barber
Person of the Year
Jim Barber

Jim Barber of Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists receives the Gavel Award from ARMO Chair Laura Bergan of American Collectors Insurance and Chair-elect Alex Tainsh of Parts Unlimited Interiors, in recognition of his service as ARMO Chairman. Barber also received the 2010 ARMO Person of the Year Award, and his company, Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists, received the 2010 ARMO Business of the Year Award. The Awards were presented at the annual ARMO Industry Awards Reception at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

 

ARMO Award Winner: ARMO Hall of Fame Inductee, Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media
ARMO Hall of Fame Inductee
Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media

Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media receives his 2010 ARMO Hall of Fame Award from ARMO Chair Laura Bergan of American Collectors Insurance and Chair-elect Alex Tainsh of Parts Unlimited Interiors. Doug was inducted into the ARMO Hall of Fame during the annual ARMO Industry Awards Reception at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

ARMO Award Winner: ARMO Hall of Fame Inductee, Jeff Leonard, Classic Industries
ARMO Hall of Fame Inductee
Jeff Leonard of Classic Industries

Jeff Leonard of Classic Industries accepts his 2010 ARMO Hall of Fame Award from ARMO Chair Laura Bergan of American Collectors Insurance and Chair-elect Alex Tainsh of Parts Unlimited Interiors. Jeff was inducted into the ARMO Hall of Fame during the annual ARMO Industry Awards Reception at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

 

 

 


Restoration Event of the Year
Year One’s Chip Foose Braselton Bash

ARMO Business of the Year
Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists

 

2009
Business of the Year
National Parts Depot

Person of the Year
Jim Menneto, Hemmings Motor News

Restoration Event of the Year
Fall Hershey by the Antique Automobile Club of America
2008
Hall of Fame Award
Dennis Gage – Bradley David Productions/My Classic Car

Hall of Fame Award
Randy Shannon – Source Interlink Media

Hall of Fame Award
Steve Ames – Ames Automotive Enterprises

Person of the Year Award
Ernie Silvers, Egge Machine Company

Business of the Year Award
Carlisle Events

Restoration Vehicle of the Year Award
1958 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible, Owned by: Tom Gerrard, Restored by: American Classic Auto Restoration Inc.

New Products shown and judged at Spring Carlisle:

Original Restoration
1969 Continuation Series Yenko Camaro, Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists

Resto Mod
Roller Hoop Body Rotation System, DSK Auto Products LLC, Doug & Stephanie Kielian
2007
ARMO Chairman's Award
Jason Tolleson - SEMA Washington DC Office

ARMO Business of the Year
Dynacorn Classic Bodies Inc.

ARMO Person of the Year
Steve Ames - Ames Automotive Enterprises

ARMO Restoration Event of the Year
Crusin' the Coast

ARMO Best New Product
Original Restoration, ¹69-¹71 GTO Judge Emblem - Ames Automotive Enterprises

ARMO Best New Product
Resto-Mod, Eastwood Mopar Light Argent Textured Coating, The Eastwood Company
2006
Best New Product of the Year
Ames Automotive Enterprises for its 1970-81 Pontiac Trans Am Swirl Dash Insert

Dealer of the Year
Rick George, First Generation Camaro

Manufacturer of the Year
Michael Manning, American Autowire

Person of the Year
Alex Tainsh, Soffseal, Inc.
2005
Best New Product of the Year
Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc. (1964 Plymouth B-Body Inner-Fender Seal Kit) Die-cut, masticated rubber kit with correct fasteners for restoration-quality finish on inner fenders.

Manufacturer of the Year
P.U.I. – Cliff Carr

Dealer of the Year
Fusick Automotive Products, Inc. – Mike Fusick/Dave Jackson

Person of the Year
Corky Coker – Coker Tire

 

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