February 10, 2006
GM receives prestigious AACA Plaque
Detroit, Michigan – The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) has chosen General Motors’ GM Heritage Collection to receive the prestigious AACA Plaque, honouring the contributions GM has made to the antique car hobby. Previous recipients include the Smithsonian, Harrah’s and the Blackhawk Collection. The plaque will be presented at the AACA’s National Convention this weekend in Philadelphia.
Steve Moskowitz, Executive Director of the AACA, noted that the National Awards Committee unanimously voted to honour GM “not only in terms of the preservation of great automobiles, but also for their unselfish sharing of those remarkable cars at exhibits and shows from coast to coast.” The AACA is the world’s largest special-interest automobile club, with over 60,000 members in more than 400 chapters across the U.S., Canada and over 50 countries worldwide. It also hosts the world’s largest antique automobile flea market, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, each fall.
The General Motors Collection includes more than 700 cars and trucks in the U.S., and hundreds more worldwide. About 200 are on display at the private GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan.