Oct 12 2019

Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

VanderbiltCupRaces.com was honored last night by the Society for Automotive Historians with the E.P. Ingersoll Award for excellence in presentation of automotive history in other than print media. VanderbiltCupRaces.com was only the fifth website honored in the 28-year history of the E.P. Ingersoll Award.

The award was named for E.P. Ingersoll, the founding editor for the Horseless Age, America's first automotive journal.


Howard Kroplick

The Society of Automotive Historians Awards

The 2019 Award Recipients

The E.p. Ingersoll Award was announced by Chair Steve Wilson, vice president and editorial director of McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers.

Howard Kroplick receiving the E.P. Ingersoll Award from Steve Wislon

Thanking the Society and the group of 70 automotive historians.

Other 2019 Award Recipients Include:

Award of Distinction

Constance A. Smith for Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Auto Industry (1939-1959)

Carl Benz Award

Karl Ludvigsen for Toward the Tucker: Creating Preston Tucker's Bid for Glory

Friend of Automotive History Award

Nicola Bulgari


Oct 13 2019 LMK 6:57 AM

Congratulations Howard !

Oct 13 2019 Maureen Standish 11:45 AM

Congratulations Howard.
Also, thank you for all you do to bring memories and joy to so many with the LIMP site.

Oct 13 2019 Rich 1:21 PM

Congrats on this superb award!  Well-deserved!

Oct 13 2019 Ronald Sieber 1:48 PM


Congrats on receiving the award for your work regarding this blog site, and I salute you for your public service to your community as historian. Enjoyed witnessing you receiving it at the SAH banquet.


Oct 13 2019 S. Berliner, III 2:23 PM

Couldn’t happen to a nicer (or more deserving) guy!  Bravo, Howard!  We’ve come a long way, baby, from slogging through thorn bushes.  Sam, III

Oct 13 2019 Bruce Adams 8:15 PM

The Vanderbilt Cup Races Website and supportive LIMP information has been a welcome addition to Long Island’s Automotive knowledge and we are all the better for it.
Thank you for your hard work !

Oct 13 2019 Billy Dunbar 9:35 PM

Dear Howard,

A most deserving award, and a truly great website!  All of us appreciate your hard work, and for making the Vanderbilt Cup races as vivid & real today as they were over a century ago.



Oct 13 2019 Tim Helck 9:40 PM


Oct 14 2019 frank femenias 12:36 AM

Well deserved after much effort. This website rocks!

Oct 14 2019 Tim Ivers 9:58 AM

Congratulations Howard .  Well deserved!

Oct 14 2019 Al Prete 6:04 PM

Congratulations Howard! I love your website and I check it every day.

Oct 14 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:30 PM

JeRita Trapani
Congratulations well deserved

Mitch Kaften
Kudos and congrats Howard.

Sal Grenci

Howie Schneider

Nov 07 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:08 PM

Don Capps
I have enjoyed the Vanderbilt Cup site virtually since its inception. Given that the topic area that I have focused upon for some years now, American automotive contests until the end of 1920, tends to be somewhat thin on the ground for the most part, your site is certainly a treasure.

Again, my congratulations for your excellent work on keeping the legacy of the Vanderbilt Cup alive—not to mention the LIMP.

Best regards,

Don Capps
President, SAH

Dec 20 2019 Dick Gorman 11:10 AM

A wonderful award. Congrats to Howard and associates.

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