Awards and IAMA Medallions 1998
TUCSON, AZ Dec 9, 1998 "Brock Yates,
Editor-at-Large, Car & Driver magazine, entertained the guests as Keynote Speaker at
the Eighth International Automotive Media Awards Banquet December 6, 1998," Walter
Haessner advised. Preceding Mr. Yates, Guest Speaker Jim Wangers told of some of his
experiences in the early muscle-car days.
Haessner went on to say, "The coveted
MOTO Award, sponsored by the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino and awarded by
presented at the 1998 Awards Banquet for those entries achieving excellence in automotive
media in their respective categories. Additional awards were the International Automotive
Media Awards (IAMA) Silver and Bronze medallions.
"The 1998 IAMC saw the introduction
of ten new awards, the IAMA Best of Divisions, which were chosen from the MOTO award
designees in each division." Haessner continued, "Concurrent with the
International Automobile Media Conference (IAMC), but not related to the entries, was the
presentation of the first IAMA Recognition of Life-Time Achievement, awarded to David E.
Davis, Jr., Publisher of Automobile Magazine.
"Multimedia (CD-ROM 1st Place: The Corvette Anthology 1999!)
, books, newspaper and magazine
articles, technical papers, public relations programs, photography, videos, art, TV and
radio programs are all included in the awards categories. The 1998 awards ceremony saw 115
MOTO awards, 110 IAMA Silver medallions and 33 IAMA Bronze medallions presented. A full
schedule of seminars on the 5th and 6th, held at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino,
Las Vegas, Nevada, preceded Sunday evening's Awards Banquet."
Conference sponsors are Mercedes-Benz of
North America, Meguiar's, the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, the International
Society for VEHICLE Preservation, the Imperial Palace Antique and Classic Auto Collection,
and Lincoln-Mercury Division.
Haessner, administrator of the event,
thanked all who had taken part in the 1998 International Automobile Media Conference
(IAMC), in particular the banquet speakers, sponsors, judges and seminar presenters. In
closing, he stated, "This annual event is organized and administered by the IAMC
under the auspices of the International Society for VEHICLE Preservation. Persons having
queries regarding the event, or wishing to receive entry forms for 1999, should address
their requests directly to the IAMC by mail, phone, fax or E-mail at: IAMC, P O Box 50046,
Tucson, AZ 85703-1046; phone 520-622-2201; fax 520-792-8501; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information, and full list of awards will be available at the IAMC website awards page"
Phone 1-520-622-2201 or Fax to
1-520-792-8501 or E-Mail email@example.com
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