FIAT of the Year

FIAT of the Year was started in 1972 and is one of FIAT America's longest running annual events. The goal is for members to bring out their cars and have fellow club members decide which car best represents our club. Primary judging is conducted by a small group of master judges with additional votes cast by members attending the event. The concourse display and judging is held in the Fall and the winning car is announced at the annual banquet the following year. A plaque is added to the perpetual FIAT of the Year trophy which the winner holds through the following year. The removable top of the trophy is replaced each year and customized to match the winning car. The winner keeps that bit.

The 2018 FIAT of the Year winner will be announced at the FIAT America Banquet in January 2019.

2014 FIAT of the Year. Photo Credit: Kristy Duncan

FIAT of the Year Winners

  • 2017 1959 FIAT 1500 Cabriolet (Cathy Nyren)
  • 2016 2016 FIAT 124 Spider (Adrian Cockcroft)
  • 2015 1959 Bianchina (Joe Manarello)
  • 2014 1972 124 Spider (Steve Ferrari)
  • 2013 '73 124 Sport Spider (Michael Egan)
  • 2012 '71 124 Sport Spider (Dan Parnas)
  • 2011 '63 500D (Steve Jeffords)
  • 2010 '59 600 Jolly (Chris Obert)
  • 2009 '76 128 Wagon (Chris Obert)
  • 2008 '81 2000 Spider (Frank Desimone)
  • 2007 '84 Ferrari 308 GTS (Kevin Enderby)
  • 2006 '77 Lancia Scorpion (Chris Ice)
  • 2005 '68 124 Sport Spider (Don Barker)
  • 2004 '76 Lancia Scorpion VX (Tom McGaffican)
  • 2003 '58 600 (Les Baker)
  • 2002 '79 2000 Spider (Tom Arnold)
  • 2001 '73 124 Sport Coupe (Peter Cripps)
  • 2000 '66 500F (Aldo Mura)
  • 1999 '71 124 Sport Spider (Bill Hamilton)
  • 1998 '77 124 Sport Spider (Larry Chalifour)
  • 1997 '73 850 Sport Spider (Tom Grant)
  • 1996 '81 131 Abarth Volumetrico (Tom Mulhall)
  • 1995 '70 124 Sport Coupe (Terry Smith)
  • 1994 '66 Abarth 1000 OTR (Chris Obert)
  • 1993 '73 124 Sport Spider (Michael Egan)
  • 1992 '68 124 Sport Spider (Andy Schank)
  • 1991 '59 500 Jolly (H. H. (Porky) Onstad)
  • 1990 '67 124 Sport Spider (Andy Schank)
  • 1989 '67 850 Coupe (Bruce Schwartz)
  • 1988 '66 1500 Cabriolet (George Towne Jr.)
  • 1987 '67 850 Spider (Len Bailey)
  • 1986 '76 X1/9 (Robert Schnittgrund)
  • 1985 '79 X1/9 (Robert Schnittgrund)
  • 1984 '76 124 Sport Spider (Jerry Stalder)
  • 1983 '78 X1/9 (Walt Kimball)
  • 1982 '79 2000 Spider (Ken Hollandsworth)
  • 1981 '76 Lancia Scorpion (Jim Weager)
  • 1980 '69 850 Spider Racer (Wolf-Way)
  • 1979 '67 850 Spider (Pat Macholl)
  • 1978 '75 124 Sport Spider (Joe Sullivan)
  • 1977 '74 124 Sport Spider (Robert Ghilardi)
  • 1976 '67 850 Spider (Rick Cummelin)
  • 1975 '69 124 Sport Coupe (Larry Gatson)
  • 1974 '69 850 Sport Spider (Rick Cummelin)
  • 1973 '69 124 Sport Spider (Larry Powell)
  • 1972 '71 124 Sport Spider (Jim Weager)