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Annual CORVA Awards


Each year we honor those in our community for their efforts in the advancement of off roading. The following awards are presented at the CORVA Annual Meeting.

If you know of anyone deserving of one or more of these awards, please send the required information to: CORVA at 1500 W. El Camino, #352, Sacramento, CA 95833-1945 or email to: chad.clopton@corva.org    Write one nomination per page or email and include the award name in the subject line. If you need more information please email or call Amy Granat, Managing Director, 916-710-1950

View Past CORVA Award recipients

Read about those that are making a difference in our community.

George Thomas Memorial Trophy For Off Roader Of The Year:


This trophy is presented to the one individual whose contributions to the betterment of off-roading during the preceding year are worthy of this very special recognition. The recipient may be any individual who has provided special help to off-roading. The person does not have to be a member of CORVA or any affiliated organization. The nomination should be submitted with an explanation of the individuals accomplishments.
Los Aventureros State Conservation Award:

This award is presented to the individual club, which during the year, has contributed the most towards conservation. Please contact us for more details.

Past Presidents Trophy:


This trophy is sponsored by the Past Presidents of CORVA. Unlike the aforementioned trophies which are voted upon by the CORVA Board of Directors after hearing nominations, this trophy is at the sole discretion of the Past Presidents. The recipient is an individual who has shown great merit and achieved honorable accomplishments on behalf of the off-road community.

Looney Duners Trophy to Charity:

To be eligible for this award, the club must belong to CORVA. The award goes to the club that donates the most time and effort to charity. Money is not a factor.



 

American Buggy Association Political Activism Award:
To have ones name added to this plaque requires exceptional activity in dealing with elected officials and civil servants. This means personal contact as well as effective letter writing. While significant success is not always possible, it is important that some progress toward a goal was achieved. In addition, this persons efforts should always increase the perception of CORVA as a political powerhouse.

Northern & Southern Club Awards:


These awards are given annually to one club in each region, Northern and Southern. Each club shall submit what it deems to be its outstanding project for the year. These projects will be considered by the Board of Directors, which shall award the trophy to that project it deems best bolsters the image of off-roading. If your club has done a project please apply.

Past Awards

Over the years each of the CORVA perpetual awards has names added to them. Here are the names that date back to 1972.

GEORGE THOMAS MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR OFF-ROADER OF THE YEAR

1972 GEORGE THOMAS
1973 DEAN KARLBERG
1974 IVAN MCDERMOTT
1975 DICK MOON
1976 AL KRAMM
1977 ELLEN HOPPER
1978 RAY MOON
1979 DON "D.J." JOHNSON
1980 ASSEMBLYMAN J. ROBERT HAYES
1981 JAMES "BOZZY" WILLIS
1982 LOUIS "PHANTOM DUCK" MCKEE
1983 ED WALDHEIM
1984 LYNN BROWN / JIM PETERSON
1985 CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER
1986 MIKE BISHOP
1987 JERRY COUNTS

1988 RICK BATES
1989 MARIE BRASHEAR
1990 DANA BELL
1991 ASSEMBLYWOMAN CAROL BENTLEY
1992 HELEN & HARRY BAKER
1993 RON SCHILLER
1994 JOHN BALBACH
1995 BILL SALMON
1996 JEFF FIELD
1997 BUD SCHICK
1998 HARRY D'ANGELO
1999 JIM ARBOGAST
2000 MICHELLE CASSELLA
2001 JIM SUTY
2002 DAN PETERSON
2003 DAVE WIDELL
2004 TIM WARBINGTON
2005 SENATOR BILL MORROW


2006 BOB HAM
2007 TERRY WORK
2008 JIM COLLN
2009 DAPHNE GREENE
2010 DICK HOLLIDAY
2011 PHIL JENKINS
2012 CONGRESSMAN KEVIN McCARTHY
2013 GREGG HOFFMAN          2014 RANDY BANIS           2015 BOB & BECKIE CASEBEER/ED STOVIN

THE AMERICAN BUGGY ASSOCIATION EDWARD H. WALDHEIM AWARD FOR POLITICAL ACTIVISM

1998 EDWARD H. WALDHEIM
1999 HAROLD SOENS
2000 JIM ARBOGAST
2001 DICK TAYLOR
2002 DICK TAYLOR
2003 EDDIE PHILLIPS

2004 STEVE BATES
2005 JIM ARBOGAST
2006 JIM ARBOGAST
2007 WAYNE NOSALA / BRUCE WHITCHER
2008 HELEN & HARRY BAKER

2009 ROBERTA WOODS
2010 AMY GRANAT
2011 DAVE BEAUMONT
2012 KIM CARPENTER
2013 BETTY MUNSON                2014 DIANA MEAD              2015 KEN CLARKE

LOONEY DUNERS CHARITY AWARD FOR A CLUB

1980 CALIFORNIA DUNE BUGGY CLUB
1981 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
1982 ESCARABAJO DUNE BUGGY CLUB
1983 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
1984 AMERICAN BUGGIE ASSOCIATION
1985 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
1986 N/A
1987 N/A
1988 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
1989 ESCARABAJO DUNE BUGGY CLUB
1990 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
1991 LOS AVENTUREROS

1992 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
1993 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
1994 N/A
1995 SD OFF ROAD COALITION
1996 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
1997 N/A
1998 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
1999 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.
2000 N/A
2001 ESCARABAJO DUNE BUGGY CLUB
2002 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB INC.

2003 ESCARABAJO DUNE BUGGY CLUB
2004 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS

2005 DESERT VIPERS MC
2006 PT. MUGU 4X4 CLUB
2007 ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES
2008 DAD'S RIDE
2009 ORANGE COUNTY ATV ASSOCIATION
2010 DISTRICT 37 AMA DUAL SPORT
2011 DISTRICT 37 AMA DUAL SPORT
2012 INLAND EMPIRE 4WHEELRS
2013 DISTRICT 37 AMA DUAL SPORT                                 2015 DISTRICT 37 AMA DUAL SPORT                                         


LOS AVENTUREROS ANNUAL CONSERVATION TROPHY

1974 SAND EATERS OF COVINA
1975 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
1976 ASSOCIATED BLAZERS
1977
1978 LOONEY DUNERS
1979 LOS AVENTUREROS
1980 LOONEY DUNERS
1981 SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION
1982
1983 LOONEY DUNERS
1984 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
1985 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
1986 SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION
1987
1988 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
1989 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
1990 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
1991

1992 HOLLISTER HILLS OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION
1993 AMERICAN BUGGY ASSOCIATION (ABA)
1994
1995 AMERICAN BUGGY ASSOCIATION (ABA)
1996 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
1997
1998
1999 CALIFORNIA TRAIL USERS COALITION
2000 JENNIFER WHITE (PROJECT SAND)
2001 SANTA BARBARA MOTORCYCLE CLUB
2002 FRIENDS OF OCEANO DUNES
2003 EAST BAY HI-TAILERS
2004 AZUSA CANYON OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION

2005 PT. MUGU 4X4 CLUB
2006 FRIENDS OF THE RUBICON
2007 FRIENDS OF JAWBONE
2008 PT. MUGU 4X4 CLUB
2009 NEVADA COUNTY WOOD RIDERS
2010 FRIENDS OF JAWBONE
2011 FRIENDS OF THE RUBICON
2012 SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST ADOPT-A-TRAIL PROGRAM
2013 STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA                                     2014 MADHATTERS 4X4 CLUB 2015 BETH PFEILER

SOUTHERN CLUB AWARDS

1998 SAN DIEGO OFF-ROAD COALITION
1999 SAN DIEGO OFF-ROAD COALITION
2000 R&R DUNERS CLUB
2002 FOUR WHEELIN FOOLS
2003 LOS AVENTUREROS
2005 DESERT VIPERS MC

2006 SAN DIEGO OFF-ROAD COALITION
2007 STEWARDS OF THE SEQUIOA / PT. MUGU
2008 ORANGE COUNTY ATV ASSOCIATION
2009 HEMET JEEP CLUB
2010 PT. MUGU 4X4 CLUB

2011 CENTRAL COAST MOTORCYCLE CLUB
2012 BEAR VALLEY 4X4
2013 INLAND EMPIRE 4WHEELRS                          2014 POINT MUGU 4WD CLUB                                    2015 EASTERN SIERRA 4X4 CLUB

NORTHERN CLUB AWARDS

2002 ESCARABAJO BUGGY CLUB
2003 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
2005 ESCARABAJO BUGGY CLUB
2006 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
2007 ESCARABAJO BUGGY CLUB

2008 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
2009 WANDERING WHEELERS JEEP CLUB
2010 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
2011 STEWARDS OF THE SIERRA

NATIONAL FOREST
2012 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
2013 CAL SIERRA ATV CLUB     2014 EAST BAY HI-TAILERS   2015 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAND ROVER CLUB

PAST PRESIDENTS' TROPHY

1981 DOUG & GEORGIA MCFADDEN
1982 N/A
1983 LORRY NOBLE
1984 SCOTT RICHARDSON
1985 MARIE BRASHEAR
1986 DONNETTA CARNAGEY
1987 JIM GREENE
1988 BUD SCHICK
1989 BOB HAM
1990 CAROL BATES
1991 RAYMOND DAVIS
1992 JOHN & BOBBI BALBACH


1993 LINDA PETERSON
1994 TERRY WORK
1995 SALLIE CLINARD
1996 RICK FISHER
1997 GEOFF TEARE
1998 ERIN DYER
1999 ED WALDHEIM
2000 RICK FISHER
2001 JULIE ALLEN
2002 DICK TAYLOR
2003 MICHELLE CASSELLA
2004 JIM SUTY

2005 PETE CONATY
2006 WAYNE BERG
2007 DICK MOON
2008 TERRY WORK
2009 KIM CARPENTER
2010 RANDY BANIS
2011 MIKE BISHOP
2012 WAYNE FORD
2013 CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK                                   2014 LINDA WUCHERPFENNIG              2015 MARK ALGAZY


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