Coker Tire was presented the Automotive Supplier Award on Saturday night during the 80th annual Antique Automobile Club of America awards banquet in Philadelphia. Company president and COO Wade Kawasaki was on-hand to accept the award.
The Automotive Supplier Award, the newest AACA award, is presented to a supplier or merchant of automotive restoration parts or components that upholds the originality of vehicles as they were delivered from the dealer, according to Coker Tire. The award was established in 2015 by the Hornets Nest Region of Charlotte, North Carolina to honor Dennis Carpenter, an innovator in providing original reproduction equipment Ford parts.
“Our board could not think of a more worthy firm, as the name ‘Coker Tire’ comes immediately to mind when talking about the vast history of the hobby,” said Steve Moskowitz, executive director of the Antique Automobile Club of America. “Without the production of these specialty tires, our hobby would not exist and we are grateful to the Coker family for their storied dedication to the hobby and to AACA. We are very proud to have had Harold Coker as our 1972 National President.”