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MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by SusanYaeger » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:02 pm

At the MTFCA's 55th Annual Meeting held this weekend at the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska, the recipient of the Walter Rosenthal Award was announced.

Sam Atkinson from the Model T Ford Club of Greater St. Louis was selected to receive this prestigious honor.

The Walter Rosenthal Award is the highest honor the Model T Ford Club of America can bestow on one of its members. Nominations are accepted throughout each calendar year and the recipient selected from the submissions. Just a few comments from members nominating Sam include:

- Dedicated member of our club for many years
- Willingly offers a helping hand to anyone, donates needed parts and tools, and offers encouragement to newcomers, including giving driving lessons
- Always the guy involved in whatever needs to be done
- Organizes tours and parades, especially taking pride in the Veterans Day parade
- He is truly a man who lives and breathes Model T Fords.
- He has always had a good attitude and the best disposition ever!
- He never stops looking for ways to bring new members into the club
- If you need him, he is always there for you!

The trophy was presented by Ed Archer, who was joined by previous recipients pictured below: (from left) Sam Atkinson, Tony Bowker (2019), Larry Azevedo (2013), Russ Grunewald (2009), Bud Redding (2012), and Ed Archer (1974).
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Congratulations, Sam, and thank you for all you do for the Model T hobby!

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Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by DLodge » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:12 pm

Very well deserved. Sam taught me to drive a Model T about 25 years ago and got me hooked. A few years later, I owned one!

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Sam's favorite parade is Veterans' Day. From left, Karl Abe, Sam Atkinson, Dick Lodge in 2016.


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Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by Norman Kling » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:05 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by Model_T_Family » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:10 pm

Congrats Sam


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Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by wheelet1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:02 pm

Congrats, Sam! It was a pleasure meeting you last weekend! You are. Great Amassador for the Model T hobby! Hope to see you down the road at some point. :D

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Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by Allan » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:39 am

Susan, thank you for the photo. I was pleased to see Russ Grunewald looking so well. I first met him at the 2010 meeting in Mesa when the 40th award of the Rosenthal trophy was made. Russ took us Ausies under his wing, giving us guided tours of Dallas/Fort Worth, free accommodation in his yet to be move into new home, pick up and delivery service from the airport and even a free hire car wash while we were visiting friends in Denver and Spokane.
His welcome hospitality is reflected in his 2009 Award.

Allan from down under, 2000 award winner.


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Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Post by KeithG » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:06 pm

Congratulations, Sam! It was a pleasure to meet you and your Wife at the meeting in Lincoln.

Best wishes,

Keith
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