What is the Future Collectible

Vehicle of the Year Award?

As a friend of the Automotive Heritage Foundation, you get a vote to help determine the Automotive Heritage Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year. Created originally by our late friend and colleague Mike Davis for the National Automotive History Collection at the Detroit Public Library, the award honors that vehicle we may see at collector car shows 25 years hence. The vehicle must be new or significantly redesigned for the past calendar year, available in the U.S., with a base price of less than $100,000.

The manufacturer of the winning vehicle will be invited to be part of our Automotive Heritage Awards event in July, and you will have the satisfaction of helping make that selection.



An AHF committee selects candidates and we are open to nominations via the “Contact” link on the website. A ballot goes out in mid-June to our members and friends who will then get two weeks to vote.


Though the winner is usually a low-production or specialty vehicles like the Ford Shelby 350 or Dodge Viper, we are cognizant of surprise collectibles like the every-day-at-the-time 1957 Chevy or BMW 2002.

2020 Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year

2020 Chevrolet C8 Mid-Engine Corvette

2019 Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year

2018 Dodge Challenger
SRT Hellcat Redeye

2018 Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2021 Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year

It’s in your hands. Vote Below.

Voting for the 2021 session will proceed on May 1st, 2021 at midnight EST.