California Off-Road Vehicle Association
Every year at the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors of CORVA votes for worthy recipients for the CORVA Annual Awards, with the exception of the Past President’s Award, voted solely by the past presidents of CORVA. There were a number of well-qualified nominations! The following are the recipients of the 2017 CORVA Annual Awards:

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: info@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.

2019 Annual Awards

ABA Edward H. Waldheim Political Activism Award: Jim & Karen Suty (Friends Of Oceano Dunes)

Looney Duners Award to Charity: Point Mugu 4WD Club

Northern Club of the Year: Sierra Snowmobile Foundation

Southern Club of the Year: Inland Empire 4Wheelrs (that's not a typo, it's how they spell the club's name)

Los Aventureros Conservation Award: Point Mugu 4WD Club

Off-Roader of the Year: Bruce Whitcher

Past President's Award: Paul Slavik

2018 Annual Awards

Off-Roader of the Year: Winner: Jim & Roberta Woods

Northern Club of the Year: Winner: Frank Raines RC Crawlers

Southern Club of the Year: Winner: Point Mugu 4WD Club

Looney Duners Trophy to Charity: Winner: Orange County Dualies

American Buggy Association Political Activism Award: Winner: Butch Meyner

Los Aventureros State Conservation Award: Winner: Imperial County De Anza Rescue Unit

Past President's Award: Winner: Roberta Woods

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
  • 2016 NEIL HAMADA
  • 2017 AMY GRANAT

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
  • 2016 ED STOVIN
  • 2017 ED STOVIN

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
  • 2014 N/A
  • 2015 DISTRICT 37 AMA DUAL SPORT
  • 2016 ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES
  • 2017 INLAND EMPIRE 4 WHEELERS

LOS AVENTUREROS ANNUAL CONSERVATION TROPHY

  • 1974 SAND EATERS OF COVINA
  • 1975 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
  • 1976 ASSOCIATED BLAZERS
  • 1977 N/A
  • 1978 LOONEY DUNERS
  • 1979 LOS AVENTUREROS
  • 1980 LOONEY DUNERS
  • 1981 SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION
  • 1982 N/A
  • 1983 LOONEY DUNERS
  • 1984 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
  • 1985 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
  • 1986 SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION
  • 1987 N/A
  • 1988 PHANTOM DUCK CLUB
  • 1989 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
  • 1990 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
  • 1991 N/A
  • 1992 HOLLISTER HILLS OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION
  • 1993 AMERICAN BUGGY ASSOCIATION (ABA)
  • 1994 N/A
  • 1995 AMERICAN BUGGY ASSOCIATION (ABA)
  • 1996 LOS PRETOTS DESERT CLUB
  • 1997 N/A
  • 1998 N/A
  • 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 ASSN
  • 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
  • 2016 FRIENDS OF FRANK RAINES
  • 2017 EASTERN SIERRA 4WD CLUB

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
  • 2016 TRAIL CREW 4X4 CLUB
  • 2017 DIRT DEVILS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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
  • 2012 MODESTO RIDGE RUNNERS
  • 2013 CAL SIERRA ATV CLUB 
  • 2014 EAST BAY HI-TAILERS
  • 2015 NORTHERN CAL LAND ROVER CLUB
  • 2016 BAY AREA RIDERS FORUM
  • 2017 ESCARABAJO OFFROAD 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
  • 2016 KATHY LYNCH
  • 2017 BRIAN ROBERTSON
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