Matt Avery, the Daily Herald's classic car columnist, recently earned a silver medal in the 26th annual International Automotive Media Competition.
The awards were presented during a ceremony held at the Concours d'Elegance of America at the Inn of St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan.
Avery has written his weekly Classic Recollections column for seven years. He features suburban classic car owners and the automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles they treasure and preserve.
Classic Recollections was awarded in the newspaper column writing category. Avery submitted three columns from 2016 for judging. Those stories featured a 1916 Chevrolet Baby Grand, a 1950 Muntz Jet and a 1972 Chevy Nova.
Avery will host a collection of vehicles from the 1920s as part of the Randhurst Village Street Fest at the outdoor mall in Mount Prospect on Saturday, Sept. 9. The cars will tie into the event's theme, which is a Mount Prospect's yearlong Centennial Celebration.
The Street Fest begins at 11 a.m. Avery will be interviewing owners and talking about the vehicles.