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The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), is the leader in recognizing excellence in people and products.

The Import Vehicle Community Luncheon/Awards Program at AAPEX features the presentation of Import Vehicle Community's People Awards to men and women who have made significant contributions to the import automotive aftermarket.

The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognizes innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket.


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The four Import Vehicle Community People Awards below are determined based on nominations submitted by Import Vehicle Community members.

Please check back for the 2018 Import Vehicle Community Nomination form.

Hall of Fame

The Import Vehicle Community Hall of Fame award is intended to honor outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress. More information and a list of winners can be found here.

Lifetime Achievement

The Import Vehicle Community Lifetime Industry Achievement award honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine. Not intended to honor principals of high visibility or popularity, the Lifetime Industry Achievement award has been referenced as a means by which the “worker bees” or “people in the trenches” are credited and properly recognized. More information and a list of winners can be found here.

Peter Klotz Person of the Year

The Peter Klotz Person of the Year award honors an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry and to the Import Vehicle Community during the past 12-month period preceding the selection of the current year’s award recipient. There shall be no more than one individual per year honored as the Peter Klotz Person of the Year. More information and a list of winners can be found here.

Young Executive of the Year

The Import Vehicle Community honors this outstanding young executive in the import automotive industry for his/her dedication, enthusiasm and accomplishments. This award recognizes leadership and integrity for those executives under 40 years of age. More information and a list of winners can be found here.

+ Import Product & Marketing Awards


AAPEX-2017-Product-Winners

The Import Vehicle Community Import Product and Marketing Awards Program is open to entries from all AAPEX exhibitors and provides awards in ten categories. Our 2017 award winners are:

  • Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product or Product Line
    Akebono Brake Corporation, Akebono EURO® Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads

  • Best New Product or Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks
    Lumileds, Philips Ultinon LED

  • Best Performance Product, Accessory or Functional Fluids for Import Cars or Trucks
    Gates Corporation, RPM (Racing, Performance, Muscle) Serpentine Belts

  • Best New Tool for Repairs on Import Cars or Trucks
    MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., MAHLE Original® Gasket Tool JV-2

  • Best Problem-Solver for Import Cars or Trucks
    ATEQ TPMS Tools, VT56 Comprehensive TPMS Tool

  • Best Packaging of a Product for Import Cars or Trucks
    SENSEN® Shocks & Struts, SENSEN® Complete Strut Mount Kits

  • Best Merchandising/Advertising of a Product for Import Cars or Trucks
    DENSO, DENSO "Mojo Behind the GoGo" ad

  • Best Print or Electronic Catalog of a Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks
    Centric Parts, 2018 Centric Parts Brake Systems Catalog

  • Best Website Presentation of Product(s) for Import Cars or Trucks
    ATEQ TPMS Tools, ATEQ TPMS Tools Website, www.ateq-tpms.com

  • Best Mobile App for Application of Import Cars or Trucks Product
    Dayco Products, LLC Mobile App
Check back for the 2018 Import Product and Marketing Awards entry form.

AAPEX-2016-IVC-Product-Winners

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