Special Recognition

Chuck Pelly Awards and Special Recognitions.

  • The Scarab Sports car designed in 1968 becomes a production car, 2008

  • Los Angeles Magazine, The Power Issue 2006 (December 2006), inclusion in

  • “The List” (the most influential people in Los Angeles), page 143.

  • Judge for 3 years for Art Center Car Classic, Pasadena, CA, July 2004 - 2006

  • Nominee for the 2005 National Design Designer’s Mind Award,

  • Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

  • Nominee 4 years in a row for the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 National Design

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for race car design, 2004 Eyes on Design,

  • Ophthalmology Institute

  • Nominee for the 2003 National Design Lifetime Achievement Award,

  • Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

  • Featured in “Return on Innovation”, Bill Dresselhouse, 2002

  • Participant Yacht Vision ‘02, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2002

  • Participant AIA Knowledge Summit, San Diego, CA April 7-9, 2002

  • Participant, Cal Poly Pomona, Roundtable on New Directions in Professional

  • Development for Design Educators and Practitioners, Pomona, CA 2001

  • United States delegate, ICSID XXII General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, 2001

  • Judge, Michelin Challenge Bidendum 2001 Design Awards, Los Angeles, CA, 2001

  • Participant, Herbert Quandt Stiftung Transatlantic Forum , Munich, Germany, 2001

  • Herbert Quandt Stiflung “Future prospects for E.U.- U.S. relationships” workshop, Washington DC, 3/2001

  • Organizer/speaker, Herbert Quandt Stiftung Transatlantic Forum 2000, Marina del Rey, CA, 2000

  • I.F. Jury Judge, Industrie Forum Design, Hannover, Germany, 1998

  • Road & Track Magazine judge for Annual Kids’ Auto Art Contest, Newport Beach, CA,1996-1999

  • Knoll Design Symposium participant, MI, 1997

  • World Design Founder’s Circle, 1996

  • UCLA critic for MBA Graduate Design class, Westwood, CA, 1995

  • I.D.S.A. Northwest Chapter Annual Conference, Juror, Seattle, WA, 1995

  • IDSA George A. Jergenson Design Achievement Award for significant

  • contribution to the profession of Automotive design, 1994

  • Appointed I.D.S.A. Fellow, 1994

  • Television appearance: David Horowitz’s Consumer Report

  • Worldesign, 17th ISCID Congress, United States representative , Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1992

  • I.D.S.A representative to Japanese Design Society, 1991

  • International Society of Industrial Design, United States Representatives, Paris, France, 1990

  • The Don Kubly Professional Attainment Award, Art Center College of Design Alumni, 1989

  • Design Amerikai United States representative, sponsored by the United States

  • Information Agency Budapest, Hungary, 1988

  • Worldesign, IDEA Awards presenter, 1988

  • Industrial Design Excellence Awards Juror Chair, 1988

  • Industrial Design Society (IDSA) Morro Bay Conference, Chairman, 1987

  • Industrial Design Excellence Awards Juror, 1987

  • The Society of Art Center Alumni, SACA Exhibition OneProduct Design Award, 1981

  • Art Center College of Design 50th Anniversary Alumni Award for Best Product Design, 1980

  • IDSA Merit Awards, (over 10) 1974 - present

  • Art Center Alumni Merit Awards, (over 10) 1974 - present

  • Fischer Body Craftsman Guild, 2nd Place Award in the Fisher Body National Model Car Contest, Jr. Div., 1954