In 2015, in partnership with the Grand National Roadster Show, Sid has launched the Stitch of Excellence Award to highlight the importance of our craft and honor other talented craftsmen.
The Stitch of Excellence Award is a mark of craftsmanship, focusing on the incredible skill that is necessary to create these one-of-a-kind interiors. Vehicles qualifying for consideration will have their tops, headliners, interior panels, trunks, seats, carpets, consoles, and any other hand upholstered features extensively examined. The vehicle who ultimately wins will have executed a design with the greatest use of color, textures, fit, finish, and quality of stitch.
Sid Chavers picks and presents a Custom Made 12" high plated and painted 1950's working toy sewing machine to the upholsterer and a plaque to the car owner.