Tributes / Awards

In 1960, George Foss became an honorary member of the Vintage Automobile Club of Montreal.

Also in 1960, Foss was awarded an honorary membership to the Antique Automobile Club of America as one of only two Canadians to have received this honour. The other is Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin who started the McLaughlin Motor Car Company in 1907 as one of the first major automobile manufacturers in Canada. The McLaughlin Motor Car Company ultimately evolved into General Motors of Canada.

In 1997 the City of Sherbrooke, Quebec unveiled a stone monument near the original site of his bicycle repair shop, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Fossmobile.

George Foote Foss - VACM
Awarded as Honorary Member of the Vintage Automobile Club of Montreal (1960)
Fossmobile Monument, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Fossmobile Monument, Sherbrooke, Quebec (1997)









On April 27, 2022, at the unveiling of the (tribute) Fossmobile, the Honourable Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for the riding of Burlington, Ontario presented Fossmobile Enterprises with a Commemorative Certificate of Achievement, on behalf of the House of Commons and the Federal Government.

On June 11, 2022 Fossmobile Enterprises was awarded the prestigious Richard Evans Award, from the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) at their Annual General Meeting.  “QAHN’s annual Richard Evans Award recognizes the outstanding long-term contribution by an organization or group of volunteers to the preservation and promotion of Anglophone heritage in the province of Quebec.”


As part of the experience of being a participate of Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance on September 18, 2022 and during the formal presentation ceremony, we were summoned to the main staging area. The President of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada and the Chairman of the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, presented Fossmobile Enterprises with a Special Recognition Award from the NAACC. In essence it has two parts; it acknowledges our efforts to create a (tribute) Fossmobile and it acknowledges George Foss’s building of the original. A tremendous honour for the Foss family and some long sought after, Canada wide recognition.

On December 1, 2022 Fossmobile Enterprises was honoured by the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums. Their purpose or mission, is to promote and support the volunteer component, donors and the museums that make up their membership, across Canada. It was the Foss family’s donation of the (tribute) Fossmobile to the Canadian Automotive Museum that they focused on, with their Special Tribute.

On December 2, 2022, at the Canadian Automotive Museum Induction Ceremony, a letter from the Prime Minster of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Justin P. J. Trudeau, P. C., M. P. was made public. In essence, he acknowledged the Foss family’s donation and the importance of museums to our Canadian heritage.