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The Royal Automobile Club historic awards’ finalists are revealed

The Royal Automobile Club historic awards’ finalists are revealed

Following two weeks of the judges deliberating on the nominations and a final jury panel session at the Royal Automobile Club where the judges presented their findings, the finalists for the inaugural Historic Awards have now been selected.

There were strong nominations across all categories, so finding the top three was a tough task for the judges.

The finalists should be very proud to have achieved a place in a final list which is a strong reflection of the health of the British historic motoring scene.

The finalists are:

Collection (supported by Total)

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

The Bugatti Trust

Competitive Event (supported by Brewin Dolphin)

Castle Combe Autumn Classic

Chateau Impney Hill Climb

Le Mans Start Silverstone (VSCC Formula Vintage Festival)

Motoring Spectacle (supported by Footman James)

Bentley Drivers Club 1001 Bentleys at Blenheim Palace

Bicester Heritage Super Scramble

Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace

Personality (supported by HERO)

Ian Ferguson, VSCC

Julius Thurgood, HRDC

Paul and Andrew Wood, P & A Wood

Outstanding Journalism - written or broadcast

Mark Evans - Inside Jaguar: A Supercar is Reborn, broadcast documentary, Channel 4

Doug Nye - Enzo, The Man, Magneto magazine

Nick Trott - Porsche 917, The Road Rat magazine

Race Series (supported by A. Lange & Söhne)

Classic Racing Motorcycle Club 

Equipe GTS & Classic Relay

HSCC Historic Formula 2

Restoration (supported by Bicester Heritage)

1939 Corniche - Bentley Motors

1948 Amsterdam Motor Show Launch Land Rover - Land Rover Classic

1967 Jim Clark Lotus type 38 Indy car - Nick Fennell & Classic Team Lotus 

Now the panels - each led by an expert in that particular category - have the tricky task of choosing a winner from the finalists... A full list of judges appears on the Awards’ website.

The Club will also present the Royal Automobile Club Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognise an individual who has, in the opinion of the Club, made an outstanding contribution to British motoring history and heritage, or to the British historic motoring and/or motor racing movement, across many years.

The winners will be announced at a gala evening to be held in the Club’s Pall Mall clubhouse on Thursday 21 November 2019, hosted by TV Formula 1 and sports presenter Lee McKenzie. Tickets for what promises to be a magnificent evening are now available from the Awards’ website

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