2022 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards Nominations

With nominations underway for the 2022 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards and entries closing on October 8, there is still time for professionals involved in the UK historic motoring scene to have their say in the annual club honours. For outstanding achievements in this field. ,

The contribution of the general public is also important, which is why classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts and fans of historic motorsports are also invited to submit entries.

Candidates can nominate themselves or nominate a third party they deem worthy of recognition. The Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards are free and nominations are made via a simple online form at www.royalautomobileclub historyawards.co.uk.

Club chairman Ben Cussons said: “This is the fourth year the awards have been presented and we are pleased with the quality of nominations we have received since the opening of 2022 submissions.

We look forward to building on the solid foundation already laid over the years. , with nominees of exceptionally high potential and outstanding winners. The November 24 awards night at our Pal Mall Clubhouse once again promises to be a tremendous celebration of creativity, skill, ingenuity, enthusiasm and experience.

The eligibility period is from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022 and registration closes on October 8.

Nominations are invited in the following categories:

Collections: Recognition of achievements during the eligibility period of large and small museums or private collections.
Competitive Event – Has a broad remit covering everything from race meetings and stage rallies to hill climbs, finesse tests, race series and even individual races.
Innovation: Created to reward initiative and creativity in the development of new products and services.
Motorsports Show – for classic motorsport events of all sizes, without elements of timed competition. Eligible events include concours d’elegance, tours, club meetings and classic vehicle shows.
Outstanding Journalism – For the best print, digital or broadcast feature.
Personality: A celebration of individual achievement in the historic world of motoring or motorsport.
Restoration: Recognition of exceptional skill, research and sensitivity to a vehicle’s history that performs a world-class restoration.
The Young Achiever: for rising stars aged 18-30 who are the future of the historic British motor industry.
A key element of the awards is the independent, rigorous and expert evaluation process. Each category is judged by a jury of carefully selected experts with a high level of relevant experience.

At the awards night on Thursday 24 November, the club will also present the Royal Automobile Club Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of a person who has made a significant contribution to motoring and/or heritage of British motoring over the years.

Last year’s winner was John Grant, chairman of the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

The award is a continuation of the club’s 125-year lineage in recognition of automotive achievement.

Today, the club features a number of internationally recognized accolades including the Segrave Trophy, Torrance Trophy, Sims Medal, Dewar Trophy and the oldest trophy in motoring – the Tourist Trophy.

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