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International Historic Motoring Awards move to the Guildhall

Nominate now for this event, which will celebrate the historic motoringi industry in glorious new surroundings

The sixth International Historic Motoring Awards, hosted by Octane Magazine in conjunction with EFG Bank, will be held on Thursday 17 November at a new venue: the Guildhall, the medieval jewel at the heart of the City of London. The awards will cover 13 categories of historic motoring endeavour across the world – and nominations are now open.
The categories celebrate using our cars: Motoring Event, Rally or Tour, Motorsport Event, Race Series. They also cover heritage, networking and knowledge: Museum or Collection, Club, Publication. They acknowledge the people who keep our cars in proper fettle: Specialist, and a single specific Restoration. They recognise the efforts of those who enrich our pursuit: Personal Achievement, Industry Supporter.
A special award for Lifetime Achievement reflects a significant and lasting contribution to the historic motoring movement, and Historic Car of the Year will be awarded to a significant car – for whatever reason – that has emerged into the public eye since the last IHMA.
You can nominate candidates for all of these categories (except Lifetime Achievement) on www.historicmotoringawards.com, where tickets for the evening are on sale. In the case of Historic Car of the Year, you’ll be able to choose from a shortlist complied by Octane. Nominations close on 1 October for all categories except Historic Car (1 September).
Once the nominations are in, the judging team gets to work. This year’s panel includes racing drivers Derek Bell and Jochen Mass, former FIVA president Horst Brüning, Ben Horton of Hortons Books, Pebble Beach chief judge Ed Gilbertson, classic car consultant Simon Kidston, high-profile collectors Nick Mason and Jay Leno, former Bentley chairman Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen who nowadays heads the Volkswagen Group’s classic activities, designer Peter Stevens, Tour Auto and Le Mans Classic organiser Patrick Peter, IHMA judging panel chairman Duncan Wiltshire, and Octane International Editor, Robert Coucher.
The evening will take place in the Great Hall of the 12th Century Guildhall, where royalty and state visitors have gathered through the centuries, with drinks (before and after dinner and presentations) served in the crypts below.

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