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International Historic Motoring Awards night preview

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International Historic Motoring Awards night preview

Five-times Le Mans winner, triple Daytona winner and double World Sports Car Champion Derek Bell MBE will act as Master of Ceremonies on November 29th, when leading figures from the international historic motoring world gather in London to honour the winners of the International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG International private bank and Octane magazine, at a gala celebration at the spectacular St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

Tickets are still available for the evening, visit the Octane shop for more information.

The nominations shortlist is as follows:

Museum or Collection of the Year
sponsored by Hagerty
LeMay – America’s Car Museum
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
Mullin Automotive Museum
Museo Ferrari

Publication of the Year
sponsored by Hortons Books
XJ13 by Peter D Wilson
Elva by János Wimpffen
Archie Frazer-Nash… engineer by
Trevor Tarring and Mark Joseland
Doctor on the Grid by
Tony Goodwin
Inside the Paddock: racing car
transporters at work by David
Cross with Bjørn Kjer
Vitesse – Ήlégance by
Michael Furman

Industry Supporter of the Year
sponsored by Octane
Audi Tradition
Jaguar Heritage & JD Classics
Leeds City College
Revington TR
Motor Racing Medics
Longstone Tyres
HERO Events

Motorsport Event of the Year
sponsored by Bentley Drivers Club
Vernasca Silver Flag
Silverstone Classic
Goodwood Revival
Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
Le Mans Classic
Phillip Island Classic

Personal Achievement of the Year
sponsored by HERO Events
Chris Evans
Jeremy Jackson/Graham Sharpe
Rod Millen
Bruce Macleod

Motoring Event of the Year
sponsored by CMC
Beaulieu Autojumble
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Techno-Classica Essen
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Windsor Concours of Elegance

Restoration of the Year
Ford GT40 Mk3
Alfa Romeo 1750 Coupé
Ex-Clark Gable Jaguar XK120
Mercedes-Benz 680S
Bentley Speed Six

Historic Race Series of the Year
FIA Lurani FJ Series
GT & Sports Car Club
Historic Racing Drivers Club
Woodcote Trophy
HSCC Guards Trophy

Club of the Year

20-Ghost Club
Aston Martin Owners Club
Mercedes-Benz Club
Bentley Drivers Club
Formula Junior Historic
Racing Association
Jaguar Drivers Club

For a full rundown on the event, visit www.historicmotoringawards.com

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Car of the year shortlist

Round Door Rolls-Royce
The magnificently outrageous 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coup, known simply as the Round Door Rolls-Royce, must be one of the most dramatically-bodied cars of all time. Looked after by Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum, it was a star of the 2012 Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance.

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
This car played a part in the birth of a nation. On August 14th 1947, loaned by its owner, HH The Nawab of Bahawalpur, it transported the founder of Pakistan, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and the last Viceroy of India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, to the Sindh Assembly Building in Karachi to formally announce the creation of Pakistan. The appearance of this car at the 2012 Kuwait Concours was the first time it had left Pakistan – a significant political and cultural achievement.

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
Beautifully understated and elegant, this Alfa Romeo is one of just six closed 2900Bs. It was exported to the USA in 1947 and won the first street race at Watkins Glen. It won Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2008, the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este in 2009, and Best of Show at the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance in 2012.

Birkin Bentley
Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin’s 1931 4 ½ Litre Supercharged Bentley set the Outer Circuit record of 137.96mph at Brooklands in 1932, a truly hair-raising feat. Following the death of its owner, legendary watchmaker George Daniels, the car was sold this year by Bonhams for £5 million, a world record for a British car.

The Swan Car
Of all the over-the-top machinery at Pebble Beach this year, none was more outlandish than the 1910 Brooke Swan Car (and matching ‘Cygnet’) from the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands. It was commissioned by Calcutta eccentric Robert Nicholl ‘Scotty’ Matthewson – apparently he quite liked swans…

The Silver Arrows
The fabulous Silver Arrows pre-war racing cars from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union (now Audi) that dominated motor racing before WW2 were reunited at the 2012 Goodwood Revival Meeting, where they wowed the crowds with spine-tingling demonstration lap; their first time together for decades.

 

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