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The Royal Automobile Club, Britain’s oldest and most influential motoring organisation, was born out of a shared love of motoring and a dedication to preserving the rights and best interests of motorists over 100 years ago. The Club owns and runs a number of historic events, including the world famous Bonham's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Read more
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A host of competitors past and present, race organisers and sponsors gathered on Wednesday 20 July to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy race series.
Club members were delighted to attend an evening with UK Jeep boss, Damien Dally on Thursday 21 July.
On Wednesday 13 July members visited Aston Martin, Gaydon and were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes factory tour providing a fascinating insight into the rich history and intricate
Congratulations to John Abel and Iain Tullie on winning the 2016 Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial, which finished at Woodcote Park on Saturday 16 July.
The penultimate day of the 2016 Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial saw some real highs and lows for crews with two of the top ten not able to complete the route or retire.
Leaving Sheffield at 7.45am, crews headed through Houndkirk Moor, Unthank and Holymoorside before arriving at the home of Steve Perez for a test in the grounds.
The second day of the 1000 Mile Trial is now complete, with Club Chairman Tom Purves now out of the driver's seat after taking the wheel of the Club's Alvis 4.3 Tourer for the first two days
It’s been a long but enjoyable day for most of the crews on the 2016 Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial.
On Wednesday 29 June members of the Club visited the Triumph Motorcycles factory and were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes factory tour.
Driving tests are often as important as academic results these days with almost one in six jobs requiring the applicant to be able to drive.
Very recently, Lewis Hamilton celebrated a fourth victory overall and his third in a row in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. As well as instituting grands prix earlier in the century in this country, the Club was instrumenta
On Tuesday 14 June, members and guests gathered at Pall Mall in honour of the 40th anniversary of James Hunt’s Formula 1 World Championship.
Members were treated to an insightful evening with British manufacturer Aston Martin at Pall Mall, meeting the dynamic duo behind Aston Martin’s most prolific designs.
The early morning grey clouds may have kept a few people away, but the opportunity to dust off that special vehicle from its winter sleep will always be sufficient temptation to see a pletho
A taste of Italy found its way to Woodcote Park on Saturday as Club members joined members of the Ferrari Owners’ Club at a Breakfast Drive-In.
Club members were delighted to welcome special guest Brian Redman to Pall Mall last week for our Annual Le Mans Dinner.
On Friday 15 April, 30 Club members and guests took the exclusive opportunity to experience first-hand the sharp bends and stretching Hangar Straight of the world-famous Grand Prix circuit a
Club members braved the weather to compete in the Club’s first motoring competition of the year, the Mad March Hare Consistency Trial at Woodcote Park.
The chilly, overcast conditions at Woodcote Park on Sunday morning will be in stark contrast to what the competitors of the Monte Carlo Winter Challenge will face.
Members and guests were treated to first hand racing stories from former Formula 1 driver and Le Mans 24 Hours winner, David Brabham, at the Club’s Annual Motoring Dinner on Thursday 11 Febr
On Tuesday 9 February, members of the Club visited Prodrive’s new headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Eleven-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson was awarded the Club’s coveted Torrens Trophy on Tuesday 12 January at the Pall Mall clubhouse for his outstanding determination, courage and overcoming
The Club have awarded John Bloor and Triumph Motorcycles the Diamond Jubilee Trophy.
This year's highly successful London Motor Week celebrations have now wrapped up following a host of motoring events and exclusive opportunities for members right across the Club.
Sunday 1 November marked the 119th annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the world’s longest running motoring event.
A masterpiece of research and unparalleled dedication to Pre-War racing cars has won the Royal Automobile Club’s coveted 2015 Motoring Book of the Year award.
The private view of the Art of Motoring Exhibition took place on the evening of 27 October at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, 5B Pall Mall, London.
The Club is proud to announce the recipients of the Dewar Trophy and Simms Medal for 2015 are GKN Hybrid Power and Williams Advanced Engineering.
Monday 26 October saw the Club welcome the return of the Royal Academy of Art for their Anglo-American Emeritus Design Competition.
On Tuesday 27 October, the Club hosted a series of expert motoring lectures as part of London Motor Week.
We are delighted to announce that the Club has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.
On Thursday 18 September, members of the Club had an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team.
The first weekend in September has now become a mecca for car enthusiasts in the UK as two of the most eminent events take place.
Woodcote Park played host for the fourth year, of the start of the annual Salon Privé Tour d’Elégance on Wednesday 2 September.
Visit the rotunda at Pall Mall to view the ultra-bright, candy-striped Paul Smith Mini, which draws on the design of one of his more expressive and iconic shirts.
Photography Group Chairman, John Retter, gives his review of the Club's Brooklands Museum Tour which took place on 9 July 2015.
On Friday 10 July members of the Club visited the Williams Grand Prix Collection, where guests were given a viewing of the largest private collection of Formula 1 cars in the world.
Click 'read more' for a report on the progress of this year's 1000 Mile Trial.
An already beautiful sunny afternoon at Woodcote Park was made even more glorious when the sight of nearly 40 Pre-War cars returned down the Captain’s Drive, to mark the finish of the Club’s 1000 Mile Trial event.
The Club’s British Grand Prix Trophy has been presented on the podium to winner Lewis Hamilton OBE, with Lewis displaying the trophy in all his TV interviews and post-race press conference.
On Friday 10 July, enjoy an escorted tour of Grand Prix cars, Technology Room engineering, the Interactive Race Team Pit Wall and glittering Trophy Room, followed by a light lunch.
The Salon Privé Tour assembles at Woodcote Park on Wednesday 2 September at 8.00am, before departing for Blenheim Palace at 9.30am up the Captain’s Drive.
Club members are being given an opportunity to drive out to one of the great automobile displays in September - the Salon Privé event - which this year takes place at the scenic Blenheim Palace on Saturday 5 September.
The 14th annual Midsummer Drive-In took place at Woodcote Park on Wednesday 24 June, where over 250 members and their guests enjoyed the wonderful sight of a mesmerising motoring tapestry on the Cedar Lawn.
On Wednesday 17 June, members of the Club visited Rolls-Royce in Chichester and were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the exclusive factory.
Motoring continues to grow in its popularity at the Club, as ably demonstrated on Saturday morning with the biggest turn out for a Spring Breakfast Drive-In that we have ever hosted.
The Spring Lamb Consistency Trial was held on Thursday 23 April at Woodcote Park.
A rather special Motoring dinner took place in the Mountbatten Room last week, as the Club played host to motor racing royalty guests, who joined Club members to celebrate the achievement of
The intrepid competitors on this year’s 1000 Mile Trial event arrived back at Woodcote Park on Saturday 19 July, to the applause of Club members who turned out to welcome them, after waving them off six days earlier. Members took
Lewis Hamilton's desire to hold aloft the Royal Automobile Club’s British GP golden trophy in front of the fans having just won the Silverstone F1 race, underlined just how important heritag
Two of the UK’s most eminent motoring journalists enthralled members and guests on 16 June for the Motoring Industry Insight Dinner.
Three-time Formula One World Champion, and Honorary Club member, Sir Jack Brabham passed away peacefully at his home on the Gold Coast in Australia Monday morning.
For the first time in its history, the Royal Automobile Club's Woodcote Park estate played host to a competitive motorsport event when the Mini Britannia rally took place there on Saturday 1
Retired motorsport commentator Murray Walker was surprised and overwhelmed last week when, as guest of honour at a Royal Automobile Club dinner, when he was reintroduced to one of his father
High profile names from the worlds of motorsport and media turned out on Tuesday at the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park for the third annual Charity Cup competition, supported once aga
The Royal Automobile Club has presented Segrave Medals to Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Audi’s Head of Motorsport, as well as team drivers Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval. The award was made at Silvers
Sebastien Buemi, driving a Toyota TS 040 Hybrid, won a thrilling Tourist Trophy race at Silverstone on Sunday 20 April in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
On Tuesday 15 April 2014 the Royal Automobile Club awarded the historic Segrave Trophy to racing driver Allan McNish.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were guest of honour yesterday at the media launch of the Six Hours of Silverstone and the Tourist Trophy. This curtain raiser to t
Last week, Maria Miller, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, launched a government-backed public consultation on closed road motor sport.
The Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) have extended an invitation to Royal Automobile Club members to join them at their prestigious 72nd Members Meeting, which takes place on 29-30 March and
Last month Sir Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking 350hp Sunbeam was fired up, the first time it has been heard in public in over 50 years. Following a complete mechanical rebuild by the National Motor Museum’s workshop team, the
In Formula 1, there is no better modern-day designer than Adrian Newey, so who better to have as our guest speaker at the Annual Motoring Dinner to tell us about the new season and upcoming challenges of the drivers and teams as t
The British Kawasaki team rider was awarded the coveted trophy on Tuesday 28 January at the Pall Mall clubhouse.
Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy – 2013 Awards
The 2013 Woodcote Trophy has been awarded to the Lotus X of Malcolm Paul and Rick Bourne.
We are delighted to start 2014 by announcing that Adrian Newey, arguably the world’s greatest-ever Formula 1 designer (and Segrave Trophy winner), will be our guest at the Annual Motoring Dinner on Thursday 13 February at the Pal
The 2013 Veteran Car Run included a regular outing for the Wood family, who Ben Portus followed from beginning to end. Here is his account of their day.
Hundreds of machines from the dawn of motoring light up the 2013 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Michelin will appear at the Regent Street Motor Show this weekend with the new sub 999kg World Electric Land Speed Record breaking racing car – the Drayson B12/69 Hyper EV – (subject to FIA
AMT 414 is probably the last undiscovered Frazer Nash TT Rep.
The price new in 1934 was £525.00 and the first owner was WWII RAF Ace and Royal Automobile Club member, Wing Commander Robert Lawrence 'Bobby' Bowes.
Henry Poole’s reputation as friend and tailor to celebrated men predated his inheriting the company in 1846 and opening the first bespoke tailor’s showroom door on Savile Row
Whilst the London Grand Prix remains speculation, former British Touring Car Champion, Alec Poole, brought his own brand of motorsport to the centre of London, when his 'Mini Britannia' started from Battersea power station. Foll
Woodcote Park hosted a dinner on Tuesday 8 October to celebrate 50 years of the Lamborghini marque, with the Head of Design at Lamborghini, Filippo Perini,
Hollywood paid a visit to Pall Mall on Tuesday 16 September when the Club hosted a special screening of the latest big-screen blockbuster from legendary film producer Ron Howard.
Following its display in the Rotunda at Pall Mall in July, the only Pagani Huayra in the country made another appearance at a Club event courtesy of Motoring Committee member Peter Read, who brought the car along to the Autumn Bre
On Thursday 5 September, a group of representatives from the FIA Foundation and the Club partook in a walk in support of UN Global Road Safety Week.
The 2013 Silverstone Classic – the world’s largest classic racing festival – was once again home to the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars. On Sunday 28th July, an awe-in
Pall Mall was the venue for yesterday’s Motoring Lunch with supercar designer and company founder, Horacio Pagani.
Last night’s event at Sandown Park was a closely fought contest between our drivers all aiming for the top step of the podium.
The VŪHL 05 supercar was revealed to an exclusive audience in London for the first time in the Rotunda at Pall Mall yesterday, more than two weeks ahead of its world public debut at the Good
'A picture is worth a thousand words.' That's the old argument traditionally presented by photographers, and it could certainly be used for the 25th anniversary Pirelli Classic Marathon.
Reported by Michael Quinn:My recent experience of the Mille Miglia certainly counts among my most memorable of all my undertakings.
The Royal Automobile Club in partnership with HERO, the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, is set to re-create the 1000 Mile Trial in July 2014.
With over 200 members and guests, plus 50 quite beautiful cars (and a van) on display, the Cedar Lawn at Woodcote Park was a great place to be on Saturday 18 May.
High profile names from the worlds of motorsport and media turned out to Woodcote Park for the second annual Charity Cup competition.
Club member Gregor Fisken takes to the grid for the season-opening British GT Championship event at Oulton Park this Easter Weekend.
Two BMW-riding adventurers from Northern Ireland – author Geoff Hill and former road racer Gary Walker – have called in at the Pall Mall clubhouse on their R 1200 GS Adventure motorcycles.
Some of the teams and drivers that will compete in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on the 12-14 April wowed the capital today.
Murray Walker, arguably the best known name in motor racing but certainly the most famous voice in broadcasting, was guest of honour at the Annual Motoring Dinner.
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The Motor Sports Association (MSA) crowned the 2012 British motor sport champions at its prestigious Night of Champions ceremony at the Pall Mall clubhouse.
A limited number of members wishing to attend events at the Silverstone racing circuit can spectate from the British Racing Drivers' Club clubhouse, owing to the Club's exclusive arrangement with the BRDC. To request passes, please contact Membership.
A limited number of members wishing to attend events at the Silverstone racing circuit can spectate from the British Racing Drivers' Club clubhouse, owing to the Club's exclusive arrangement with the BRDC.
To book passes for an event, or enter a ballot, please email Membership or telephone 01372 229622.
Tickets are issued in pairs and a charge of £15.00 per pair will be added to your member account once the event has been attended. Once a ballot has been drawn, you will be notified whether successful or not.
To view the 2016 Silverstone Events Calendar, click here.
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