1982: Matchbox, makers of the nation's favourite toy cars, was rescued in a Hong Kong buyout
1989: Nigel Mansell black flagged during the Portuguese Grand Prix after reversing in the pitlane
Learn more about the history and triumphant stories of the Club's trophies, as we continue to honour motoring excellence and achievements.
The history of the Royal Automobile Club is the history of motoring in society, which is charted through the Club’s heritage collections.
Access information on the Library and Archive opening times, dress codes and regulations.
Delve into this month's motoring-inspired booklist straight from our library collections.
The Club’s Heritage Fleet gives a glimpse into Britain's authentic motoring history. The collection of vintage cars and former RAC patrol vehicles allow a unique insight into the roots of the Club going back some 80 years.