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Listen Now: Podcast with Tiff Needell

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The 2017 Formula 1 World Championship is underway. We explore the season ahead with Tiff Needell.

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Motoring

John Surtees CBE 1934-2017

It is with great sadness that the Club has learned of the passing of John Surtees CBE.

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Motoring

MotoGP Racer Cal Crutchlow Wins Torrens Trophy

24 January 2017

Cal Crutchlow has been awarded the Club’s coveted Torrens Trophy for being the first British rider to win a premier class World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix in 35 years.

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Motoring

Triumph TR2 Car in the Rotunda

Pall Mall, Rotunda

Arguably the most significant Triumph sports car of all time, the Triumph TR2 'Jabbeke' is on view in the rotunda from today until Sunday.

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Motoring

Listen Now: Podcast with Tom Kristensen

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In our first podcast for 2017, produced in association with Motor Sport magazine, we talk to Tom Kristensen – or ‘Mr Le Mans’ – as he is known, in deference to his record-breaking nine wins at the famous 24 Hours race.

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Motoring

RAC Foundation News - February 2017

An interesting take on tackling illegal use of mobiles at the wheel has been proposed by the Police Federation of England Wales which represents rank and file offices: confiscate offenders’ devices at the roadside.

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Motoring

Review of Brooklands Museum Visit

On Thursday 2 February, Club members met at Woodcote Park for lunch before embarking on a guided tour at Brooklands Museum, Surrey.

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Motoring

Members Drive the Aston Martin DB11

On Wednesday 8 March members of the Club visited Aston Martin at its Gaydon headquarters.

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Motoring

2016 MSA British Champions Announced

Saturday 28 January

FIA President Jean Todt and FIA Deputy President (Sport) Graham Stoker crowned the 2016 MSA British Champions during the MSA Night of Champions ceremony at Pall Mall on Saturday 28 January.

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Motoring

Motoring Open Evening Review

Both newcomers and motoring veterans joined together in Pall Mall on Thursday 26 January for the Club’s Motoring Open Evening, to learn all about the plans for 2017 and how they can get involved.

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Motoring

Motor Racing Legends Awards at Pall Mall

On Wednesday 18 January, Motor Racing Legends held their annual awards dinner at the Pall Mall clubhouse, with the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy among those on offer.

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Motoring

RAC Foundation News - January 2017

It’s been a big couple of weeks in the world of potholes. First the Local Government Association (LGA) came out warning that the cost to clear the road maintenance backlog in England could grow to £14 billion by 2019.

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Motoring

From the Bookshelf - January 2017

Club Librarian, Trevor Dunmore, gives us a taste of what lies on the bookshelves.

This month he welcomes the new Heritage Catalogue and gives suggestions on the archive's Tourist Trophy items.

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Heritage Motoring

Christmas Parlour Games and Motoring Quiz

Have some fun this Christmas with the Club's Motoring Quiz and Parlour Games. There is 'Cars and Ladders', a Motoring Quiz and 'Guess the Famous Motoring Faces', all you need to do is print at home.

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Motoring

Video: 2016 Motoring Review of the Year

The Club wraps up 2016 with a video review of the motoring year at the Royal Automobile Club.

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Motoring

RAC Foundation News - December 2016

A week ago shoppers were trying to bag a bargain as part of the Black Friday shopping extravaganza. They were at it again at the start of this week as retailers promoted Cyber Monday. The RAC Foundation’s interest is less about what people are buying but rather: how are they getting the stuff home?

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Motoring

Contenders Announced for the Coveted Torrens Trophy

The Club took to the main stage of Motorcycle Live on Saturday 19 November to reveal the contenders for the coveted 2016 Torrens Trophy.

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Motoring

In Memoriam: Peter Foubister 1953 - 2016

The Club is sad to announce that Peter Foubister, the Club Motoring Secretary, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday 18 November.

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Motoring

Club Wins 'Rally or Tour of the Year' at the International Historic Motoring Awards

The Club has won the 'Rally or Tour of the Year' Award at the International Historic Motoring Awards for the 2015 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

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Motoring

The Beaujolais Run Leaves Woodcote Park

On Monday 14 November, the Beaujolais Run made a stop at Woodcote Park on their way to the vineyards in France for the first Beaujolais wine sales of the year.

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Motoring

Club Shortlisted for Three Awards at the International Historic Motoring Awards

The Club has been shortlisted for three awards across the ‘Motoring Event of the Year’ and ‘Rally or Tour of the Year’ categories at the sixth International Historic Motoring Awards, which will be held at the Guildhall, London on Thursday 17 November 2016.

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Motoring

2016 RAC Rally of the Tests

In an event that spanned just over three days and 751 miles, the RAC Rally of the Tests has been won by Andy Lane and Richard Crozier in their Volvo 123GT.

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Motoring

Motoring Past, Present and Future: Regent Street Motor Show

Hundreds of thousands of visitors attended the annual Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 5 November, a free-to-attend, family-friendly event celebrating three centuries of motoring. This year’s attractions included displays of veteran cars, classic cars, modern day vehicles and plug-in hybrids, as well as musical fun from the West End Kids, driving simulator experiences and stunt shows.

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Motoring

Sun Shines for Veteran Car Run

On Sunday 6 November, almost 400 pioneering veteran cars took part in the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, which saw thousands of spectators cheer on the participants and their pre-1905 cars in brilliant sunshine.

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Motoring

Savoy Chefs Collaborate for London Motor Week German-Themed Dinner

To celebrate the German theme of this year’s London Motor Week, Club Executive Chef Philip Corrick collaborated with two of the UK’s top German chefs on a special menu for the Partners’ Dinner on Thursday 3 November.

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Motoring

Listen Now: Podcast with Pat Symonds

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In this instalment, produced in association with Motor Sport magazine, we capture the thoughts of Williams technical guru Pat Symonds.

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Motoring

Highlights from the Motoring Forum

Back for its second year, the Motoring Forum once again proved a highlight of London Motor Week. Club members, industry professionals and even students from a London design college were all in attendance on Thursday 3 November.

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Motoring

Live Stream the Veteran Car Run

For the first time, the start and finish of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox will be live streamed on YouTube.

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Motoring

2016 Motoring Book of the Year Winners Announced

The Club is proud to announce the recipient of the 2016 Motoring Book of the Year Award, Brian Redman, for Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks. An award for Specialist Book of the Year was also given to Jonathan Wood for Squire: The Man, the Car, the Heritage.

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Motoring

2016 Dewar Trophy and Simms Medal Winners Announced

The Club is proud to announce the recipients of the Dewar Trophy and Simms Medal for 2016 are Gordon Murray Design and Hugo Spowers and the team at Riversimple.

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Motoring

London Motor Week Dinner with Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer

‘All I ever wanted to be was an engineer’, Dr Andy Palmer CMG told a captivated room of Club members and their guests at the inaugural London Motor Week Dinner on Wednesday 1 November.

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Motoring

RAC Foundation News - November 2016

Drive-safe mode for mobiles? This week Tomasz Kroker made the headlines for all the wrong reasons following his jailing for ten years for causing death by dangerous driving.

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Motoring

Winner of the RCA Vehicle Design Competition Announced

Yang Liu a talented young car designer from China has won the Royal College of Art vehicle design competition.

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Motoring

Listen Now: Podcast with Dick Bennetts

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In this instalment, produced in association with Motor Sport magazine, we speak to Dick Bennetts, who has helped a stellar list of racing drivers find their way from the junior formulae to become Formula 1 World Champions.

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Motoring

LMW Regent Street Motor Show

Saturday 5 November
Free to Attend

A celebration of 125 years of motoring’s past, present and future awaits visitors which promises something for everyone.

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Motoring

Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Sunday 6 November

At early dawn on 6 November, people dressed in period costume will ceremoniously tear up a red flag in Hyde Park. Marvel at the sight of more than 400 pre-1905 veteran cars taking part in an epic 60-mile journey from London to Brighton.

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Motoring

Art of Motoring Exhibition

Royal Opera Arcade Gallery
Monday 31 October – Saturday 5 November

The Art of Motoring exhibition is back for its second year, bringing together some of the finest internationally renowned artists working in motoring.

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Motoring

Woodcote Trophy Tenth Anniversary

A host of competitors past and present, race organisers and sponsors gathered on Wednesday 20 July to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy race series.

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Motoring

1000 Mile Trial Returns to Woodcote Park

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.

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