2017 Sam Sunderland
For being the first Briton to win a Dakar Rally crown by winning the motorcycle category in 2017.
2015 John McGuinness
For his outstanding contribution to motorcycle road and circuit racing, including setting the outright lap record at the 2015 Isle of Man TT. John is the greatest living exponent of the TT, with 23 victories to his name.
2012 John Surtees OBE
For his outstanding career in two- and four-wheeled motor sport, including seven Motorcycle World Championship titles, culminating in the unique achievement of being the only man to win both a Motorcycle World Championship and a Formula One World Championship.
2011 Dave Sykes
For being the first paraplegic pilot to fly from York to Sydney in a microlight aircraft, completing the journey in 257 hours.
2010 Adrian Newey OBE
For winning Formula One drivers’ and constructors’ World Championships with three teams: Williams-Renault, McLaren-Mercedes and Red Bull-Renault.
2009 Paul Bonhomme
As Britain’s first champion in the Red Bull Air Race.
2008 Allan McNish
For exceptional endeavour in motor sport.
2007 Lewis Hamilton MBE
For unprecedented achievements in his debut season in the FIA Formula One World Championship.
2005 Sir Stirling Moss
For his lifetime of achievement in all forms of motor sport, and his service to the sports.
The Segrave Medal was also awarded, to Lady Moss, for her vital role in supporting Sir Stirling.
2003 Brian Lecomber
For his career of more than 20 years as a leading airshow pilot, and journalist and communicator on aerobatics and record breaking.
2002 Steve Curtis MBE
For winning as driver in the World, European and Pole Position championships in offshore powerboat racing.
The Segrave Certificate of Achievement was also awarded, to Bjørn Rune Gjelsten, for winning as throttleman in the same three championships.
2001 Tim Ellison
For the first circumnavigation flight by a disabled pilot.
The Segrave Medal was also awarded, to Mark Wilkinson, for his support to Tim Ellison’s remarkable achievements.
2000 William Joseph (‘Joey’) Dunlop OBE
Awarded posthumously in recognition of a career of unrivalled achievement in the Isle of Man TT.
1999 Sir Jackie Stewart
For lifetime services to motor sport.
1998 Brian Milton
For becoming the first person to circumnavigate the world in a microlight.
1997 Wing Commander Andy Green OBE
For raising the land speed record to 763.065mph at Black Rock, Nevada in ThrustSSC – becoming the first person to break the sound barrier on land.
1996 Damon Hill OBE
For becoming the FIA Formula One world champion and, in so doing, becoming the first son of a former champion to claim the title.
1995 Colin McRae MBE
For becoming the first British driver to win the FIA World Rally Championship with Subaru.
1994 Carl Fogarty CBE
For winning the Superbike World Championship with Ducati.
1993 Nigel Mansell CBE
For winning the CART IndyCar World Championship in America at the first attempt.
The Segrave Medal was also awarded, to Eric Broadley for the achievements of Lola Cars in all forms of motor sport, including the IndyCar success for Nigel Mansell.
1992 Sir Francis (Frank) Williams and Nigel Mansell CBE
For victory in the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship for constructors (Williams) and drivers (Mansell).
1991 Steve Webster MBE
For winning his fourth FIM World Sidecar Championship title.
1990 Louise Aitken-Walker MBE
For winning the ladies’ World Rally Championship title with Vauxhall.
1989 Bob Ives and Joe Ives
For victory in the off-road marathon the Camel Trophy, with its 1,062-mile route through the Brazilian rainforest from Alta Floresta to Manaus.
1988 Martin Brundle
For winning the FIA Sportscar World Championship with Jaguar.
1987 Eve Jackson
For her solo flight from London to Sydney in the microlight Shadow.
1986 Sir Richard Branson
For the development of the Virgin Atlantic Challenger and his effort to break the Blue Riband record crossing of the Atlantic in a sailing boat.
1985 Ken Wallis DSO MBE
For his lifetime of achievement in aviation, including a multitude of world records for altitude, speed and range in autogyro aircraft.
1984 Barry Sheene MBE
For his career in motorcycle Grand Prix racing, including being the only man to win World Championship events at all capacities from 50cc to 500cc.
1983 Richard Noble OBE
For raising the land speed record to 633.468mph at Black Rock Desert, Nevada in Thrust 2.
1982 Admiral Sir John Forster (‘Sandy’) Woodward
For his captaincy of flagship HMS Hermes on behalf of all who fought for the liberation of the Falkland Islands.
1980 Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran
For becoming the first woman to achieve more than 100mph on water by reaching 102mph on Lake Windermere.
1979 Stanley Michael Hailwood (‘Mike the bike’ Hailwood) MBE
For his long career in motorcycle Grand Prix racing, Formula One and his successes in the Isle of Man TT, including his last, in 1979, at the age of 39, following a successful comeback to the event after an 11-year hiatus.
1978 John (‘Cat’s Eyes’) Cunningham CBE
For his 40-year career as chief test pilot at de Havilland and later British Aerospace, including wartime service as a night-fighter pilot, scoring 20 aerial victories in the defence of Britain at the height of the Blitz.
1977 Barry Sheene MBE
For retaining the 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship.
1976 Peter Collins
For becoming the first British rider to win the World Speedway Championship.
1975 Roger Clark MBE, Stuart Turner, Jim Porter, Peter Ashworth and Tony Mason
For the success of Ford Motor Company in the British Rally Championship.
1974 John Blashford-Snell OBE
For leading the first Zaire River exploration ever to be completed.
1973 Sir Jackie Stewart
For winning his third Formula One World Championship in five seasons with a British team, and becoming the most successful Grand Prix driver in history.
1970 Brian Trubshaw CBE
For his work in developing and successfully piloting the prototype Concorde supersonic airliner, including her first supersonic flight over land.
1969 Bruce McLaren
Awarded posthumously for the design, development and driving of cars that won every round of the 1969 Can-Am Championship.
1968 Ken Wallis DSO MBE
For his development and airmanship in the field of lightweight autogyro aircraft, and attaining multiple world records.
1966 Donald Campbell CBE
Awarded posthumously for outstanding contribution to mechanical development and aerodynamics.
1964 Donald Campbell CBE
For becoming the first person since his father to achieve “the double” of raising the water speed record to 276.33mph in Bluebird K7 on Lake Dumbleyung, Australia, and taking the land speed record to 429mph at Lake Eyre in Bluebird CN7.
1962 (Alfred William) Bill Bedford OBE
For completing the first vertical landing by a fixed-wing aircraft on an aircraft carrier, landing a Hawker P-1127 on HMS Ark Royal.
1960 Tom Brooke-Smith
For attaining vertical flight and hovering stationary in the air in an SC 1 VTOL aircraft.
1958 Donald Campbell CBE
For raising the water speed record to 260mph on Lake Coniston in Bluebird K7.
1957 Sir Stirling Moss
For winning three Grands Prix with Vanwall and breaking five class speed records.
1956 Peter Twiss OBE
For setting a new air speed record of 1,132mph and becoming the first person to break 1,000mph in level flight, in a Fairey Delta 2.
1955 Donald Campbell CBE
For setting a new water speed record of 202.15mph on Ullswater in Bluebird K7.
1953 Neville Duke DSO OBE
For setting a new air speed record of 727.63mph in a Hawker Hunter over Littlehampton.
1951 Geoff Duke OBE
For winning the 350cc and 500cc Motorcycle World Championships and both the junior and senior Tourist Trophy races in the same year.
1948 John Derry DFC
For becoming the first British pilot to break the speed of sound, which he did flying a de Havilland Vampire.
1947 John Rhodes Cobb
For raising the land speed record to 394.19mph in the Railton Mobil Special.
1946 Geoffrey de Havilland, Junior OBE
Awarded posthumously for his contribution to British aviation as a test pilot developing aircraft such as the de Havilland Mosquito, the Hornet and the Vampire.
1939 Sir Malcolm Campbell
For setting the new water speed record of 141.74mph at Coniston Water in Blue Bird K4.
The Segrave Medal was also awarded, to Peter du Cane for design and construction of Blue Bird K4.
1938 Alfred Thomas Goldie Gardner OBE
For attaining the class G land speed record of 186.6mph in a 1100cc MG Magnette on the German autobahn.
1937 Arthur Clouston CB
For his flight with Betty Kirby-Green in a de Havilland Comet from Croydon to Cape Town and back in a flight time of 77 hours and 49 minutes.
1936 Jean Batten CBE
For her record-breaking solo flight in a Percival Gull from England to Auckland, taking 11 days and 45 minutes.
1935 Captain George Eyston MC OBE
For the land speed records over 1 hour, 12 hours and 24 hours, including an average of 140.52mph over 24 hours of driving in Speed of the Wind.
1934 Ken Waller
For his 4,000-mile flight from Belgium to what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and back in a de Havilland Comet, taking just 3,439 minutes – to prove that an airmail service was achievable.
1933 Sir Malcolm Campbell
For raising the Land Speed Record to 272.11mph in Blue Bird.
1932 Amy Johnson CBE
For her record-breaking flight in a de Havilland Puss Moth from London to Cape Town.
1931 (Herbert) Bert Hinkler AFC DSM
For his solo flight in a de Havilland Puss Moth from Canada to London by the least direct route imaginable. First it was Canada to New York, then non-stop to Jamaica, before going on to Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. Then crossing the South Atlantic to West Africa, and from Africa over the Mediterranean to Europe and onward to London.
1930 Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith
For his east-west solo air crossing of the Atlantic from Ireland to Newfoundland in 31½ hours, and victory in 13 days, also solo, in the England to Australia Air Race, in the Southern Cross.