Along with the 2,000 members and guests and 1,000 industry professionals who joined us for our London Motor Week , there were several stars which appeared in the Club’s rotunda as part of the celebrations.
On Tuesday we welcomed Sir Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell 003 into the rotunda through our doors. The car was present in celebration of our London Motor Week Dinner which we enjoyed with the three-time Formula 1 World Champion and his long-term friend, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Read more about the unforgettable evening here.
The next day two motorcycles and a digger moved in for the day and night. Each vehicle was connected to one of the two winners of the Dewar Trophy and Simms Medal presentation lunch.
A JCB 19C-1E was put in place to celebrate JCB winning the Dewar Trophy. It was awarded to the company for the development and introduction into the market of the JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator – the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator.
Parked either side of the machine were two of Zef Eisenberg’s motorcycles. One was the Isle of Man TT—Nottingham University – MADMAX Electric Motorcycle whilst the other was The Eisenberg V8 Motorcycle. Zef was the Club’s 2019 Simms Medal winner, winning for his multiple speed record exploits on two and four wheels exemplifying “the spirit of adventure” which is at the heart of the Simms Medal. Read a full review of the Dewar and Simms presentation event here.
Just prior to the Veteran Car Run we hosted the Club’s 1900 Simms in the rotunda. A prototype created by the Club’s founder, Frederick Simms, it was the perfect reminder of the Club’s links to the history of the automobile, and the longest-running motoring event in the world.