November 2017

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Motoring

RAC Foundation: Patchwork approach to detection and punishment of speeding

New analysis for the RAC Foundation has revealed large differences between the 43 police constabularies of England and Wales in the way they enforce speed limits and dispose of speeding cases.

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Motoring

The Restoration of the ‘House Find’ Bentley by William Medcalf Vintage Bentley

William Medcalf Vintage Bentley has been nominated for Restoration of the Year at the Octane Awards for returning one of the greatest Bentley treasures to its original glory from the brink of extinction – The 'House Find' Bentley – after more than 1,800 hours of preservation work.

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From the Bookshelf - Formula 1: Looking back, looking forward

Lewis Hamilton has secured his fourth world title, powered by Mercedes’ current dominance, making him the most successful British Formula 1 champion to date.

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Motoring

Contenders announced for the coveted Torrens Trophy at Motorcyle Live

The Club took to the main stage at Motorcycle Live on Saturday 18 November to reveal the contenders for the coveted 2017 Torrens Trophy, won last year by MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow for being the first British rider to win a premier class World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix in 35 years.

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2017 Veteran Car Run: David Corry

The Royal Automobile Club is deeply saddened by the death of David Corry, the driver of the veteran car involved in the accident during the Veteran Car Run on Sunday 5 November.

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Motoring

Blog: RAC Rally of the Tests 2017: Day 3

The final day of the RAC Rally of The Tests dawned with another crisp and clear morning to greet crews.

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Motoring

Race Day Hospitality for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Williams F1 Racing

On Sunday 12 November, more than 60 Club members visited the Williams F1 Racing HQ in Wantage, Oxfordshire, to watch the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Motoring

Blog: RAC Rally of the Tests 2017 - Day 2

Day two of the RAC Rally of The Tests dawned with a distinct chill in the air; this would be another long day in the saddle with 280 miles to be covered. The second day would also see us take in some new territory for the event as we entered the North part of the Lake District.

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Blog: RAC Rally of the Tests 2017 - Day 1

The first full day of the RAC Rally of The Tests lived up to its name, with five tests situated in the picturesque Cheshire countryside to start the day.

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Blog: RAC Rally of the Tests 2017 - The Prologue

Welcome to the start of what promises to be an epic RAC Rally of The Tests.

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Motoring

RAC Foundation: The Chancellor's Budget

It all happens in November. While the Club’s annual London Motor Week and bonfire night have both come and gone, the Chancellor’s Budget still lies ahead.

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Motoring

From the Bookshelf - The Club's Badge and all it Represents

The Club has just celebrated London Motor Week and in this 120th anniversary year of the Club’s founding, here are some literary references to the Club’s badge(s) – the clearest of symbols as to our identity.

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Accident on the 2017 Veteran Car Run: Update on Thursday 9 November

The Royal Automobile Club is deeply saddened to learn that the driver of the veteran car involved in the accident during the Veteran Car Run on Sunday 5 November has died as a result of his injuries.

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Motoring

Members' exclusive tour of One Formula - Celebrating 50 years of Gordon Murray Car Design

On Tuesday 7 November, members experienced an exclusive private tour of Professor Gordon Murray's week-long exhibition at Dunsfold Park, celebrating 50 years of Gordon Murray Engineering and Design, which is to be enjoyed by the friends, colleagues and industry figures he has encountered throughout his career.

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Motoring

London Motor Week 2017 - The Full Review

Last week saw the Club present its annual London Motor Week, making us the focus in the capital for all-things motoring.

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The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox 2017

Labelled as one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated motoring events, this year's Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox delivered a piece of living history as pioneering automobiles made their annual outing from the City to the Sussex sea front.

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Accident on the Veteran Car Run: Update on Monday 6 November

Accident on the Veteran Car Run
Update on Monday 6 November 2017

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Motoring

The Sights and Sounds of the Regent Street Motor Show 2017

A celebration of motoring’s past, present and future awaited the visitors to Regent Street today, as the free-to-view Motor Show promised a little something for everyone.

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Motoring

The Art of Motoring Exhibition - Open Now

On Tuesday 31 October, some of Europe’s finest motoring artists gathered at the Mall Galleries, London, for a private view of the Art of Motoring exhibition – the largest exhibition of artists working in this genre in Europe.

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The Motoring Forum - An insight into motoring, past and present

The Club’s Motoring Forum has become a favourite of the London Motor Week festivities, and it didn't fail to impress in 2017.

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Motoring

RAC Foundation - Data, Driven

The RAC Foundation’s 'Data, Driven' event on Thursday 2 November saw some sixty academics, analysts and policy advisers from Whitehall gather in the Pall Mall clubhouse Committee Room to share information on the latest motoring-related analysis and research.

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Damon Hill scoops Motoring Book of the Year 2017

The entertaining and revealing autobiography of Damon Hill has scooped the Club’s Motoring Book of the Year award for 2017.

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Dewar Trophy and Simms Medal winners 2017

Today (Wednesday 1 November), the Club proudly announced the recipients of its prestigious Dewar Trophy and Simms Medal for 2017 – Jaguar Land Rover and the HIPERCAR Consortium.

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Motoring

The London Motor Week Dinner with Jean Todt

The Club was delighted to welcome special guest, Jean Todt, to its annual London Motor Week Dinner in Pall Mall on Tuesday 31 October, where he gave guests a unique and personal insight into his adventurous life in motorsport.

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The Motoring Lectures 2017 - The Finest Experts in the Industry

On Tuesday 31 October, the Club played host to a series of Motoring Lectures at its Pall Mall clubhouse in London, bringing together some of the finest experts in the field of motoring and motorsport.

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