Tickets are still available – if you are interested in attending the Historic Awards evening click here to find ticket prices and complete the information form. There you can indicate how many tickets you would like. Please note, tickets applications can be made by both members and non-members.
Nominations are now closed and the judges have chosen their three finalists across each of the seven categories open for judging. Read the full list of finalists here.
About the Awards
New for 2019, the Royal Automobile Club’s Historic Awards are a new set of annual accolades recognising excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries. The Club has been at the heart of the motoring world since its formation in 1897, and the Historic Awards are a natural continuation of a rich heritage.
The Awards will reward achievement and innovation across eight categories, highlighting and celebrating the wide range of companies, clubs, events, associations and individuals responsible for influencing and driving the British motoring movement.
– Competitive Event – Supported by 1762 from Brewin Dolphin. Celebrating the best of the best from the competitive events arena.
Lead Judge: Historic motorsport competitor and event organiser Vanessa Marçais.
– Motoring Spectacle – Supported by Footman James. Recognising the best classic or historic car event which takes place within the UK.
Lead Judge: Editor-in-Chief of Classic & Sports Car, Alastair Clements.
– Race Series – Supported by A. Lange & Söhne. This category recognises the most prolific historic race series in existence.
Lead Judge: Motor racing commentator and Chair of Silverstone Heritage, Ian Titchmarsh
– Collection – Supported by Total. This will be awarded to a British-based collection that has made a significant contribution to the historic motoring movement.
Lead Judge: Journalist, TV commentator and former Editor of Autosport and Managing Director of Haymarket Magazines, Simon Taylor.
– Restoration – Supported by Bicester Heritage. Judges will be looking for a restoration born from impressive technical expertise and painstaking research.
Lead Judge: Editorial Director of Magneto, David Lillywhite.
– Personality – Supported by HERO. The historic motoring scene is nothing without the people behind it, with this award recognising an individual who has made a significant recent contribution.
Lead Judge: Chairman of Motorsport UK Council and Vice President of the Royal Automobile Club, Tom Purves.
– Outstanding Journalism – This award will be presented to the author of the best written feature that has appeared within the judging period.
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