The Royal Automobile Club Announces Historic Awards Finalists

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Jim Clark’s 1967 Lotus Type 38 Indy Car is among the finalists the Royal Automobile Club’s Historic Award for Restoration.

The United Kingdom’s Royal Automobile Club has announced the finalists for their inaugural Historic Awards. Judges for the awards spent two weeks deliberating before naming the finalists. The winners, along with a lifetime achievement award recipient, will be announced in November.

The finalists are:


  • British Commercial Vehicle Museum
  • Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
  • The Bugatti Trust

Competitive Event

  • Castle Combe Autumn Classic
  • Chateau Impney Hill Climb
  • Le Mans Start Silverstone (VSCC Formula Vintage Festival)

Motoring Spectacle

  • Bentley Drivers Club ‘1001 Bentleys at Blenheim’ (in association with Salon Privé)
  • Bicester Heritage Super Scramble
  • Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace


  • Ian Ferguson, VSCC
  • Julius Thurgood, HRDC
  • Paul and Andrew Wood, P & A Wood

Outstanding Journalism

  • Mark Evans – Inside Jaguar: A Supercar is Reborn, broadcast documentary, Channel 4
  • Doug Nye – Enzo, The Man, Magneto magazine
  • Nick Trott – Porsche 917, The Road Rat magazine

Race Series

  • Classic Racing Motorcycle Club
  • Equipe GTS & Classic Relay
  • HSCC Historic Formula 2


  • 1939 Corniche – Bentley Motors
  • 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show Launch Land Rover – Land Rover Classic
  • 1967 Jim Clark Lotus type 38 Indy car – Nick Fennell & Classic Team Lotus

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