Classic car fans across the country are dusting off their dinner jackets and gowns in preparation for one of the heritage motoring world’s most glamorous events.
The 2018 edition of the Historic Motoring Awards, now in its eighth year, will be held in the sumptuous art deco surroundings of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Mayfair on Thursday 25th October.
The awards are the most prestigious in the heritage motoring industry and celebrate the very best of the classic car world.
This year’s ceremony promises to be the most spectacular yet and will be hosted once again by one of televised motorsport’s most famous faces, Steve Rider.
Octane’s Editor-in-Chief, James Elliott, said this year’s awards ceremony will showcase the skill and passion of the people and businesses, so fundamental to the success of the heritage vehicle industry.
He added: “The awards are set to move forward again in 2018, with even greater international representation, more widespread media coverage and more entries than ever.”
The event, which will include a lavish awards dinner at the Central London venue, will provide enthusiasts with a unique chance to network with some of the biggest names in the industry.
The 2018 awards will be a truly global event, covering a total of 18 award categories that showcase the very best of historic motoring endeavour throughout the world.
Amongst the more traditional categories, such as ‘Restoration of the Year’ and 'Club of the Year'; this year will see the introduction of three new awards.
Two of the new prizes are sponsored by Vantage and Enzo, while the third celebrates the “Breakthrough Event of the Year.”
The awards are judged by a panel of experts from across the industry, including notable collectors, museum curators, car designers, journalists and TV hosts. US comedian Jay Leno was on last year’s panel.
Footman James are pleased to announce that they are once again sponsoring the Club of the Year award.
David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James commented, "Classic car clubs are the beating heart of the classic car industry and Footman James believe that clubs need the recognition that they deserve."
If you believe that your club has gone above and beyond, whether they have hosted a fantastic event or have raised hundreds for charity, voting is still open for you to enter your club. But hurry! Voting closes on Monday 3rd September 2018 at 10am!