23rd September 2021

Final chance to nominate for the 2021 RAC Historic Awards

Have your say in the Royal Automobile Club’s Historic Awards before its too late. Nominations close on the 1st October at 5pm meaning you have just over one week to get your nominations in.

The awards celebrate the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport scene. There are eight amazing categories that represent everything the industry encompasses, from museums, events, restorations and more. You don’t have to work in the industry to nominate, the awards welcome nominations from enthusiasts!

The eight categories are:

  • Collection (Sponsored by Footman James) - for British-based collections or museums which have made a significant contribution to the historic motoring movement during the Awards’ eligibility period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021
  • Competitive Event – including motor racing meetings, race series and individual races, hill climbs, navigation and stage rallies and regularity trials.
  • Innovation – for new products, services, facilities or other innovations which turn great ideas into solutions.
  • Motoring Spectacleincluding concours d’elegance, non-competitive tours, classic vehicle shows, club gatherings and virtual events.
  • Outstanding Journalism – for written or broadcast features in a British publication, broadcast media or digital platform.
  • Personality – for an individual’s outstanding contribution to the UK classic motoring/motorsport world during the eligibility period.
  • Restoration – for restorations by UK-based companies which demonstrate both impressive technical expertise and a significant amount of research and sensitivity to the vehicle and its history.
  • Young Achiever - for rising stars aged between 18 and 30 who are building their future in the industry.

For each Award, the category is judged by an independent panel of expert judges and each panel has their own Lead Judge.

The Awards’ will be held on Thursday, 25th November, at which the Club will also present the Royal Automobile Club Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of an individual who has made a remarkable contribution to British motoring and/or motorsport heritage over many decades.

The Awards are supported by renowned German luxury timepiece maker A. Lange & Söhne, centre of excellence for historic motoring Bicester Heritage, wealth managers 1762 from Brewin Dolphin, specialist insurers Footman James, classic motoring event organiser HERO-ERA and StarterMotor, the charity which encourages young people to take up careers in the historic vehicle industry and to enjoy historic cars.

Nominations should be made through the Awards’ website royalautomobileclubhistoricawards.co.uk. Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party.