25 January 2021


The Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards 2020

You are warmly invited to join Footman James and the Royal Automobile Club on Thursday 28 January as the winners of the 2020 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards are announced.

The Royal Automobile Club will be streaming the celebration of the best of the best in the historic motoring and motorsport world on their website. So why not set yourself a reminder for 6.30pm on 28 January 2021, pour yourself a glass of something nice, sit back and join the celebration.

Footman James is sponsoring the Collection of the Year Award this year, aiming to recognise a British-based collection that has made a significant contribution to the historic motoring movement in the UK.

Other categories in the Historic Awards include Competitive Event, Motoring Spectacle, Race Series, Restoration, Outstanding Journalism, Personality, Young Achiever and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Finalists were announced back in November 2020 and included the British Motor Museum, Thruxton Historic, London Concours and many more. Check out the full list of finalists here.

Good luck to all the finalists. You can access the Royal Automobile Historic Awards here: https://royalautomobileclubhistoricawards.co.uk/

About the judges
Each category is assessed by its own independent, specialist judging panel. Every panel is headed by a Lead Judge, bringing a significant level of knowledge, experience and integrity to the judging process. The Lead Judges are: Alastair Clements (Editor-in-Chief, Classic & Sports Car), Steve Cropley (Editor-in-Chief, Autocar), David Lillywhite (Editorial Director of Magneto), Vanessa Marçais (historic motorsport competitor and event organiser), Tom Purves (Chairman of Motorsport UK Council and a Vice President of the Royal Automobile Club), Simon Taylor (journalist, TV commentator and former Editor of Autosport and Managing Director of Haymarket Magazines), Ian Titchmarsh (motor racing commentator and Chair of Silverstone Heritage) and Jeremy Vaughan (Head of Motoring, the Royal Automobile Club).