AWARDS DINNER WILL CELEBRATE THE INDUSTRY
13 February 2007 - Historic Motorsport Show
SHORTLISTED NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
At a star-studded Charity Awards Dinner on
Saturday 24 March 2007, the winners of the 2006
Historic Motorsports Awards will be announced.
These highly prestigious awards are part of Race
Retro, the fourth International Historic Motorsport
Show, which takes place on 23-25 March 2007 at
Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry.
The shortlisted nominations are listed below.
Tickets for the black-tie Historic Motorsport
Awards Charity Dinner, to be held at the Chesford
Grange Hotel near Stoneleigh, are available for
£75 to members of the public, who will mingle
with a host of celebrities from the worlds of
rallying, racing and motorcycling.
Richard Attwood, Vic Elford and Jack Sears will be
there, along with rally stars Pentti Airikkala,
Russell Brookes, Andrew Cowan, Paddy Hopkirk,
Michele Mouton, Rosemary Smith and Bjorn
Waldegard, plus motorcyling heroes such as Mick
Grant, Frank Perris, Phil Read, Jim Redman and
The Dinner will raise funds for both the
Motorsport Foundation (to assist in the provision
of specialist training and research) and the Joey
Dunlop Foundation (which benefits people with a
disability, especially children; see
www.joeydunlopfoundation.com). Linda Dunlop,
Joey''s widow, has confirmed that she will be
attending Race Retro and will be a guest at the
The shortlisted nominations are:
:: Race Meeting of the Year
Goodwood Revival Meeting; Le Mans Classic;
Oulton Park Gold Cup; Silverstone Classic Festival;
VSCC See Red Meeting at Donington Park.
:: Championship or Series of the Year
Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship;
FIA Lurani Trophy Formula Junior Championship;
The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy;
Thoroughbred Grand Prix (FIA World
Championship); U2TC (Touring Car Series).
:: Competition Club of the Year
AvD Germany; Historic Rally Car Register; Historic
Sports Car Club; Kirby Lonsdale Motor Club;
Vintage Sports Car Club.
:: Speed Event of the Year
Goodwood Festival of Speed; Klausenrennen
Memorial (Hillclimb in Switzerland); Tour
Britannia; VSCC Prescott Hillclimb; VSCC Shelsley
:: Road Rally of the Year
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run; Modena
Cento Ore; Rally of the Tests; The Winter Trial
(Eastern Europe); Tour of Cheshire.
:: Stage Rally of the Year
Carrera Panamericana; Trofeo Florio (Historic
Rally, Citta di Cefalu); The Scottish Speed Fair
Rally by NESCRO (Knockhill); Tour of Flanders
(Belgium); Somerset Stages.
:: Off-Road Event of the Year
Johnson Sporting Trial; MAC Clee Hills Trial; MCC
Exeter Trial; NTSC Cumbrian Two-Day Trial;
VSCC Welsh Trial; Warco Sporting Trial.
:: Motorcycle Event of the Year
Classic Moto Cross des Nations; Coupe Moto
Legende (Dijon); Edinburgh Motor Club (Pre-''65
Scottish 2-Day Trial); Goodwood Revival Meeting
Motorcycle Race; Lansdowne Series at Donington
:: Motorsport Company of the Year
Avon Tyres (Cooper Tire & Rubber Company);
Denis Welch Motorsport; Peter Auto; Peter Denty
Racing; Simon Hadfield Racecar Preparation.
:: Restoration of the Year
Delahaye 135S by Frederic Novo (Garage Novo)
and Francois Cointreau (Restorauto); Ferrari
250GTO by Kevin O''Rourke (Mototechnique);
Lotus Mk3 (LMU3) by Kelvin Jones Motorsport;
Turner Mk2 by Richard Line; Lotus 6 Series I by
:: Rally Driver of the Year
Bert Dolk; Malcolm Pickering; Steve Smith;
Patrick Watts; Jayne Wignall.
:: Navigator/Co-driver of the Year
Jan Berkhof; Geraldine McBride; Kevin Savage;
Lesley Stephens; Iain Tullie.
:: Race Driver of the Year
Duncan Dayton; Simon Hadfield; Rod Jolley; Gary
Pearson; Martin Stretton; Philip Walker.
:: Journalist/Photographer of the Year
Bill Boddy; the ''Historic Motor Racing News'' team;
Jim Houlgrave; Nigel Roebuck; Eric Sawyer.
For tickets to the Dinner or advance tickets to the
Show, please visit www.historicmotorsportshow.com
or call the ticket hotline on 08701 262121.
Advance one-day tickets cost £18; two-day tickets
Race Retro, the fourth International Historic
Motorsport Show, combines live action events
with over 450 exhibition stands, covering 70 years
of historic motorsport on both two wheels and
four; on road, off road and on track.
The organisers would like to thank ''Octane''
magazine for supporting the Awards Charity
Dinner, joining our other confirmed sponsors:
Bonhams, Enduro Cars, Hagerty (insurance
sponsor), The History Channel, Millers Oils and
Footman James (motorcycle area sponsor).
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