Last night Motor Racing Legends crowned the series winners of 2017 in style at their annual awards dinner at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall. MSA Chairman David Richards was guest of honour pictured above with the winners.
MRL Chairman, Duncan Wiltshire hosted the evening where during the evening’s presentation, he confirmed the highlights of the year being; an invitation from Spa Six Hour event for the Pre-War Sports Cars; a return to the 2018 Silverstone Classic for Historic Touring Car competitors; and an invitation to race for both 50s and HTCC at the Thruxton 50th anniversary meeting on June 2/3.
Highlights of the winners included Chris Ward, John Young and Andrew Smith (Lister Costin) who lifted the hallowed Stirling Moss Trophy, the very same trophy won by Moss for his first ever British Grand Prix win in 1955 at Aintree. John Ure, Nick Wigley and Barry Cannell raised the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for their season’s campaign in the cigar-shaped Cooper Bristol T24/25 and Steve Dance took home the overall Historic Touring Car Challenge plate for his season in a Ford Capri.
The Tony Dron Trophy (The Tricentral Cup) as won by Tony Dron himself at the British Saloon Car Championship race at the British Grand Prix in 1977 was taken by George Pochciol in his first season’s racing in the family’s Group 1 ‘Esso’ Ford Capri. And it was the formidable Bentley driver team of father and son Clive Morley and James Morley who took home the overall Pre-War Sports Cars Trophy.
Long-time supporter of Motor Racing Legends and devoted classic racing promoter and organiser – HSCC CEO Grahame White – was presented with the Motor Racing Legends Trophy. Tim and Oliver Llewellyn were awarded the Traditional Oak Family Spirit Trophy for their season in the Bentley 41/2 and the Allard J2. Tony Wood and Will Nuthall took home The Brian Lister Cup presented by Lawrence Whittaker, the CEO of Lister for the best overall performance by a Lister in 2017.
Full List of Winners:
Woodcote Trophy Class Winners:
|C2||John Ure/Nick Wigley/Barry Cannell|
|C3||Martin Melling/Rob Hall|
|C3a||Malcolm Paul/Rick Bourne|
|C4||John Brown/Charlie Brown|
|C4a||Fred Wakeman/Patrick Blakeney-Edwards|
Stirling Moss Trophy Class Winners:
|C1||Keith Ahlers/Billy Bellinger|
|C2||Chris Keen/Richard McAlpine|
|C3||Gregory De Prins|
|C4||Phil Champion/Sam Stretton|
|C5||Charles Gillett/Steve Smith|
|C6||Chris Ward/John Young/Andrew Smith|
Historic Touring Car Challenge, Class Winners:
|2B||Mike Luck/Calum Lockie|
|3B||Tony Hart/Will Nuthall|
|3C||Chris Ward/Steve Soper|
Tony Dron Trophy Class Winners:
|2C||George Pochciol/Tom Pochciol/Paul Pochciol/James Hanson/Jason Minshaw|
Pre-War Sports Car Class Winners:
|1||Fred Wakeman/Patrick Blakeney-Edwards|
|3||Richard Hudson/Stuart Morley Joint Winners with Clive Morley/James Morley|
|6||Martin Halusa/Niklas Halusa|