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Duncan Wiltshire

Motor Racing Legends – Chairman

Motor Racing Legends can trace its roots back to 1982 when, with Ray Wiltshire at the helm, it was organising motoring events, in particular ‘The Classic Cavalcade’ of original Le Mans cars which ventured annually to the Le Mans 24-hour weekend, enjoying track time on the morning of the world famous endurance race.  This eventually led to the creation of the ‘Le Mans Legends’ support race to the 24-hour race and it was at around this time in 2001 that Duncan joined the company. Using Duncan’s own racing experience, Motor Racing Legends developed grids such as the Pre-War Sports Car Series (2004) and Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy (2006). The Stirling Moss Trophy was launched (2010) with the full support of the great maestro himself, with the Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy following that same year.  Since 2018, Motor Racing Legends is also responsible for running the Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC and the Pre ’63 GT grid.

The disruption of 2020 has given rise to the opportunity to establish The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup – a three-Hour endurance series for Pre-’66 GTs and Touring Cars and Pre-’61 Sports Cars, and the launch of the Amon Cup exclusively for Ford GT40s.  Their latest accolade is that Motor Racing Legends has been appointed by Jaguar Land Rover Classic to run the Jaguar Classic Challenge on their behalf.

Today, Motor Racing Legends enjoys an enviable reputation and a very loyal following of like-minded competitors, all of whom enjoy racing on the world’s greatest circuits.  An experienced Historic racer himself, it has been Duncan’s desire for high quality racing that has driven the business to its current pre-eminent position.

Duncan has become well-respected figurehead within the historic motor racing scene. In addition to running Motor Racing Legends with his wife, Phillipa, he also runs events through sister company Historic Promotions – including the hugely successful Donington Historic Festival, Thruxton Historic Festival and the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.  Duncan is currently the President of the Bentley Drivers Club and a member of the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee.

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Duncan Wiltshire was interviewed by Custodian in December 2020 for their Apex magazine. The feature expands on the history of Motor Racing Legends and Duncan’s motorsport heritage.  Click here to read.