– Land Rover Series I Station Wagon ‘Oxford’ voted Car of the Year 2020
The Historic Motoring Awards 2020 took place on Thursday 22nd October, and for the first time in its ten-year history the event was held virtually, allowing readers and industry leaders to watch along together.
Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, some of the longstanding event categories had to be replaced in 2020. This allowed for some of the industry’s creativity over the past months to be rewarded in The Lockdown Initiative 2020, which was won by REVS-Limiter. It also gave some individuals in the industry the chance to shine with the introduction of Apprentice of the Year, won by Billy Strutt from P&A Wood, and Classic Car Ambassador of the Year, won by McKeel Hagerty.
The virtual event culminated in the announcement of the Car of the Year winner. The Car of the Year has always been decided by Octane readers but, with voting continuing through to the climax of this year’s event, it came to a dramatic conclusion as Land Rover Series I Station Wagon ‘Oxford’ was awarded the coveted title.
The full list of 2020 winners is:
CAR OF THE YEAR
Land Rover Series I Station Wagon ‘Oxford’
RESTORATION OF THE YEAR
Vauxhall 30-98 – Piers Trevelyan
MUSEUM / COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
The Petersen Museum
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Lady Susie Moss
THE LOCKDOWN INITIATIVE 2020
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Billy Strutt – P&A Wood
CLASSIC CAR AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR
THE VANTAGE AWARD
PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
Weekend Heroes II
INDUSTRY SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR
Sammy Miller, Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
RISING STAR AWARD
BESPOKE CAR OF THE YEAR
Eagle Lightweight GT (Eagle E-types) – WINNER
CEGGA Ferrari 250TR (David Cooke/Neil Twyman) – Highly Commended
Aston Martin Vanquish 25 (Ian Callum) – Highly Commended
Hosted by racing driver and presenter Amanda Stretton, the awards featured special guest appearances from legends of the classic car world including Jay Leno, Derek Bell MBE, and Stephen Bayley.
The Historic Motoring Awards 2021 will take place on Thursday 18th November at The Rosewood Hotel, London. All the details about the event can be found on the website at historicmotoringawards.co.uk.