To continue its 60th anniversary celebrations and its support of historic motorsport, the Lister Motor Company has today announced that it will sponsor the “Race Series of the Year” at the International Historic Motoring Awards, set to be held in London for the fourth time in November.
“Race Series of the Year” is just one of the 14 categories that will be awarded on the night at a gala dinner and fans are invited to nominate in all categories prior to 1st October. Previous winners of the award have been the FIA Masters Historic F1 championship (2013), the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Trophy (2012) and the pre-63 GT championship (2011).
After voting closes, the final decisions will be made by a panel of industry experts including five-times Le Mans winner, Derek Bell; Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, Ian Callum; Pink Floyd Drummer and historic racer, Nick Mason and TV Presenter and historic car enthusiast, Jay Leno.
Lawrence Whittaker, Chairman of the Lister Motor Company, said: “We are really pleased to be cementing our commitment to historic racing by sponsoring this category at these prestigious awards. The majority of our 60th anniversary cars will be used for racing, so it is important for us to support this burgeoning industry with both our sponsorship of this award and the presentation of the Brian Lister Trophy for Lister cars, which will be awarded for the first time in the New Year.”
Nominations in all categories can be made via the website: www.historicmotoringawards.com before October 1st. The star studded awards ceremony will be held at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London on the 20th November.