The Historic Sports Car Club has announced the winners of some its annual awards that recognise praiseworthy performances on and off the track. Notable among the award winners is Cam Jackson who earns the John Foulston Trophy for the most race wins in the HSCC season.
Many of the awards are for the best annual performance in a particular make of car and leading winners include Benn Tilley (Dragon Racing Trophy for the best performance in a March), Andy Newall (Bellini Trophy for the best performance in a Chevron) and Pierre Livingston (Merlyn Trophy for the best performance in a Merlyn in Historic Formula Ford). Jackson added the Brabham Trophy for taking six wins from six starts in his Formula Junior Brabham BT2.
Aside from on-track performances, the awards also celebrate those who give back to the sport and the Terence Smith Quiet Achiever Award has been posthumously awarded to Paul Simms. As the father of leading HSCC racer Benn, Paul was a hugely popular member of the HSCC racing fraternity and often helped rival competitors. Sadly, he died in the spring of 2020 from the Corona Virus and the award was made to celebrate his life and his love of historic racing.
Historic Formula 2 racer Daniel Clayfield is the winner of the Lola Trophy for the Clubman of the Year. As well as racing his own March 782, Daniel worked tirelessly behind the scenes to support the category.
The David Barraclough Trophy for the spirit of Historic Road Sports goes to Lotus Elan racer Adrian Gilbert for his work on the series while the Spirit of the Series Award for 70s Road Sports goes to David Tomkinson, who worked all through lockdown to complete the build of his TVR Vixen S2. He then raced the car successfully when the 2020 season finally started.
The full list of awards is:
David Barraclough Trophy (spirit of Historic Road Sports): Adrian Gilbert (Lotus Elan)
Bellini Trophy (best performance in a Chevron): Andy Newall (Chevron B6)
Pierre Livingston (Merlyn Mk20): Merlyn Trophy (best performance in a Merlyn in Historic Formula Ford)
Spirit of Series (70s Road Sports): David Tomkinson (TVR Vixen S2)
John Foulston Trophy (for the most wins): Cam Jackson (March 709/Van Diemen RF80/Brabham BT2)
Lotus Trophy (best performance in a Lotus): Andrew and Michael Hibberd (Lotus 22)
Brabham Trophy (best performance in a Brabham): Cam Jackson (Brabham BT2)
Dragon Racing (best performance in March): Benn Tilley (March 743)
Classic and Sports Car Trophy for 70s Road Sports: Jeremy Clark (Lotus Elan)
Samuels (best performance in an Alfa Romeo): Antony Ross (Alfa Romeo 1750 Spyder)
AC Trophy (best performance in an AC): Kevin Kivlochan (AC Cobra)
Lola Trophy (Clubman of the Year): Daniel Clayfield
Terence Smith Quiet Achiever Award: Paul Simms (Posthumous award)
Peter Hanson Trophy for Historic F3: Ian Bankhurst (Alexis Mk8)
Porsche Trophy (best performance in a Porsche in Historic Road Sports): Roger Sparrow (Porsche 911)
Note: not all of the HSCC’s special awards were presented in 2020 due to the COVID-19 shortened season.