Motor Racing Legends 2023 Award Winners

The Royal Automobile Club in London’s Pall Mall hosted an Awards lunch for the 2023 Motor Racing Legends series winners. After dining in the recently refurbished ‘Terrace Room’ Duncan Wiltshire presented Motor Racing Legend’s prestigious trophy to drivers that performed with the most success on-track during the 2023 season.  

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Richard Hudson and co-driver Stuart Morley were able to tame their monstrous Lister Knobbly Chevrolet to win the Stirling Moss Trophy for outstanding consistent performance throughout the season. The trophy that they were presented with was Stirling Moss’s from the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree in 1955 – his first ever grand prix win.

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Richard Hudson and co-driver Stuart Morley with the Stirling Moss Trophy.

Mike Whitaker and his co-driver Mike Jordan were awarded with the Tony Dron Trophy – an original Tricentrol Trophy of Tony’s from 1979. 2023 was a busy season for Mike in his 1979 Patrick Motorsport works Rover SD1 racing at Donington Historic Festival, Oulton Park Gold Cup and Silverstone Festival. Mike’s son, Michael Jnr also races a similar car.

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Mike Whitaker

Sue Darbyshire won the Pre-War Sports Car Trophy for her efforts in her plucky 1929 Morgan Super Aero that she also shared at some races with Duncan Wood. Sue was also awarded with the Traditional Oak and Timber Company Trophy for her heroic bounce back to fitness after badly injuring herself in a gardening accident at home last spring only to be back behind the wheel within weeks.


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Richard Hudson’s Lister Knobbly Chevrolet is in thunderous voice when its on-track. Photo: Nick Edwards
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Mike in action at Oulton Park Gold Cup for second in the Tony Dron Trophy sharing with Mike Jordan. Photo: Nick Edwards

Other Award winners who unable to attend the presentation were Harry Barton and Oliver Rueben who won the Royal Automobile Pall Mall Cup in Harry’s TVR Griffith and father and son Rick and Joe Wilmott who won the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy in their Jaguar XK140 Gomm Special.

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Left to Right Duncan Wiltshire, Chairman of Motor Racing Legends, Neil Peskett of the Traditional Oak and Timber Company and Sue Darbyshire.
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Sue leads a mouth-watering pack of Pre-War racers at the Motor Racing legends Pre-War Sports Car race in her Morgan Super Aero, Spa Francorchamps, October 2023.
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Darren Fielding drove a gallant race to take victory in very tricky conditions at the MRL Silverstone GP meeting last October. Photo: Jeff Bloxham
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Darren receives the Historic Touring Car Challenge Trophy with Steve Soper with whom he co-drove at Silverstone Festival 2023
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Father and son racers, Graeme and James Dodd were awarded with the Jaguar Classic Challenge Trophy in acknowledgement of their on-track successes in their 1962 Jaguar E-type.
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On their way to victory in the Jaguar Classic Challenge at Donington Historic Festival 2023. Photo: Andrew Coles

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