On 10th October the Allard Chrysler Action Group (ACAG) were delighted to receive news from the International Historic Motoring Awards 2013 that they has been put forward for not one but two awards at this year’s award ceremony.

The ACAG Chairman Brain Taylor was quoted saying “Wow! To say I was ‘gob-smacked’ understates how I felt. I had to phone Doug Hill, Museum Manager at Beaulieu to check that it wasn’t a hoax”.


The prestigious Awards celebrate the best of the best in the multi-billion pound industry of historic drag racing. Nominations are from around the globe and are of a variety of disciplines. The list of finalist includes companies, events, car and individuals from across the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Now it has prominent reputation means that is the most prestigious awards in the industry. The awards celebrate the dedication and success of the devoted people that make this a multi million pound business.

Hundreds of entries have been whittled down to a few categories, ACAG and Europe’s first dragster have been nominated for two of these remarkable awards.

• Museum or Collection of the Year

• Restoration of the Year

• Specialist of the Year (new for 2013)

• Publication of the Year

• Club of the Year

• Industry Supporter of the Year

• Rally or Tour of the Year (new for 2013)

• Race Series of the Year

• Motoring Event of the Year

• Motorsport Event of the Year

• Car of the Year (voted by enthusiasts from a shortlist)

• Personal Achievement of the Year

• Lifetime Achievement Award

There are over 20 judges including a few famous faces, these individuals including Derek Ball and Jay Leno will make the final decisions as to who the lucky winners of these celebrated awards are.

Brain Taylor went on to comment that, “These nominations are a tribute to the ACAG team and all of those who have supported us during the last five years. I’m so thrilled that drag racing is to feature at the prestigious occasion this year – not just in one category but two. And thanks to the dragster’s owners, the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. We took the dragster off display for a long time but they kept the faith while we solved many puzzles along the way. I better check that the DJ still fits”.

The winners of the International Historic Motoring Awards 2013 will be announced at a gala dinner in London on Thursday, 14th November at the magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

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