SIR RAY TINDLE HONOURED BY HAGERTY AT VETERAN CAR RUN
Monday 11 November 2013
Hagerty International, the UK’s leading classic vehicle insurance specialist, honoured Sir Ray on the eve of the Veteran Car Run, the world’s longest running car event.
Hagerty, the official insurance partner of the annual event, presented the Hagerty London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Achievement Award at the Participants Cocktail Party held at the Royal Automobile Club on Saturday evening prior to the run. Tindle Newspapers representative Christopher Linton-Willoughby accepted the award on behalf of Sir Ray Tindle.
“Sir Ray’s involvement with the Veteran Car Run has helped the event become what it is today” stated Angus Forsyth, Managing Director of Hagerty International. “His continued support of the Run as a sponsor, coupled with the fact that this will be his 50th entry into the Run should be recognised.”
“I am greatly honoured to accept this Award on behalf of Sir Ray Tindle”, said Christopher when presented with the silver trophy. “On behalf of Sir Ray and the participants, we remain enormously grateful to all the companies involved in putting on this spectacular event. Sir Ray’s own involvement has given him years of pleasure and he is delighted to receive such a prestigious award.”
Sir Ray now joins past recipients of the Hagerty Veteran Car Run Achievement Award including Mrs Jutta Benz, Mr Evert Louwman and the dedicated team of volunteers and Marshals of the event.
During the presentation of the Award, Forsyth also made special mention to the Veteran Car Club, the Royal Automobile Club and the Dating Committee for their exceptional dedication to ensure that a ‘full grid’ of Veteran cars returned year after year to enjoy the run to Brighton.
The Royal Automobile Club’s 2013 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, took place on Sunday 3 November. The world’s longest running motoring event celebrated its 116th anniversary of the 1896 Emancipation Run. For more information revisit http://veterancarrun.com/
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Veteran Car Run
With its unique atmosphere and camaraderie, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run sponsored by Tindle Newspapers and Bonhams (staged specifically as a non-profit making veneration) commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896, which celebrated the Locomotives on the Highway Act. The Act raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14mph, and abolished the need for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag. The Emancipation Run was first re-enacted in 1927 and has taken place every November since, with the exception of the war years and 1947 when petrol was rationed. The Royal Automobile Club has managed the Run with the support of the Veteran Car Club since 1930.
The Royal Automobile Club Founded in 1897, the Royal Automobile Club's continuous support and promotion of the development of motoring in Great Britain began with the famous 1000 Mile Trial in 1900. In recent years the Club has focused on running annual free-to-spectate motor shows in the country including the Regent Street Motor Show, and the world's oldest motoring event – the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run which will take place on Sunday 3 November 2013. For more information visit: http://www.veterancarrun.com
The Royal Automobile Club also awards a series of historic trophies and medals celebrating motoring achievements. These include the Segrave Trophy, the Tourist Trophy, the Simms Medal and the Dewar Trophy
About Hagerty Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. UK-based subsidiary, Hagerty International, was established in 2006 to cater for the parallel market sector in the UK and Europe, and now offers a bespoke portfolio of insurance products, underwritten by Hiscox and Axa Assistance. For more information, call the UK office on 0844 824 1130 or visit http://www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk or call the USA office on (800) 922-4050 or visit http://www.hagerty.com
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2011 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
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