Sammy and the Museum Trust were delighted to hear that Sammy and the Motorcycle Museum were shortlisted in two separate categories in the 2020 Historic Motoring Awards: personal achievement and museum/collection of the year.
The world Historic Motoring Awards were organised by Octane magazine and the online presentation of awards took place on the evening of Thursday 22nd October 2020. The ceremony started with presentations from Derek Bell, Jay Leno and the editor of Octane James Elliott. The evening was hosted by Amanda Stretton, racing driver and presenter.
The 22 judges included Derek Bell MBE and Jay Leno amongst journalists, magazine contributors and notable people who are connected in some way to motoring. [full list can be provided]
Sammy won the personal achievement award against nominees Daniel Geoghegan of Bicester Motion, Peter Mullin of The Mullin Museum, Mark Perkins of Historics and Phil McGovern of Caffeine & Motion.
Nominees in the Museum/Collection of the Year included Hagerty, The Petersen Museum – winners of this category, Brooklands Museum, The Mercedes-Benz Museum and Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim.
Sammy felt very honoured to have been nominated against these great names.
Other categories were:
Car of the Year 2020
Restoration of the Year
Industry Supporter of the Year
Rising Star Award
Apprentice of the Year
Bespoke Car of the Year
Publication of the Year
Specialist of the Year
The Vantage Award
The Lockdown Initiative 2020
Classic Car Ambassador of the Year
Photo below is of Sammy with his award which will be displayed in the Museum.