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Peter and Merle Mullin honoured at Historic Awards


The 2023 Historic Motoring Awards sponsored by Chubb took place at The Dorchester, London, with its largest audience yet. It was hosted by Amanda Stretton, and wrapped up with a charity auction.

Architect and car collector Jonathan Segal flew in from his home in San Diego to collect the Car of the Year award for his Maserati A6G/54 Zagato (picture above this year at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace), Indian collector Yohan Poonawalla was awarded Classic Car Ambassador of the Year, the Concours of Elegance took home the Concours of the Year award, while Motoring Event of the Year went to the International St Moritz Automobile Week.

There were emotional moments when Sarah Jane Adams-Diffey collected the Personal Achievement award for her work creating apprenticeships in honour of her late husband Simon Diffey, and when Merle Mullin (above) collected the Lifetime Achievement Award for continuing the work of her late husband Peter Mullin.

These are the full results from the night:

Publication of the Year A Quiet Greatness by Mark R Brinker and Myron Vernis

Bespoke Car of the Year The Blizzard by Blizzard Motor Cars

Classic Car Ambassador of the Year Yohan Poonawalla

Industry Supporter of the Year A. Lange & Söhne

Specialist of the Year Superformance (UK), Vintage Bentley

Rising Star Award – Event Noosa Concours d’Elegance

Rising Star Award – Individual Dan Cogger, Georgia Peck

Concours of the Year Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace

Amateur Photographer Connor Heath

Professional Photographer Rich Pearce

Manufacturer Contribution JLR Classic

Personal Achievement Sarah Jane Adams-Diffey

Best Use of Social Media Harry Metcalfe

Motoring Event of the Year International St Moritz Automobile Week

Restorer of the Year Team 3019

Motorsport Event of the Year Le Mans Classic

Team of the Year Collecting Cars

Museum/Collection of the Year Visscher Classique Museum

Apprentice of the Year Joe Frankum – Classic Autos of Kings Langley

Club of the Year Benjafield’s Racing Club, MG Car Club

Car of the Year Maserati A6G/54 Zagato

Lifetime Achievement of the Year Merle and Peter Mullin

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