Friday, 22 September 2017

Speakers Announced for Royal Automobile Club Motoring Forum 2017 During London Motor Week

Speakers Announced for Royal Automobile Club Motoring Forum 2017
During London Motor Week
The Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Forum has become a favourite of the London Motor Week festivities and, this year will take place on Thursday 2 November at the Pall Mall clubhouse, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Now in its sixth year, guests will hear fascinating presentations, on a variety of automotive and motorsport-related topics, from a selection of leading industry speakers, before enjoying the popular and entertaining quiz, hosted by Veteran Car Run Steering Group member, Daniel Ward, to finish.

In 2017, the Club will welcome Professor Ad van Wijk, one of the most influential sustainable energy entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe, who will give a talk on The Future of Motoring, followed by Paul Niblett, a former Michelin employee, who will deliver a presentation on the early development of the tyre.

After a buffet lunch, Dr Shaun Crofton will give a talk on Safety Helmets and Material Failures, ahead of Nick Young, who will provide an insight into Motor Vehicle Registration from 1903 onwards.

The Motoring Forum promises, once again, to be a thought-provoking, informative and fun occasion.

To book tickets, please visit the Veteran Car Run website at

Notes to Editors:

About London Motor Week: 

The Motoring Forum is an integral part of the Royal Automobile Club’s London Motor Week, which in 2017 will incorporate the following events:
  • The Royal Automobile Club Motoring Lectures
  • The Art of Motoring exhibition at the Mall Galleries
  • Dewar Trophy Presentation Lunch
  • Motoring Book of the Year Awards
  • Royal Automobile Club Motoring Forum
  • Regent Street Motor Show
Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by HiscoxFor further information on London Motor Week, go to

About the Royal Automobile Club

The Royal Automobile Club was founded in 1897 and its distinguished history mirrors that of motoring itself. In 1907, the Club was awarded its Royal title by King Edward VII, sealing the Club’s status as Britain’s oldest and most influential motoring organisation.

The Club’s early years were focused on promoting the motor car and its place in society, which developed into motoring events such as the 1000 Mile Trial, first held in 1900. In 1905, the Club held the first Tourist Trophy, which remains the oldest continuously competed for motorsports event. The Club promoted the first pre-war and post-war Grands Prix at Brooklands in 1926 and Silverstone in 1948 respectively, whilst continuing to campaign for the rights of the motorist, including introducing the first driving licences.

Today, the Club continues to develop and support automobilism through representation on the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Motor Sport Association (MSA), and RAC Foundation while promoting its own motoring events including London Motor Week, which features the free-to-attend Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 4th November and the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, which takes place on Sunday 5th November.

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, the Dewar Trophy and the Torrens Trophy. 

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