The 2020 Historic Motoring Awards

Undaunted by the disruption caused by Covid-19, one of the highlights of the classic motoring calendar is to go ahead, but with a new format. The Historic Motoring Awards ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at the Rosewood Hotel in London on 22 October, but will now take place live online and will be available for all enthusiasts to ‘attend’.

There will be a celebrity host, live feeds, video messages from nominees, sponsors and the globally respected panel of judges, as well as a live people’s vote for the Car of the Year, which will be revealed at the end of the show. The Car of the Year has always been decided by Octane readers but, with voting still happening during the event this year, it will come to a really dramatic conclusion.

Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, however, there have also been some changes to the format of the awards leading up to the actual ceremony. For a start, some of the categories have been altered to allow for the impact that the coronavirus has had on the classic car calendar and motorsport season. As a result, Motorsport Event of the Year, Motoring Event of the Year and Concours of the Year will not be awarded in 2020. However, they will be replaced by the following new categories:

Apprentice of the Year

Classic Car Ambassador of the Year

The Lockdown Initiative 2020

The awards are open for entry but hurry, you only have until 14th August to submit your entries!

Here's what happened at the 2019 Historic Motoring Awards