Our 2021 Judging Panel

Judges are invited to participate in the competition based on their experience and business acumen. Each panel includes experts and enthusiasts who are naturally well-versed in the international motoring industry. 


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Bruce Meyer is a renowned collector of vintage automobiles, motorcycles and historic winning race cars from the 24 Hours of LeMans to indy to the Bonneville Salt Flats. Bruce is the driving force and Founding Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to serve as Vice- Chairman.

As Managing Director of Footman James, David Bond and his classic MGB are never far from a classic vehicle event. As a business, Footman James attends over 50 events per year and value highly their close relationships with industry partners, museums, traders and classic vehicle clubs.

Keith is a valued partner to historic motoring, and has worked with numerous organisers and events. He has innovated approaches to marketing and sponsorship. He was responsible for EFG's strategy and marketing, and conceived and oversaw their historic motoring activities. He remains active as an advisor, including to HERO and E. Gutzwiller & Cie, Banquiers.

Michael Milne is the author of the Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions and writes about car museums for Octane and other publications in the US and UK. A full-time global nomad since 2011, he has visited more than 250 classic car sights around the world.

Historic car collector and racing driver.

Murray Smith has been around cars all his life, competing, managing teams, developing race cars, collecting, and creating events.

Over the years, Smith has owned a Maserati 250F, a Porsche 956, a Frazer Nash Le Mans, a Packard 160 Woody, and two Lotus 15s. He also had a Ferrari SWB as his only car, which he parKed in the street outside his Manhattan apartment. Formerly a senior executive in one of the world's leading advertising agencies, he Is a member of both the British Racing Drivers' Club and the Road Racing Drivers Club. He was the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Centre, and is currently Chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival.

He has also been instrumental in generating substantial commercial sponsorship for motoring events. Murray remains a consultant on motorsports and motoring to several major corporations and a contributor to prominent historic motoring publications.

The Gauntlett name has long been synonymous with the motoring world, and Richard Gauntlett has carved his own niche within it and associated fields by combining a lifetime’s study of automotive history with extensive professional experience as a designer. Whether he’s conceiving individual items of furniture or complete interiors, developing branding and communications tools or brokering the sale of a major classic car, Gauntlett’s understanding of aesthetics and beyond-his-years knowledge have enabled him to establish a level of integrity and respect among clients, collectors and enthusiasts around the world.

Members of Japan Classic Car Club. Actively covering classic car events in Europe, US and Japan.

Petrolhead since birth, serial classic car collector (when a new one comes in, another one has to go). Editor-in-chief of Autovisie for 26 years, now chief of the Dutch (and Flemish) edition of Octane Magazine