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MOTORING AWARD

On Thursday 19th November the 2015 International Historic Motoring Awards ceremony took place in the prestigious St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. The evening’s prize giving placed under the patronage of the EFG private bank and Octane magazine saw Peter Auto receiving two awards.

Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille and Classic Endurance Series, finalists in their respective categories, were given the Prize of the Motoring Event of the Year against other benchmark names and the Prize for the Racing Series of the Year.

Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille achieved the feat of receiving this award for the second year running, a few weeks after it was organsied for the second time. Thus, this event, which signalled the rebirth of the great French tradition of Concours d’Elegance in 2014 in the beautiful setting of the Chantilly Château, has consolidated its status thanks to the work carried out by its organiser who put on the second event, which was an even-bigger success than the first one. This year it also received the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Classic Endurance Racing was created in 2004 and during each of its races it revives a page in the history of the motor car from 1966 to 1979, a period in which endurance racing reigned in the realm of motor sport. Over the years Classic Endurance Racing has attracted the most beautiful racing cars of the period to make up two grids, CER 1 and CER 2, each of which comprises between 30 and 50 entrants at each event.

These honours only serve to reinforce Peter Auto’s spirit of innovation and enterprise in the universe of historic racing cars.

Patrick Peter : "I’d like to thank the members of the jury of the 2015 International Historic Motoring Awards for having rewarded us twice for the second year running.* Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille was a new challenge in 2014. After a successful first event we focused on improving it by fine-tuning the details from last year to put on an even more successful meeting in 2015. I’d like to say thank you to all the collectors, clubs and partners involved: those who put their trust in us for the first event and those who joined us this September. They are all players without whom the event wouldn’t have been given this prize today. I’d also like to say a big thank you to the owners, drivers and teams who made up the Classic Endurance Series grids this year to make it one of the richest and most popular series in the universe of historic races."