In addition to receiving the trophy at the Bristol Classic Car Show three weeks ago for his 1962 Le Mans Grantura, Ian Massey Crosse was awarded the Trevor Wilkinson Trophy for the best TVR restoration in 2004. This trophy, inaugurated in 1997 to commemorate TVR’s 50th anniversary, was created by Trevor himself and is handcrafted in GRP. It was presented to Ian by its previous holder, John Holden. Ian reported to members that he has in fact as of last Friday sold the car to City Region Regional Organiser Daniel Nash who hopes to return the car to its proper place on the racing circuits.
A new trophy was commissioned by the Club last year to mark the efforts of Roger and Carol Folkard. Roger, who lost his battle against cancer in 2004, had been a highly successful Regional Organiser for West Midlands for many years and together with his wife Carol, who ran the Club Office from 1996 until last year, had been part of many key improvements through the Club’s major growth period in the 1990s. It was decided therefore to commission a trophy which would be awarded annually to the Regional Organiser whom it was felt had made the greatest contribution during the year not only to their region but also to the Club as a whole. It was a difficult decision as many ROs had had much success in 2004, but ultimately it was decided that SE London/NW Kent RO Nick Smith was the most deserving case.
We are pleased to report that despite retiring from Club Office duties last year, Carol cannot stay away and was elected to the Committee as Secretary at the AGM. We know that we shall benefit from her expertise.