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Article from BTNews 2 DECEMBER 2019

Top honour for Allan Winn

Vice-president and former director and CEO of Brooklands Museum and former Flight International editor Allan Winn has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Royal Automobile Club’s inaugural Historic Awards.

The new annual accolades are designed to recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries, reflecting the RAC’s presence at the heart of the motoring world since its formation in 1897.

Winn is known for achievements at Brooklands including being part of the team that raised funds to buy the museum’s 24-litre Napier-Railton and securing the acquisition of many of its aircraft including a VC10 and a Concorde.

A former motoring and aviation journalist - he was the editor of Flight International from 1989-98 and publisher of Flight International and Airline Business from 1998-2003 - he was also heavily involved in 2017 in the completion of another Brooklands attraction, the Aircraft Factory, and the re-opening of the Finishing Straight.

Winn’s other activities have included driving and competing in an array of vintage and historic cars for more than half a century and he was a director of the Vintage Sports Car Club for 17 years.

His contributions to the world of historic motoring – he is an active race marshal and a regular judge at concours including Pebble Beach – and to Brooklands continue to this day following his appointment as the museum’s first vice-president in 2018.



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