Motoring Lectures
Date30 Oct/4 Nov 2017
Event TypeShow / Conference (Cars)
LocationRoyal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London
CountryUnited Kingdom
ContactTel : 0844 844 0053
NotesOn Tuesday 31 October 2017, the Royal Automobile Club will host a series of Motoring Lectures at its Pall Mall clubhouse in London, bringing together some of the finest experts in the field of motoring and motorsport.

The Motoring Lectures is an annual event which takes place during the Club’s London Motor Week – an annual week-long series of events running from Monday 30 October to Sunday 5 November, encompassing a host of motoring dinners, book and engineering awards, a motoring art exhibition and a motor show. The Lectures, which are available to both members and non-members, provide access to some of the biggest names in the industry with the opportunity to hear their unique journeys first-hand and experience the many wonders of the Royal Automobile Cub.

This year’s speakers are Hans Stuck, Craig Horner, David Richards and Oliver Zipse.

With 43 years of world-class motorsport experience, the Club will welcome Hans Joachim Stuck to the clubhouse, where he will share his experiences of driving the Nürburgring – also known as ‘The Green Hell’ – from a unique driver’s perspective, while also sharing a handful of his career highlights. With a vocation spanning Formula 1 and touring cars, Hans was appointed President of the German Motorsports Association in 2012.

Based upon his new book, Dr Craig Horner of Manchester University will explore the life of Edwardian racing driver and Napier salesman Selwyn Francis Edge, and his long and established relationship with the Royal Automobile Club. Using new research sources, this lecture will offer the most in-depth examination of this extraordinary pioneer of early motoring.

Our third speaker is David Richards C.B.E, Chairman of Prodrive. Throughout his distinguished career, David has been Team Principal for the BAR and Benetton Racing Formula 1 teams and he is a former Chairman of Aston Martin. A world title-winning rally co-driver, David will share his thoughts on the changing face of the World Rally Championships.

The final speaker of the day will be Oliver Zipse, Board of Management for Production at BMW, who will share his insight into the factors that influence car production and award-winning car plant design.

This year’s event will be held in the Mountbatten Room in Pall Mall from 10.45am to 15.45pm. Tickets cost £20 for members and £27.50 for non-members, including a buffet lunch. The dress code is jacket and tie. Booking early is recommended as places are limited.

About The Royal Automobile Club
The Royal Automobile Club was founded in 1897 and its distinguished history mirrors that of motoring itself. In 1907, the Club was awarded its Royal title by King Edward VII, sealing the Club’s status as Britain’s oldest and most influential motoring organisation.

The Club’s early years were focused on promoting the motor car and its place in society, which developed into motoring events such as the 1000 Mile Trial, first held in 1900. In 1905, the Club held the first Tourist Trophy, which remains the oldest trophy competed for in motor sports. The Club promoted the first British Grand Prix at Brooklands in 1926 and the first Grand Prix d’Europe at Silverstone in 1950, whilst continuing to campaign for the rights of the motorist, including introducing the first driving licences.

Today, the Club continues to develop and support automobilism through representation on the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Motor Sports Association (MSA), and the RAC Foundation, while promoting its own motoring events - including London Motor Week, which features the free-to-attend Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 4 November and the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, which takes place on Sunday 5 November.

The Royal Automobile Club also awards a series of historic trophies and medals celebrating motoring achievements. These include the Segrave Trophy, the Tourist Trophy, the Simms Medal, the Dewar Trophy and the Torrens Trophy.