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Motorsport Hall of Fame

Christopher Ward: The Motor Sport Hall of Fame’s Official Timing Sponsor




With an appreciation of precision engineering and beautiful design, it generally goes without saying that those who like watches, like cars. This bond forms the foundation of our partnership as Official Timing Partner to Motor Sport Magazine’s Hall of Fame – a relationship that has blossomed since our first event together back in 2016.

The Hall of Fame began in 2010 as a celebration of all forms of motorsport – whether two wheels or four – past and present. Held annually at the Royal Automobile Club in Surrey, this is an event that provides the level of spectacle you’d expect of such a glamorous and breath-taking industry: think black tie dining; acres of sprawling, immaculately kept lawn surrounding the Club’s Woodcote Park stately home; and the main attraction, an array of vehicles that have confirmed their place in the halls of automotive legend.

Speaking of legends, Motor Sport Magazine have invited a fair few of them to attend (and be inducted into) the Hall of Fame over the years. Famous guests confirmed for 2018 include legendary designers Adrian Newey and Gordon Murray, 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Richard Attwood and five-time winner Derek Bell, while previous inductees include the likes of Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss and Niki Lauda.





The evening itself is hosted by acclaimed F1 presenter Suzi Perry, who is subsequently joined by a number of high profile guests; to provide an inkling of the calibre in question, 2016’s event saw Sir Jackie Stewart take to the stage and fire off a selection of anecdotes accumulated from many decades in the industry in a way only Sir Jackie could. It’s these kind of insights that makes the Hall of Fame so special; by raising the curtain on a seemingly mythical industry and proving that behind any legend, there’s an individual with the drive (excuse the pun) to push the boundaries of their sport even further.

As a company that enjoys challenging conventions – when people say something can’t be done is when our ears prick up – Christopher Ward’s relationship with the Motor Sport Hall of Fame and its inductees is about as like-minded as we could have hoped for.