The Oliver Winterbottom Memorial Award

2022 Winners

This year, as a result of some very worthy candidates being nominated, the voting panel and judges have decided to award TWO first place awards. Each receives a memorial trophy and certificate. :

  • Brian and Isabel Swankie receive a Chief Judge's special commendation certificate (a discretionary award) for their long-term enthusiasm and support for owners and participation in local and national events.

  • Bauke Tocus and Carl van Reekum receive an honourable mention for their efforts in organising one of the first international Elite, Eclat and Excel events in 2011. They were nominated by Lotus Club Holland.

Chief Judge, long-time Lotus fan and former Elite owner, James Elliott (of Octane magazine) said

"As a big fan of Ollie Winterbottom and every sharp-edge he stood for, I was immensely honoured when Angus asked me to help out with the judging for this fabulous award.

Only when I got into it did I realise that picking between such worthy contenders was a completely thankless task and Angus probably only asked me (and the others) because he knew how difficult it was. I can say and on heart that everyone on the shortlist would have been a very worthy winner, so congratulations to them all, but especially to those that took the prize."