The MIPAA Chairman’s Award is presented annually at the discretion of the Association’s Board of Directors for an outstanding contribution to public relations.
Previous winners include:
- Mission Motorsport (2015) for its support in aiding the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport.
- Mrs Brenda Holmes and Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies (2014) for their contribution to road safety communications through the hard-hitting, David’s Story campaign.
- The film, Rush (2013), which captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, and was a remarkable piece of big-screen storytelling.
- James Bond (2012) for his efforts in promoting motoring and cars on film over 50 years
- Special award to Car Magazine (2012) acknowledging its 50th anniversary
- Boris Johnson (2011), Mayor of London for raising the profile of the debate around electric vehicles.
- Robert Llewelyn (2010), actor, comedian, writer and electric vehicle advocate for his enthusiasm via social media for electric vehicles.
- Chris Evans (2009), in recognition for his passion and love of motoring on BBC Radio 2 – as well as raising over £1 million for Children in Need in 2008 and 2009.
- Ken Gibson (2008), motoring editor, The Sun, for his ability to make motor industry news relevant and interesting for millions of readers.
- Lord March (2007) in acknowledgement of the success of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events which attract hundreds of thousands of motoring enthusiasts.
- Johnnie Walker (2006), Radio presenter in recognition of his support for motorists, motorcyclists and truckers during his career, most recently on BBC Radio 2.
- Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman (2005) for popularising motorcycling through their Long Way Round global touring challenge
- Jeremy Clarkson (2004) for his unique journalistic style presenting motoring on BBC television’s Top Gear, the magazine of the same name and the Sunday Times