Coventry MotoFest has been announced as the winner of its 2016 MIPAA Chairman’s Award.
The popular event brings excitement and over 100,000 visitors to Britain’s own motor city, Coventry.
MIPAA Chairman, Tom Callow praised the event:
“Coventry MotoFest is organised by a dedicated, hardworking team of volunteers who have created an amazing event in a short period of time. It offers a spectacular event for all ages. The award recognises the growing reputation of Coventry MotoFest that reflects the ‘can do’ spirit of the British motor industry, its heritage, current success and its amazing future,
Accepting the award on behalf of Coventry MotoFest, Festival Director James Noble said:
“I am delighted to receive the MIPAA Chairman’s Award on behalf of everyone involved in making Coventry MotoFest happen. I believe it is a fitting recognition of the love, passion and energy invested so selflessly into this huge event and the inspiring City of Coventry”.
Coventry MotoFest launched in 2014. In 2017, the weekend event featuring cars, motorcycles, trucks, music and film will take place on June 3-4. See: https://coventrymotofest.com/ or follow on Twitter @covmotofest or find coventrymotofest on Facebook.
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