Beaulieu’s Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill has been honoured at the 2015 Guild of Motoring Writers Awards.
Doug, who has worked at the National Motor Museum for more than 40 years years, was presented with the prestigious President’s Trophy at a ceremony attended by Sir Stirling Moss in London.
The trophy, which is awarded for outstanding achievement in the field of international automobilism, has previously been awarded to iconic figures in the motoring world including Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Ron Dennis and Charles Morgan.
Doug said: “I am immensely proud to be given the award, especially looking at the prestigious list of past winners who have gone before me.
“It is a huge honour for my work at Beaulieu to be recognised in this way.”
Joining Beaulieu as a 16-year-old apprentice, Doug has made the National Motor Museum his life’s work and over the years accompanied Lord Edward Montagu at numerous rallies across the world in the museum’s vehicles.
The trophy, which was originally dontated by Lord David Strathcarron and first awarded in 1991, was presented to Doug by Guild Vice President Ray Hutton at the annual awards dinner at the RAC Club in December.