The 77th Annual General Meeting of the Guild of Motoring Writers took place on 7th June, at the offices of leading classic rally organiser HERO-ERA in the Bicester Heritage complex – appropriate surroundings with a good turn-out of members flanked on either side by an impressive display of classic metal.
Welcoming members, Guild chair Richard Aucock reflected on a year that had been less disruptive for motoring media professionals. “Events are back on, shows are physical rather than virtual, we are able to see people in person rather than on Zoom,” he commented, adding that the Guild was embracing the return to normality and working with major events to ensure that members’ interests were represented.
Following the formal business the activities of HERO-ERA were explained by a familiar figure to many members, former F1 media head Tony Jardine, who is now the communications director of the classic rally organiser.
xtra attractions for members attending the AGM included the opportunity to take a close-up look at the new GV60 electric model from Genesis, the car on show before it is officially launched in the UK. And after an enjoyable lunch which members were able to enjoy on the terrace atop the HERO-ERA offices, several took the opportunity to get behind the wheel of classic cars that were kindly laid on by our hosts.
The Guild passes on its thanks to HERO-ERA and Genesis for their efforts in ensuring that the AGM was another enjoyable event.
All photos by Jeff Bloxham