The all-electric Renault Zoe has taken top honours at the 2016 Green Apple Awards. The awards, presented at the House of Commons on November 1, are organised by Midlands-based The Green Organisation and judged by members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers.
After clinching the category for pure electric and hybrid cars, the Zoe went to take the Green Apple champion title, beating a diesel version of the Audi A6 in second place overall.
One of the judges said of the Zoe: “It is by some measure the most convincing all-electric vehicle I’ve driven. So good, in fact, than it only takes a few miles to forget what’s powering you along so convincingly.”
MGMW chairman Ian Donaldson presented Matt Bendall from Renault with the top place award.
For details of all the Green Apple award winners, go to our NEWS page.
Members and their partners have been invited, once again, to the annual MGMW Christmas lunch which will take place at the Royal Shakespeare Company restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The event is one of the social highlights of the year for members; offering a unique opportunity for relaxed chat and a chance to enjoy the pre-Christmas excitement of Stratford.
Lunch organiser, Mark Slack, has booked the Riverside Gallery where guests will be able to enjoy views of the River Avon while enjoying a three course meal and drinks. Members are reminded to let Mark have their menu choices, and any dietary requirements, by November 13.
The lunch will take place on Sunday, December 4 with a start at 12.30 for drinks. Lunch will be served from 1pm. The meal is included in your MGMW membership but drinks will have to be paid for individually.
Two members of MGMW were among the 26,000 amateur cyclists who took to the streets of London at the end of July for the RideLondon100 event.
This 100-mile ride on closed roads through London and out into Surrey is the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon. It starts in the Olympic Park and finishes on The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, taking in such famous climbs as Box Hill, near Dorking along the way.
Richard Aucock was part of a Continental Tyres team and had a clear run to complete the route in an impressive 4hr 56m – that’s a fraction under 20mph average speed. Meanwhile Rupert Saunders, riding for the Spinal Injuries Association, managed a slightly more leisurely 5hr 59m – an average of around 16.7mph.
For more details on the Ride, go to our NEWS page.
Former Phils award winner William Core (18) is continuing to gain recognition in the automotive and design industries, four year after his talent was recognised by the Midland Group of Motoring Writers.
William, the 2012 Phils winner, has now received an unqualified offer to attend Coventry University’s vehicle design course, his first choice of degree courses. Coventry’s alumni include Ian Callum, director of design for Jaguar Cars.
William, who took his A-levels this summer, was also one of 24 finalists from around the UK in the annual Triumph Design Awards which were set up “to encourage creative thinking, innovative problem solving and the ability to produce feasible solutions to real world problems”.
On July 2 at Triumph’s Hinckley headquarters, his project – a table capable of producing and storing solar power – won the award for ‘outstanding corporate responsibility,’ for its use of sustainable and fully recyclable materials.
To read more about William’s winning ways go to our NEWS page.