AC Heritage, the specialist division of Steve Gray’s Brooklands Motor Company Group which restores classic AC models and handcrafts aluminium bodied collectors cars, has won the prestigious Octane Magazine 2017 ‘Specialist of the Year’ Award.
Presented earlier this month at a ceremony at London’s Globe Theatre, the Award will join a show case of AC trophies and awards displayed at the historic Brooklands Motor Circuit where AC Cars set world records in the 1920’s.
The citation for the Award said: “Steve has long been the go-to specialist for all things AC-related, and thus the company was entrusted with the 1955 Ace that ran in the 1956 Mille Miglia – the only Ace to contest the famous road race in period and now restored to world-class standard. AC Heritage is working to the same level as it hand-builds a small run of ‘legacy’ AC Cobras based on the very first Cobra of 1962”.
The Octane Awards, now in their seventh year, are judged by an illustrious panel of car experts, including TV host Jay Leno, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and five time Le Mans winner Derek Bell.
Steve Gray commented: “To win such a prestigious award from the Octane judges underlines the commitment and effort our team has made to supporting AC owners over many decades. This is not just in vehicle restoration and conservation but in providing help and guidance on the AC history, records and achievements of AC Cars”.
The long history of the AC marque continues to this day. As well as the heritage models produced to order at Brooklands, AC Cars is working on the AC Cobra 378, a bespoke modern version of the all-time classic muscle supercar which will be available in the UK during 2018.
For further information on AC Heritage see www.ACHeritage.com. For information on the AC Cobra 378 see www.ACcars.eu