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The 2021 Autocar Awards return on 4 May at the Silverstone Wing.

Welcome to the annual Autocar Awards, where once again we will be recognising the industry’s most significant cars and high achievers. More than 250 top-level, influential individuals from major car manufacturers from the UK and around the world will be in attendance.

We have decided to cancel the live 2020 event, and instead run the awards as a celebration of our winners online and in print. We feel this will allow us to celebrate all our winners in a more timely way, and keep the cadence of the awards going as close as possible to its traditional May slot. Winners will be announced online on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 July, and their stories told in full in print on Wednesday 8 July.  

We are also then pleased to announce the 2021 Autocar Awards will take place at the Silverstone Wing on Tuesday 4 May. 


This prestigious event will once again be held in the impressive Silverstone Wing to celebrate the cars that have achieved a coveted Autocar five-star road test verdict over the past 12 months.

Other accolades on the night will include the best driver’s car, readers’ champion, used car hero, design, engineering and motorsport heroes and the greatest innovation of the year, not to mention the revered Issigonis Trophy and Sturmey Award.

The winner of the Issigonis Trophy will be the person who has made the most outstanding contribution to the automotive industry over the past year, while the Sturmey Award will celebrate innovation and excellence in the motoring industry. In addition, the UK’s outstanding car company leaders and the most significant game-changing cars will be heralded.

There is no other event for the motor industry with the same standing or respect as the Autocar Awards. Attending last year’s event were high-ranking representatives from the likes of Ariel, Aston Martin, Audi, Citroën, Ferrari, Ford, Hyundai, Peugeot, Mazda, McLaren, and Renault witnessed the honouring of the best cars and talent that the automotive industry has to offer.

Book your table for 2021


£350 + VAT Early booking discount
£375 + VAT if booked after 12 March 2021

Table of 10

£3000 + VAT Early booking discount
£3500 + VAT if booked after 12 March 2021

The booking includes drinks reception, a three-course meal, wine on the table, excellent networking opportunities. Once you have booked your table, you will receive a confirmation email and invoice.

On The night


Drinks reception


Dinner followed by awards


Event finish

Timings are approximate and subject to change



As a sponsor you will be clearly aligned with the most authoritative and trusted brand in motoring, providing you access to an extensive top-level, influential audience from major car manufacturers from the UK and around the world. Partners of the Autocar Awards take advantage of a comprehensive range of benefits which include:

  •  An opportunity to demonstrate your company’s commitment to excellence within the automotive industry.
  •  Brand positioning alongside the most successful car manufacturers and association to an extensive PR initiative.
  •  High-profile networking with the most influential decision makers in the automotive industry.
  •  Extensive brand association to the awards multi- channel promotion campaign.
  •  An integrated marketing approach combining brand awareness, hospitality, PR, networking, and advertising.

To be involved please contact: Luke Tidy, Head of partnerships -

Our Sponsors
Headline sponsor


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Lydia Banton
Events and publishing executive
Tel: +44 020 8267 5053


Luke Tidy
Head of Partnerships
Tel: + 44 (0)20 8267 5746