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August 2021

 Content from the August 2021 Issue.....

  • John Whiteman went to one of the first events in the UK to be completely open to the public.

    Given the go-ahead as a pilot event by the UK Government’s Event Research Programme prior to opening all public events to normal capacity, the Goodwood Festival of Speed drew eager crowds keen to celebrate everything motoring and motorsport after a year’s hiatus, with a COVID secure event over the weekend of 8-11 July, entitled ‘The Maestros – Motorsports Great All-rounders’.  Mario Andretti was a welcome visitor again, driving several of the cars associated with his illustrious career including the Formula One World Championship winning Lotus 79 from 1978.  Mario may well be a popular returnee but another honoured guest, Roger Penske, had last appeared at Goodwood circuit in 1963 finishing eighth in a Ferrari 250 GTO with a unique 330LM Berlinetta-style body in the TT.  Much has happened to Penske in the intervening years following his driving career, including building a huge truck rental business in the US, many car dealerships, a highly successful Indy car team, a bewildering number of cars of which appeared at the Festival, and more lately, buying Indianapolis Motor Speedway and controlling the whole Indy Car series. 

    Photos Eric Sawyer

    How the man finds time to sleep amazes!  He appears to have lost very little of his driving ability, conducting the 2008 Sebring 12 hours winning Porsche RS Spyder up the hill at a rapid pace.  Unfortunately the third ‘Maestro’, Jacky Ickx was unable to attend.  There were several special classes including ‘50 years of Tyrrell’ featuring Sir Jackie Stewart and ‘70 years of BRM, including the first appearance of Hall and Hall’s recreated V16.  Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris represented modern GP racing albeit aboard classic machinery.

     It was the first appearance of Hall and Hall’s recreated BRM V16

    Elsewhere there was a Cartier Style et Luxe concours showcasing 100 years of Amilcar, Hispano-Suiza, 60 years of the Jaguar E-type among others.  The winner was the 1974 Lancia Stratos of Marc Newman.  A rally stage was held at the top of the hill and late on Sunday the traditional ‘Shoot-Out’ was won by Rob Bell driving a 2021 McLaren 720S GT3X in a time of 45.01 seconds.  Bonhams held a major auction behind Goodwood house, selling a 1928 Maserati 26B originally supplied to Juan Malcolm in Argentina and with an extensive history file culminating with Corrado Cupellini, for £967,000.  An identical amount secured the Ferrari Dino 246/60, also an ex-Cupellini car.  But the ex-works 1971 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT3 driven in period by Andrea de Adamich and Nino Vaccarella failed to find a new owner.  The c.1950 RA4 Vanguard with extensive New Zealand racing history changed hands for £41,975.  Together with extensive car manufacturer presence and many trade stands there was plenty to keep the large crowd amused.

    Just a part of the display of Penske race cars

  • It’s been a long while since we’ve seen historic racing at Spa and, while the Spa Summer Classic went ahead on schedule on the weekend of 26-27 June, it did so without an audience, and without the participation of the usual Brits. Absent was the Historic Sports Car Club, usually an integral part of the meeting and co-organisers of the feature 3-hour race. As a result the Belgian, German and Dutch grids got to make hay on the beautiful Francorchamps circuit.

    The winning Gipimotor Cobra, driven by Gipimotor boss Christophe Van Riet and Fred Bouvy was way out front in the 3-hour race when fuelling issues set them back to 14th place  Photos Carlo Senten

    Despite the missing cross-Channel entries, the other co-organisers of the 3-hour race, Diogo Ferrao of Iberian Endurance and, of course, meeting promoters Roadbook, provided a grid of nearly 40 cars, and it was a chance for the home-grown Gipimotor team of Christophe Van Riet and Fred Bouvy to shine in what turned out to be a tough contest. As in 2019, the last time the race was run, Van Riet made pole, his main rivals being the two Porsche 911 Carrera RS of the Danish Rolner family (Lars and Andreas in one, and Annette Rolner coupled with Michael Holden in the other), and the Lotus Elan of Christian, Lando and Alexis Graf Von Wedel, who would have to stop for driver changes, but would not have to take on fuel.

    The Devis family Mustang was racing for a podium finish until it ran out of fuel and had to be towed back to the paddock

    It looked good in qualifying for an Elan in the NKHTGT race, when Jos Stevens was faster than the massed ranks of Corvettes, Mustangs and E-types, and even Armand Adriaans’ GT40. However moments later he rolled his car at Raidillon, fortunately without damage to driver and with little damage to car. Long-standing NKHTGT competitor Michiel Campagne took his Corvette Grand Sport to a convincing win in the one-hour race after closest rival Kaj Dahlbacka retired his similar car when the wheel fell off! This left Adriaans’ GT40 in second place. Third on the podium was Roelant de Waard, who dominated the busy GTS12 class in his Shelby Mustang.

    Kaj Dahlbacka retired his Corvette from the NKHTGT race when his wheel fell off!

    Other grids were for Youngtimers of various descriptions including, amongst the Belgian grids, the Belcar Cup, for cars built up to the year 2000. Marc Duez, at the wheel of an IMSA Chevrolet Monza and Luc Moortgat’s Porsche 964 Cup put on the show for this, with Moortgaat taking the first of two races and Duez being black flagged for exceeding the sound limits in race two while in the lead. The German-based Colmore Youngtimers Touring Car Challenge (YTCC) produced a huge grid for three 30-minute races and offered two wins to Peter Mucke in his Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri and one win to Roger Bolliger driving a Pontiac Trans AM after two DNFs in races one and two, and in the absence of Mucke in race three. Two Gentle Drivers Trophy races went to Swiss driver Marcus Jörg driving a Lotus XI and a Tourenwagen Classics race went the way of Dane Steffen Lykke Gregersen in his BMW M3 E30.

    Donny Wagner and Joel Prim finished 7th overall and 4th in class

    Read a more detailed report in our August issue

  • Code-switcher Heathcote beats Jordan

    “Never heard of Nathan Heathcote?  You have now,” said Historic Racing Drivers’ Club founder Julius Thurgood after the 2017 British Rallycross champion beat fellow Mini Cooper S driver Andrew Jordan, the 2013 British Touring Car champion, in both Liqui Moly Jack Sears Trophy races at the third annual Historics On The Hill event at Lydden on July 4.

    Nathan Heathcote ahead of British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan  Photos Eric Sawyer

    Run by former national Mini 7 champion Bill Sollis, Heathcote broke 50 seconds to secure pole position, but come from behind on the first lap to counter JRT’s fast-starting ace in the 1958-‘66 opener.  Once ahead, Nathan coolly opened a lead and took the chequer 1.6s ahead after 18 frenetic laps of the one-mile speedbowl, to the amazement of around 1400 spectators.

    The second finish was even closer, Jordan’s orange car shadowing Heathcote’s grey one over the line.  Dan Lewis made it a Cooper S 1-2-3 in both races.  Gerard Buggy (Ford Lotus Cortina) and Richard Colburn (Cooper S) bagged a fourth place each, chased by Richard Postins’ Austin A40.

    The Colburn ‘junior team’ monopolised the other races.  Ben in his rapid locally-built Lenham Sprite GT aced both Dunlop Allstars races, leading Andy Jordan’s dad Mike, taking his turn in their Mini.  Third in the opener was Porsche specialist Andy Prill in the unique Pandora-BMC sportscar raced by Roger Phillips at Goodwood in period.  Tom Sharp (BMW 1800 TiSA) completed the second podium.

    James Colburn had the legs on Classic Alfa Challenge rivals in a Giulia Sprint GT,

    As at Thruxton, top qualifier James Colburn had the legs on Classic Alfa Challenge rivals in a Giulia Sprint GT, forging back ahead of Chris Snowdon (GTV) before the first race was stopped.  Snowdon led the restart too, but recovered to fourth, having stopped for a door to be secured.  Alex Jupe (Alfetta GTV) took second behind Colburn.  Brother Ben (1750 Berlina) chased James home in the second outing.

  • A heatwave in Hungary saw the preliminaries for the 54th Mecsek Rallye, round three of nine in the 2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship, take place in 39 degree temperatures.  With promises of storms to come, the 24-26 June event started as dark clouds gathered over the first stage.  Heavy rain followed making the conditions tricky for the competitors on the forest roads.

    ‘Zippo’ Zivian and Denis Piceno took their second consecutive Historic Championship win.  Photos Sándor Tamás courtesy Mecsek Rallye

    The Italian crew of Andrea ‘Zippo’ Zivian and Denis Piceno, driving the Audi Quattro with which they won round two of the championship in Czech Republic in May, took victory over reigning Category 3 champions Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner.  

    By the 11th and final stage, ‘Zippo’ and Piceno were 1m41.6s ahead of the Austrian Porsche, with Lucio Da Zanche and Matteo Nobili, in their Category 4 Porsche 911 RS , 25.9 seconds behind in third overall and winners of the Category, 43.9 seconds ahead of the Finnish Audi Quattro of Ville Silvasti and Risto Pietilainen.  Alfons Nothdurfter and Juergen Nolte took their Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 to sixth place and the third step of the Category 4 podium.

    Fifth place overall the Czech team of Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka won Category 2 in an Opel Kadett,

    In fifth place overall the Czech team of Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka won Category 2 in an Opel Kadett, 5m09s ahead of reigning category champions Laszlo and Edit Mekler in their Alfa Romeo GTAM 1750, the Hungarian crew taking seventh place overall on home turf.   

    Category 2 suffered the most attrition, when front runners on day 1, Anders and Ingrid Johnsen, retired with gearbox problems in their Porsche, and suspension failure side-lined the Ford Escort of Ernie and Karen Graham on SS8 after they had inherited the class lead.  Other retirements saw Maurizio Pagella not making the start on day 2 after the front right wheel of his Porsche was ripped off on SS2 and the Ford Escort of Richard and Lucie Ronay also suffered a technical failure after the second stage of the second day.  

    Antonio Parisi and Giuseppe D’Angelo took their third Category 1 victory of the 2021 season

    Antonio Parisi and Giuseppe D’Angelo took their third Category 1 victory of the 2021 season, finishing 12th overall, two places and five minutes ahead of the BMW 2002 Ti of Carlo Fiorito and Marina Bertonasco, the only other car in the category.

    FIA Historic Commission President John Naylor celebrates with the podium winners

  • The London Classic Car Show has led a nomadic existence for a year or two since leaving its long term home at ExCel in Docklands.  Having moved to the more central location of Olympia in early 2020, this year the organisers made the wise decision to move outdoors to Syon Park, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland.  As well as avoiding indoor COVID restrictions, 14,000 visitors attended - this allowed the return of the running of cars, on the old entrance drive.  Luck brought them good weather over the 25-27 June weekend.  John Whiteman was there...

    There were three main themes this year, 100 years of the Bugatti Brescia and the Lancia Lambda, and 60 years of the ubiquitous Jaguar E-type.  

    One of the original Lightweight E-types, 49 FXN, the car modified for Peters, Lumsden and Sargent, for Le Mans in 1964 was on display, along with further E-types, headed by ‘ECD 400’, the Tommy Sopwith-owned car which Graham Hill took to the model’s first race victory.  

    The Bugatti Type 13 acquired the name Brescia when Ernst Friderich led home his three teammates, de Vizcaya, Baccoli and Marco to a clean sweep in the 215 mile race held on the fast 10.7 mile triangular circuit near Brescia in Ettore Bugattis’ native Italy 100 years ago on 8 September, 1921.  Many Brescias were gathered to celebrate and, on Sunday morning a live interview was conducted by Tiff Needell on the stage with Angela Hucke, curator of the Bugatti Trust at Prescott and Charles Trevelyan, former chairman of the Bugatti Owners Club during which there was light hearted banter with the Lancia Motor Club who were ‘garaged’ next door over the relative merits of the cars.

    Described by Lancia authority Wim Oude Weernink as ‘Vincenzo Lancias first technical masterpiece’ the prototype Lambda was tested by the boss himself in September 1921 and after many months of thorough road work the model was debuted at the 1922 Paris motor show.  The car’s unitary body construction attracted much comment and the model enjoyed immediate success with the brakes much praised and also the light and precise steering, although not everybody liked the square look and low waistline.  Many different examples were on show at Syon Park, including a 1933 Lancia Dilambda with an 8 cylinder engine as opposed to the 4 of the Lambda, this one a 232 Sports Racing car with period racing history in Eritrea.  The car ran on Sunday on the Lime Avenue demo together with a selection of its fellows.

    Aero-engined monsters attracted much attention on the runs with capacities ranging from a mere 10 litres up to a 27 litre Hispano Suiza engined Delage, with some taking advantage of the mixture of grass and gravel on the avenue.  Other classes included ‘Where it all began’ for very early cars; ‘1930s Style and Elegance’ (think Rolls Royce Phantoms and Bugatti Type 55); ‘1950s and ‘60s Americana’ embracing Cadillac, Corvette and Hot Rods; and ‘1960s and ‘70s Endurance Legends’ which were a little thin on the ground but included a very original ex-George Eaton McLaren M12.

  • Having previously won with Andrea Guerini (twice) on the notes, then last year with his father Roberto, Andrea Vesco, this time with Fabio Salvinelli, took his fourth Mille Miglia victory, once again driving his 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport.  The time-distance contest ran counter-clockwise this year on 16-19 June, from Brescia to Rome and back in intensely hot conditions compared to last year, for some 1800kms through some of the most beautiful cities in Italy.  The Brescian driver won only on the last leg when he overtook Luigi Belometti and Gianluca Bergomi, driving a Lancia Lambda Spider Casaro of 1929, who had been leading by a mere three points.  Out of 375 cars at the start, 341 crossed the finish line back in Brescia.

  • The 2021 British Historic Rally Championship will now run over just three events following the cancellation of what would have been the opening two rounds of a shortened five-round season.

    The Harry Flatters Rally (25 July) and the Plains Rally (14 August) were both due to run in Wales but have now been cancelled as hard pressed organisers decided that running the event under strict COVID rules simply placed too great a burden on already stretched organising teams.

    The BHRC will now open with the Three Shires Stages

    The Harry Flatters, due to run on the Epynt military ranges, could have gone ahead but a requirement to completely prevent spectators due to military training exercises prompted its cancellation for the second year.  Meanwhile, the Plains Rally was due to run in the forests of North Wales but the extra control measures needed also led to its cancellation.  Both events are due to return in 2022.

    The BHRC will now open with the closed-road Three Shires Stages on 4 September followed by the Trackrod Historic Rally on 24-25 September and the Carlisle Stages on 23 October.

  • The 36th Stella Alpina tribute rally was held on June 11-13 on a route crossing 10 spectacular mountain passes and driving past six picturesque Alpine lakes.  With the majestic beauty of the Dolomites providing the backdrop for 65 time trials and six average speed stages, 12 time checks, and a total of 457 kilometres of mountain roads, first prize overall went Michele Lafortezza and Ilaria Carturan, in their 1969 Innocenti Mini Cooper MK2.  Second place on the podium were Mauro Argenti and Roberta Amorosa, in a 1969 Porsche 911 T 2.2, and Giovanni Pedrali and Simona Bonomelli came third in a 1956 Austin Healey BN4L 100SIX.  A modern Ferrari class was won by Fabio Vergamini and Anna Maria Fabrizi, in a 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB.

    Photo Courtesy Canossa Events

  • Such is the fame of the Historic Tour de Corse, the organisers took just a few weeks to fill the entry list in the three eligible categories:  VHC (historic racing cars), VHRS (sporting regularity) and Legend (on show no timing), for the 2021 event.

    More than 300 cars and their crews, a new entry record, will be at the start in Porto Vecchio, on 3 October, among them drivers and co-drivers from 12 countries, including Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. 

    The field comprises numerous gentlemen drivers and major historic race regulars, but also professionals starting with the reigning winner, Alain Oreille and his wife Sylvie who triumphed last year in a Porsche 911.  The former double world rally champion in Group N (1989 and 1990), winner of the 1989 WRC Tour de Corse in his works Renault 5 GT Turbo and a regular in the historic event, will be out to add a second consecutive victory to his laurels.

    Other notable entries have come from 1993 Dakar winner and winner of the 1986 WRC Tour de Corse, Bruno Saby, who will be at the wheel of a Ford Capri identical to the one in which he took part in the 1970 Tour de Corse with his father; and double French Rallycross champion, the talented Christophe Vaison will drive a BMW M3.  They will be up against plenty of local drivers, beginning with Christophe Casanova and Olivier Capanaccia, second and third in the 2020 event, in their BMW M3s and Marc Valliccioni, Thomas Argenti, Jean-Baptiste Botti and several other Corsican drivers determined to shine on their home turf.

    A new 900km route will be covered in five days, comprising 18 special stages including some used by the WRC, in all 350km on closed roads and 550km of liaisons on the most beautiful roads the Ile de Beauté has to offer.

  • After an enforced absence in 2020 due to COVID, the popular American Speedfest returned to Brands Hatch, appropriately over the 4th of July weekend.  This was the eighth running of the event which centres around the NASCAR sanctioned Whelan Euro Series (NWES).  While most of the race programme is for modern machines there is some interest to historic race fans with races for Formula 5000 and Bernie’s V8s.  

    The most interesting entry in Bernie’s V8 race was Greg Thornton’s unique 1961 McKee Mahyra, a car built for the USRRC series racing prior to the introduction of the Can-Am category in the US  Photos Eric Sawyer

    Sadly the F5000 races attracted a small field of just nine cars with two 20-minute races won by Greg Thornton in his Chevron B24 from the Chevron B37 of Neil Glover.  In contrast, Bernie’s V8s series was oversubscribed with a full grid of 34 cars starting the first of three races over the weekend.  Despite the series name, although aimed at V8-powered cars from the 50s through to the early 90s, the eclectic mix included a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus and a Ford GT40 replica.  Three races produced three different winners, the first going to Sam Wilson in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the second to the Ford Escort Mexico of Michael Saunders and finally, the third to the V8-powered Austin Healey 106 of James Plant.  

    Derek Drinkwater’s Buick Regal

    In recent years the programme has included demos by historic NASCARs and this year saw the largest ever gathering, with 16 cars taking to the track, as UK enthusiasts bring more such cars in from the USA.  One of the earlier cars, the Buick Regal of Derek Drinkwater, also raced in Bernie’s V8s races.  The weekend aims at celebrating all things American with massive American car displays, monster truck rides etc. and even a BBQ competition.

    Chevrolet short track NASCAR raced throughout the Carolinas during the ‘50s

  • Marcus Pye Writes…..

    The Historic Formula Ford 2000 championship had its first female race winner - on track at least - when Molly Dodd took the chequered flag in the second heat on Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on Friday, July 9.  The 18-year-old was unsurprisingly deflated, however, when a 30 second penalty for a non-functional timing transponder saw her re-classified fifth.

    First on the Road: Molly Dodd in her #147 Royale  Photo Gary Hawkins

    The fault, flagged-up during the morning’s qualifying, with a warning that the competitor might not be timed in the race if not fixed per MSUK statute, proved to be an error.  Dodd’s team had wired the ‘red box’ into her Royale RP27’s electrical system, which trumped its built-in battery and failed to trigger TSL’s clocks.  Chief timekeeper Nick Palmer’s ‘walk-through’ of the timing beacon with Molly subsequently demonstrated that it worked independently.    

    Without slicks-and-wings experience, the Junior Saloon Car and Ginetta Junior graduate’s progress has been impressive in her maiden single-seater season.  In a super-competitive category, which to most would be a steep learning curve, the Loughborough College student and MSUK Driver Academy member improved her personal best points race finish from 12th (at Cadwell Park and Donington) to sixth, then fourth at Brands.  Her Saturday final drive on the Grand Prix circuit - where she had topped the qualifying times for a while - suggested that her dream of an overall podium is attainable. 

  • Concours d’Elegances seem to be proliferating in today’s world, with new ones popping up regularly, while the old established ones seem to be changing hands.  After the acquisition earlier in the year of the Cavallino Classic by Canossa Events, Michigan-based Hagerty has announced it has acquired the Amelia Island Concours, one of the largest and most prestigious concours, events, founded 26 years ago by Bill Warner, who will remain as event Chairman.  Known for its world-wide classic vehicle insurance business Hagerty has also recently acquired other top-tier US automotive events, including the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Concours d’Elegance of America and the California Mille.  The company takes part in more than 2,500 car events annually.

     

  • The Circuit Paul Ricard is continuing its commitment to sustainable development initiated more than ten years ago by adding a new action to its environmental approach: the switch of its entire diesel fleet to biodiesel.  In 2019, Circuit Paul Ricard became the first circuit in France and the second Formula 1 circuit in the world to obtain the highest level of FIA environmental certification (3 stars).  This certification is the reward for the monitoring of air quality, measurement of noise emissions, eco-grazing, sorting and recycling of waste, recovery of rainwater, photovoltaic panels, etc.  In addition, in terms of sustainable mobility, the circuit plays a role in reducing fossil fuel consumption with a large fleet of electric vehicles for the technical teams.  The circuit is also equipped with 20,000 m² of photovoltaic panels which produce 3,484 MWh, the equivalent of the consumption of 2,968 people per year (excluding heating), green energy which thus compensates for the supply of its charging stations for electric vehicles and its hydrogen station, the first in the Departement of the Var.

  • Race Ready, Promoters of the Estoril Classic race meeting, is calling for all drivers of ‘70s and ‘80s F1 cars to get in touch for a sponsored race at the Estoril Classics event, which takes place in sunny southern Portugal on 8-10 October. This will be the fourth successful year for the independent F1 race at the event, as drivers seek to prolong the summer season in the south, with generously subsidised travel for them and their cars.

    This will be the second year that Peter Auto brings the Peter Auto grids and the exceptional cars that they invariably attract, and many F1 drivers will use the opportunity to bring one or more other cars for these races. This year all the Peter Auto grids will be present and the weekend will culminate in a grand season-end prizegiving to reward all the Peter Auto Champions of 2021. The races include the 2.0L Cup, for first generation Porsche 911s; Classic Endurance Racing 1 & 2 for two eras of sports and endurance prototypes; Group C Racing, for even later Endurance cars, Endurance Racing Legends, for the most recent prototypes and LMP cars up to the 2000s; the Heritage Touring Cup for cars of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s; Sixties’ Endurance, always a favourite, with a packed grid for pre-‘66 GT cars and pre-‘63 prototypes in a 2-hour format, and Peter Auto’s own eclectic mix of exceptional GT and sports racers in The Greatest’s Trophy pair of races.

    Diogo Ferrão’s Iberian Endurance series has been a regular feature of this meeting from the beginning, and this year will be no exception, with a big grid of GT, prototypes and touring cars of the 70s expected.

    Another feature of this weekend, which forms the cornerstone of Estoril Classics Week, is the start and finish of the Rally de Portugal Histórico, considered to be one of the best regularity events in Europe.

    Contact Peter Auto (info@peter.fr) and/or Race Ready (info@raceready.pt) for race entries.

  • Entries are now open for the HSR Classic Daytona event, which takes place on 27-31 October.  The event, which features seven different Run Groups competing in succession for a full 24 hours on the iconic Daytona International Speedway 3.56-mile road course.  The various period-correct classes within each Run Group combine to make just about any closed-wheel competition sports car from the last 60 years eligible for the event.

    The weekend also features the regular season HSR Daytona Historics, a points-paying round of the overall 2021 HSR racing season.

    The HSR Classic Daytona will highlight Porsche as featured marque in tribute to Porsche’s record as the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, amassing a record 22 overall wins, with the first coming in 1968 and the most recent in 2010.  The winning run includes a record 11 consecutive overall victories from 1977 through 1987.

  • On the Saturday night of the Velodromloppet (see page 50), RHK held its award ceremony for last season’s winners, with over a hundred prizes awarded for all the classes.  Johan Lund, as last year’s RHK Champion received the biggest trophy.  RHK also took the opportunity to award its special prizes.   The Ronnie Peterson statue went to Patrik Åström, who “with the stubbornness of a fool” managed to get to last year’s Velodrome race in the autumn against all odds.  Torsten’s Memorial went to Tobias Svanberg for his positive fight in the 1000cc Cup.  The Presidents’ Trophy was awarded to Anders Dahlgren for his positivity and many years of hard work behind-the-scenes.