Father and son nominated
The successful re-launch of historic UK sports car brand Lister Cars has led to a prestigious award nomination for the father and son team behind the revival.
Andrew and Lawrence Whittaker, who brought the 60-year-old Lister brand back to life at the end of 2013, have been nominated in the Personal Achievement of the Year category at the prestigious Historic Motoring Awards.
Lister Cars was founded in 1954 by Brian Lister, and became known for its involvement in motorsport. The Whittakers re-launched the brand at the end of 2013 – celebrating its 60th anniversary by producing a limited run of new ‘ Knobbly ’ racing cars. These generated over £ 3million worth of orders for the business.
Lawrence Whittaker, Managing Director of Lister Cars, says: “ We are delighted to be nominated for our achievements with the Lister Motor Company so far, it is humbling to see our names listed alongside racing drivers, engineers and industry advocates. It has been a busy and enjoyable year for the company but we look forward to continued growth and hope to announce new plans for the future in 2015. ”
In addition to the personal nomination for the Whittakers, the nominations for the Race Series of the Year – which is sponsored by the Lister Motor company – have also been announced. The nominations are for: the HRDC ‘ Touring Greats ’ Series; Iberian Historic Endurance Series; Masters HGP USA Series; U2TC; and the Stirling Moss Trophy.
The winners for all 14 categories will be decided by a panel of industry experts before being announced at the gala awards night on November 20th .