The Reynolds Trophy, which is presented by the RIAC Archive to the person or persons who make the greatest contribution to the preservation of Irish motoring or motorcycle history, has been awarded for 2013 to Tom Heavey, Managing Editor of Irish Vintage Scene Magazine.
Tom’s outstanding contribution to the old vehicle movement made him the unanimous choice of the Royal Irish Automobile Club Archive Committee, who annually award the trophy.
The trophy was awarded to Tom by Arthur Jolley, Chairman of the RIAC Archive Committee, at the ‘Picnic in the Park’ event in Marley Park, Dublin, organised jointly by the RIAC and the Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club.
Arthur Jolley commented: “I’m delighted to see Tom’s excellent work on behalf of the old vehicle movement recognised by the presentation of this prestigious award”
On receiving the trophy, Tom Heavey said: “I am delighted to become the fourth recipient of the Reynolds Trophy, and I consider it an honour to receive an award from the RIAC Archive, who I hold in very high regard. It is awards like this that make worthwhile all the effort and time that my team and I put into our publications. I enjoy what I do, and hope to continue to promote the preservation of old vehicles for a long time to come.”
Past winners of the Reynolds Trophy have included the late Maurice Bryan, Tom Farrell and Harry Havelin.
Arthur Jolley (left) presents Tom Heavey with the Reynolds Trophy at the recent Picnic In the Park in Marley Park, Dublin, which is organised jointly by the RIAC and the IVVCC.