HCVA Advocates

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  • Gordon Murray CBE

    Gordon Murray CBE was first on board, providing invaluable quotes for our launch: this insightful designer and Professor has so much knowledge to share of the future, and respect for the past.

    He says, “It has always been important to support individuals, companies and organisations that preserve our Automotive Heritage. The restoration and preservation of classic cars keeps our rich history and heritage in the automotive sector alive for future generations. 

  • Alex Brundle

    British endurance racing star, historic racer and broadcaster, says,

    “Our unbelievable prowess in overland transport, stands on the foundation of over 130 years of automotive development and discovery. What I have learned in historic motorsport has amazed and educated me. We have an incredible opportunity to protect, enjoy and be informed by these treasured vehicles, while proving their value to an ever new generation of enthusiasts”

  • Dario Franchitti MBE

    Three times Indy 500 winner and four times IndyCar Championship winner,  a Scottish-born racer turned commentator for historic events like Goodwood and currently in Formula E, with a strong sense of heritage, typified by having collected almost every race helmet he ever wore. 

    Dario is also a passionate car collector and is “delighted to join as an advocate”.

  • Derek Bell MBE

    Derek needs no introduction: five times Le Mans winner, thrice Daytona 24hrs winner, twice World Sports Car Champion. Derek says,

    “We rush through our racing career at great speed and the future never seems the focus, survival is the aim and success is the satisfaction we achieve – only as we slow down, do we think of preserving our past. 

  • Doug Nye

    Doug Nye is a world renowned and hugely respected authority on competition cars, consultant to museums and race meetings worldwide and a prolific author who has been writing about motorsport for nearly 60 years.

  • Helen Stanley

    Helen Stanley, Car Customiser, Artist and full-time Petrol Head, co-hosts TV shows Goblin Works Garage, Motor Pickers and World’s Greatest Cars. Helen is highly motivated to protect and spread the word about the fantastic world of classics and also introduce them to an important ‘younger audience’ and “Can’t wait to help…”.

  • John Fitzpatrick

    John Fitzpatrick won the British Saloon Car Championship in 1966 and raced into the 1980s, enjoying particular success with Porsche including many championships in Europe and USA. He is still a very passionate enthusiast, who attends events both locally and across the globe and was one of the first advocates to sign up to support us.