The Guild of Motoring Writers President's Trophy 2016 is presented to Professor Gordon Murray (l) by Ray Hutton

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The Guild of Motoring Writers President's Trophy 2016 is presented to Professor Gordon Murray (l) by Ray Hutton


The best motoring writers, editors and photographers of the year were honoured at the 2016 Guild of Motoring Writers Awards held at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London.

The President’s Trophy, chosen by Guild President Nick Mason, was awarded to former leading F1 designer and current automotive innovations genius Professor Gordon Murray.

The 2016 Guild Awards introduce a rigorous new process for honouring entrants, aimed at boosting transparency and ensuring the top three entrants in each category receive due recognition for their talents.

Murray said “It was a privilege to receive The President’s award on behalf of the team at Gordon Murray Design. The OX programme represents one of the most challenging vehicle designs we have undertaken and also one of the most important because it has potential to improve so many people’s lives”.

Editor’s Notes:

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  • The iStream® assembly process is a complete rethink and redesign of the traditional automotive manufacturing process and could potentially be the biggest revolution in high volume manufacture since the Model T. Development of the process began over 15 years ago and it has already won the prestigious ‘Idea of the Year’ award from Autocar who were given privileged access in order to make their assessment. The simplified assembly process means that the manufacturing plant can be designed to be 20% of the size of a conventional factory. This could reduce capital investment in the assembly plant by approximately 80%. Yet the flexibility of this assembly process means that the same factory could be used to manufacture different variants. The iStream® design process is a complete re-think on high volume materials, as well as the manufacturing process and will lead to a significant reduction in full lifecycle CO2. For more information please visit


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