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P & A Wood are crowned winners at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards

On Thursday 21st November the Royal Automobile Club in London held their inaugural
Historic Awards at a gala evening at the Pall Mall clubhouse, hosted by TV Formula 1 and
sports presenter Lee McKenzie. Launched earlier this year, the Awards celebrate the diversity and people involved in the British historic motoring and motorsport scene, continuing the Club’s rich pedigree in celebrating motoring accomplishments, which dates back more than 120 years.

The Personality category (supported by HERO) had not one but two winners. In a category for individual personal achievement, why have a ‘two-person’ winner? It’s simple; twin brothers Paul and Andrew Wood come as a pair! In 2019 the twins achieved their long-held dream: the 8.0 Litre Bentley by Gurney Nutting, owned by Sir Michael Kadoorie, restored by Paul and Andrew and their team in 2009 and maintained by them ever since, became the first-ever British-restored car to win Best in Show at Pebble Beach. The judges felt that winning the Pebble Beach Concours award with a car they previously prepared 10 years ago, a British brand and an outstanding car against a truly world-class field deserved the ultimate recognition.

Both Paul & Andrew attended the awards and collected their prize, Paul said ‘it was a dream of ours to win the Pebble Beach concours with one of our restorations but we are so lucky to have customers who pay us to work to such standards, and a skilled team who are able to deliver it’. The brothers were asked why they had dedicated their lives to Rolls-Royce and Bentley and put simply they replied ‘because our father told us they were the best in the world, so we aimed for that’.

Paul and Andrew attended the event with their daughters who are both involved in the business; Pauls daughter, Georgina, is the Managing Director for the company and Andrews daughter, Louise, has recently joined as her fathers Assistant. Both are very passionate about the business and proudly watched on while Paul and Andrew received their award.

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