The Awards are presented each year at the AGM
- First awarded in 19782012 - Jim & Jacqui Mowlem
- First awarded in 1977 for Competition.
2011 - no award this year
- the story behind it as told by Phil Renouf
The name came from the TV Award Show back in the eighties. The parts came from my M8 SE 1948. The crown wheel came about 1986 down at Ollie Keyte’s farm. The Club’s Weekend Away once a year paddock event. Most of the lads in the Club at the time learnt to drive there. That year Veronica Crosland noticed the kids looking under my car, the diff had gone while my son was driving so I had to put Ollie’s spare diff on the car to get home. Coming back from the Weekend Away with my two boys and half a sheep in the boot, following John Wallace in his series E all the way up the Southern Motorway to Mt. Wellington we made a good speed. When I arrived home we stopped to open the gate, and it took about three hours to get the car started again as the valves had burnt out.
The con-rod also came from the Morris 8. It was from the original motor for the car. Going home one night after work, down the Southern Motorway I noticed no power. I was in the middle lane, so on with the trafficator and out of gear, and a quick coast to the left. I got out and looked under the bonnet, as you do. Just at that moment a voice came from behind (a traffic cop) said “Having trouble sir?” “Yes” I said. He had followed the oil-trail. The oil was still pouring out of the block. So I had all these bits in the shed in 1988. I had them welded together and chromed to make up the Trophy. So if you have something go horribly wrong like I did, you could end up with the Gofta Award and that’s how the Gofta Award came about.
2012 - Richard Fuller
OWEN ASKEW TROPHY
- for contribution to the club by a non-committee member
2012 - Peter Todd
BILL HAWKEN MEMORIAL TROPHY
- for special achievement
Bill’s first Braille Rally in 1997 was completed in his beautifully restored Series I Morris 8. In April 1998 Bill completed his second restoration, a 1949 Series E and the first run in it was the Braille Rally that year. Unfortunately he died suddenly only two weeks after.
Bill was a popular member of the club, generous with his time and knowledge. Thirteen Morris cars and their owners lined up to pay their respects at his funeral. The Bill Hawken Memorial Trophy is presented to the winning club member of this now annual event.
2012 - Kelvin Hawke