Trophies Awarded

GENERAL TROPHY CRITERIA

 

Trophies can only be won or awarded to current members of the Rudge Enthusiasts Club Ltd as defined in the Rules of the Club unless specifically provided otherwise in connection with any trophy.

The same motorcycle can win the same trophy in consecutive years with the exception of the Tyrell Smith Trophy.

A motorcycle can only win one trophy but can be judged for as many awards for which it is eligible.

As the awards are given for the motorcycle, a Member with more than one machine at the Rally may receive more than one award.

Judges machines are eligible for the trophies they are judging, providing there are three judges covering the section.

In all awards the Judges decision is final and at their discretion, providing it is based on the guidelines agreed by the committee for each award.

EDITORS TROPHY - PRESENTED AT AGM

Presented to the member who has made the most valued contributions to the Club Journal over the last four issues

Nominated by the Journal Editor, endorsed by Committee.

 

JACK LENNON COMPETION TROPHY - PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to the member who has scored the most points Road Racing in VMCC events during the season riding a Rudge machine.

Full details of points system held by Competition Secretary

Nominated by Competition Secretary

 

SYD WILLS CUP - PRESENTED AT AGM.

Awarded  to the member who has scored the most points Road Racing riding a 250cc Rudge in VMCC events during the season..

Nominated by the Competition Secretary.

 

TED PRINGLE MEMORIAL TROPHY - PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded for the best in alternative class to the winner of the Jack Lennon Trophy.

Nominated by the Competition Secretary.

 

GRASSTRACK TROPHY - PRESENTED AT AGM.

Awarded to the rider who has scored the most points racing in VMCC events during the season riding a Rudge or Rudge engined machine.

Nominated by the Competition Secretary.

 

CHAIRMANS CUP - PRESENTED AT AGM.

Awarded by the Chairman to a non-committee member for services to the Club.

 

GEORGE MAPLE SIDECAR CUP - PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to the owner of the combination, who best represents a Sidecar Owner, not necessarily concourse (but could be).

Nominated by Executive Committee.

 

KEITH SCOTT PRIME MEMORIAL TROPHY - PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to “The First Rudge” (must be REC member) past the post in the last VMCC race of the season at Cadwell Park.

Nominated by the Competition Secretary.

 

GRAHAM WALKER CUP - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Concours d Elegance Trophy for 500cc and over machines.

Eligibility Notes. The motorcycle should look as much as possible like a show model, or catalogue example.

 Extra points should be awarded for the quality of paint work, and attention to fine detail.

 The motorcycle should look new, but contemporary to its year of manufacture.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

ERNIE NOTT CUP - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Concours d`Elegance Trophy for under 500cc machines.

Eligibility Notes. The motorcycle should look as much as possible like a show model, or catalogue example.

Extra points should be awarded for the quality of paint work, and attention to fine detail.

The motorcycle should look new, but contemporary to its year of manufacture.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

RUDGE CUP - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded for the most original Rudge.

Eligibility Notes. Only “Pure” Rudges are eligible for this award.

The motorcycle entered in this category should be as unchanged as possible from the day it left the factory.

The machine specification should be visually the same as when the machine was new, with special regard to particulars such as levers, lighting etc.

Credit will be given to the degree that factory finish is still present.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

TYRELL SMITH TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to the member who has travelled the furthest distance to the Annual Rally on a Rudge.

Note: Can only be awarded to the same member once within any five consecutive years.

 

BEST COMPETION RUDGE - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded for the “Best Competition Rudge”

Eligibility Notes. Rudge machines purpose built for competition e.g. The Dirt Track Machines,T.T. Replicas and Proper Racing Machines.

Machines can be road registered.

As machines in this category are unlikely to be in current competition, they should be judged on condition and originality.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

RIDERS CUP - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to a Rudge ridden to the Annual Rally

Eligibility Notes. Open to non-original machines, providing the majority of their parts are of Rudge manufacture.

As with the Tyrell Smith Trophy for longest distance, it is left to the members honesty to state if they are eligible for this category.

The machine must be road legal, and carry a current Road Fund Licence.

The motorcycle need not be Concourse, or even fully original, but should look like a well ridden and well maintained machine. It should appeal to the Judges as a machine they would be happy to ride.

The winner of this trophy should be an “everyday” Rudge, one that is used and enjoyed by its owner.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

HARRY WAIRE TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to the “Best Rudge in Current Competition” at the Annual Rally.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

HARRY LAKE MEMORIAL TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded for the most “Technically Interesting Rudge” at the Annual Rally.

Eligibility Notes: This should be looked on as an award for the most technically interesting Rudge.

Eligible machines could either be a recognised modification or adaptation, eg the Python Rudges. Any other make that has been fitted with an Rudge engine. One off special of which the main components are recognisably Rudge.

The standard of Engineering should be considered during the judging .

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

JACK GRIFFITH TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to the Rudge judged as the best alternative to any class.

Note. This award is to the Rudge which is judged to be the best “Runner up“ from the classes judged, except the distance award.

Judged at Annual Rally.

Note. Presented at Rally by Jack Griffith.

 

JACK SKIP TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded for the best modified 250cc Rudge at the Annual Rally.

Eligibility Notes. Eligible machines could either be a recognised modification or adaptation, eg the Python Rudges. Any other make that has been fitted with an Rudge engine. One off special of which the main components are recognisably Rudge.

Judged at Annual Rally

 

RUDGE IN BUILD - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded to the most interesting Rudge in build.

It is the responsibility of the winner to add Rudge part before returning to Trophy Secretary

Note The award of a £25 voucher, redeemable on REC Spares, Regalia or Library items will be forwarded to the winner after the have written and have published in the Journal an article on the rebuild.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

ROLAND PIKE TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

Awarded for: The highest combined age of rider and Rudge ridden to the Annual Rally.

Judged at Annual Rally.

 

BRYAN REYNOLDS TROPHY - PRESENTED AT ANNUAL RALLY

REPLICA PRESENTED AT AGM

 

First outing after rebuild.

Awarded at the Rally to a Rudge (or Python engine) machine making its first appearance at the Rally after a restoration.

The minimum work to have been undertaken is the removal of the engine from the frame.

The machine should not have won any other award at the rally at which it receives the trophy.

The machine will not be eligible to win this trophy again within three years.

The owner can enter different machines in successive years.

The machine can be trailered or ridden to the rally but must be started up and ridden around the rally field.

The award is for the overall appearance. If there is a tie, the machine with the most original appearance to take precedence.

Judged at Annual Rally.

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