Lynda Homer, Secretary of the Standard Motor Club, spoke at the 2021 Standard-Triumph Picnic.
The Harry Webster Award is made annually to the person who in the Standard-Triumph Forum's opinion has done the most to forward the aims of the Standard-Triumph Movement in the last (two) years - Covid-19 affecting the nomination of an award last year!
First, who was Harry Webster?
Harry joined the Standard Motor Company as an engineering apprentice in 1932. He rose rapidly through the Engineering Hierarchy, on merit, to reach engineering Director and Board member by 1958, He subsequently was promoted to Engineering Director at the soon to be formed British Leyland in 1967. He built up a formidable reputation and utmost respect amongst his workforce, being responsible for the development of many of the Standard and Triumph models we drive today.
Harry died in 2007 and the Standard-Triumph Forum dedicated this award in his memory the following year.
This year's recipient is Simon Goldsworthy. Simon is well known to many of you as the Editor of "Triumph World", the Kelsey Magazine's title that Simon edited for nine years.
He subsequently moved on to edit "Classics", another Kelsey title.
Phil Homer, the last recipient of the award, which was presented in 2019, then presented the trophy to Simon.
Simon responded with thanks and asked for anyone with an interesting car to contact him, with a view to it featuring in his magazine. (We all have at least one Simon!)