Congratulations are in order for The Real Car Company who won the 2010 Tom Pryce trophy on the 20th of November. Most of you will be aware that Tom Pryce was the Formula 1 driver who died tragically at the South African Grand Prix in 1977.
This trophy is awarded annually by the Welsh Motoring Writers and this year was presented by Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd, Huw Morgan Daniel, in Llangefni, Anglesey.
Mazda were also recognised at the award in recognition of 20 years of the most fun roadster money can buy, the MX5.
This award was set up to recognise companies that made an outstanding contribution to the automotive sector in Wales and here is what Wales Office Minister David Jones had to say.
Whether it is small businesses like the Real Car Company or multinationals like Toyota, Wales has a lot to offer. As a Government, we will do all we can to encourage investment and create a climate which will help businesses to thrive. Congratulations to both the Real Car Company and Mazda on their success.
This has been a tough year for many classic car dealers but it is good to see that companies are continuing to thrive despite more difficult market conditions.
As I have now posted something complimentary about Wales can people please stop lambasting me for my earlier comments about Swansea!