Perpetual Trophies – who they are named after
A number of our perpetual trophies are named after members who made a significant impact on the club.
Tony McKnight Motorkhana Trophy
Tony was a young enthusiast who threw his 911E around with great enthusiasm at motorkhanas and became involved in the club committee at an early stage. Members were shocked when Tony died suddenly at the age of 37, and a group of his mates donated the trophy that bears his name.
McGrath Insurance Brokers Sprint Championship
John McGrath is a retired insurance broker who donated the Sprint Championship perpetual trophy when the club was much smaller and sponsorship very hard to come by. John served on the committee for several years, many of them as treasurer, and is a life member.
Vern Schuppan Trophy for Rookie of the Year
Vern is a retired Australian racing driver who raced in the Le Mans 24-hour every year between 1973 and 198,9 and won in a Porsche 956 in 1983. He originally agreed to his name appearing on a club trophy for endurance events in the mid 80s, and when 6-hour relay events went off the club radar, agreed that the trophy should go to Rookie of the Year.
The Denis O’Dell Trophy for People’s Choice
Denis served on the committee for 19 years, 6 as President. Denis loved everything Porsche; he drove them, competed in them, concoursed them and photographed them. His attention to detail was amazing, and his work ethic awesome.
Brian Reed Memorial Trophy
The club’s top concours award. Brian was a Porsche enthusiast who loved concours and served as President for six years. The Reed family still own the 356 Brian purchased new from Capitol Motors in 1961. Brian’s widow Alison and Justin, one of his two sons, maintain Brian’s love of the marque.
Mark Goddard Trophy for Photography
Mark was a Porsche lover who belonged to the club for over a decade before finally achieving his ambition of Porsche ownership with a Viper Green 911E. Although Mark passed well before his time, his memory lives on in an amazing portfolio of Porsche photography.
John Young Volunteer’s Award
John served on the committee for 20 years in various roles, including 7 years as President.
Arthur Hamilton Clubman of the Year
Traditionally the club’s ultimate award. Arthur was the club’s first president when enthusiasm reignited its activities after a short hiatus. His wife and sons were infected with the same enthusiasm, and these days the family name is most frequently encountered by members at Autohaus Hamilton, founded by Arthur’s son Ian.