The Talbot Owners' Club are the proud custodians of several historic and important period motorsports trophies, as well as several bespoke and custom designed awards.
These are, when appropriate, annually awarded to members for their contributions towards enhancing and supporting club activities and specific motoring and sporting achievements throughout the year.
Highly coverted and having real prestige these awards are an important symbolic acknowledgment of the often great and signifcant contribution many members make towards the running, promotion and enjoyment of the Talbot Owners' Club.
THE GEORGES ROESCH TROPHY
A special mounted display of the unique 105 rocker gear assembly. Devised, constructed and donated by Bill Barrott.
Appropriately, this Trophy is awarded periodically in recognition of outstanding commitment and enthusiasm to the engineering standards of the Talbot marque.
THE TALBOT OWNERS’ CLUB TROPHY
A mounted Jaeger (Paris) clock which was a gift to Col. Huggins from his fellow directors, on his retirement from the Clement Talbot Board. Acquired from the Bill Barrott Collection.
This Trophy is a ‘thank you’ from the Club for any significant contribution by a TOC Member to the running, well-being or assets of the Club.
TEST TRACK TROPHY
The test track at Barlby Road was surfaced with thousands of individual hardwood blocks, and this one was ’saved’ before the old buildings were demolished, and later presented to the TOC by Bill Barrott.
The Publisher and Editor determine the winner of this Trophy from articles in the Club’s Magazine or other material published within the Club.
THE RAWLINGS TROPHY
An impressive silver salver presented by Ann Rawlings in memory of her late husband, Anthony Rawlings, world expert on the 14hp cars. The very first TOC trophy following our re-formation; a measure of Ann’s support for the Club, and recognition of Anthony’s immense Talbot contribution.
Awarded to the leading owner of a 14/45 or 65 bearing in mind the criteria of car use, maintenance and restoration.
THE MIKE COUPER SHIELD
A display of awards won by Mike Couper presented to the Club by Mike Elliott. A lovely collection which records some of Mike’s exploits and is awarded for sporting success by a Member competing at an amateur level.
THE PERCY LAMBERT TROPHY
The wonderful original Brooklands 100MPH Short Handicap Trophy awarded in 1913 to Percy Lambert. Such a fitting way for us to remember him, the first man and car (Talbot of course) to exceed 100 miles in the hour, at Brooklands in 1913. It was acquired by the TOC almost one hundred years later.
This is the ’senior’ award in our collection and is awarded for exceptional achievement in the Club over the years.
JOHN YOUNG TROPHY
Originally awarded by John Young, one of the founder members of the reformed TOC, it is subtitled ‘The Founders’ Trophy and was presented to the Club by his partner, Pat Laverack.
Unusually, this Trophy is awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Club, whether they are a Member or not.
THE ARTHUR ARCHER TROPHY
Engraved on the front: 'The British Racing Drivers Club 500 Miles Race 1931, The Pass and Joyce Cup, presented by Messrs Pass & Joyce Ltd', and on the rear: 'Won by Talbot No. 36, Entrant A.W. FOX, Drivers B.E. Lewis and A.O. Saunders Davies.' The Club was delighted when Arthur Archer agreed that this large and impressive 15”/38cm Trophy could be named “The Arthur Archer Trophy” in recognition of his outstanding contribution over many years to keeping our Talbots on the road.
It is awarded to the leading owner of a 95, 105 or 110 bearing in mind the criteria of car use, maintenance and restoration
THE WILCOCK CONCOURS ROSE BOWL
A retirement gift from Clement Talbot to Fred Wilcock in 1924, (CT accountant for many years). Donated by Mrs V Wilcock in memory of her late husband, Michael Wilcock.
Presented at the AGM jointly by John Dodd and a lady member of his choice who decides on the Talbot car present most “deserving” for the award.
ANTHONY BLIGHT SPORTING TROPHY
This genuine 1934 Alpine Cup was presented by the Trustees of the Anthony Blight Trust. A magnificent period item, the very epitome of 1930s style.
The award focuses on 'Outstanding competition performance in a Talbot' and it is awarded using a clearly defined system of points. It is open to anybody driving a Talbot in competition across the spread of events.
FOX AND NICHOL TROPHY
Designed and created by Anthony Ward, it features a Fox and Nichol brass dealer plate, and a clear upstand, which reflect the immense contribution of F & N in the development of the 90, and the international Talbot success which followed.
Awarded to the leading owner of a 70, 75 or 90 bearing in mind the criteria of car use, maintenance and restoration.
THE LIGHT CAR TROPHY
This is a fine photograph of a Talbot L10 1923 model-year 2-seater with dickey. It is presented in an impressive Art Deco frame that was expertly restored by Tony Ward.
The Talbot Owners Club magazine is published bi-monthly and contains news, updates and informative articles. It is edited by club secretary David Roxburgh.GO TO DOWNLOADS
The essence of the Club is to ensure that members meet and enjoy themselves; the Club is open and democratic, dialogie is encouraged. It is for people of all ages who like Talbot cars and want to enjoy the company of like-minded people and also to support current Talbot involvement in historic competition.