Well-known vintage racer Peter Giddings has been honored by Northern California’s Motor Sports Press Association as its Motorsportsman of the Year for 2010. The award was bestowed during a March banquet at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, spotlighting Giddings for his dedication to preserving vintage racing internationally and for his success as a driver. It is the first time a vintage racer has been so recognized by the MSPA.
Giddings, who has been racing since 1959, noted in his acceptance speech that his first American racing adventure had come at Laguna Seca, and was more a tale of finding his way, on his own, to a venue he’d never been to than one of his exploits on the track once he got there. Several of Giddings’ prized vintage racecars were on display at the museum for the banquet, at which various other awards were presented to Northern California racers.