Canadian MGA racer Jim Holody from London, Ontario, was awarded the prestigious “MG Collier Cup” at this year’s Collier Cup MG race, as part of SVRA’s U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York. The Collier Cup race is for MGs only, and includes cars from Pre-War MGs to MGBs. SVRA has been running this all-MG race and awarding the Collier Cup — in memory and honor of the MG racing Collier Brothers — since 1985! It is not won by the race winner, but is awarded to the MG racer in the race who best represents the “Spirit of MG Vintage Racing” in both car preparation and driver conduct on and off the track, with the winner selected by a vote of the MG racers at the event.
“Receiving the Collier Cup was totally unexpected and rattled me for the rest of the podium presentations,” admitted Holody. “I thanked all the MG drivers and commented on the significance of the Collier Cup, and the Collier Brothers, to MG racing. I was proud to receive this award, that was also won by Don Funke in this same MGA Twin Cam in 1990.”
Holody was also honored to win the Bucher-Decker Memorial Cup (Sponsored by NAMGAR) for being the 1st MGA overall in the race!