Falken has been awarded the Best Event Film at the 2021 International Motor Film Awards. The film ‘Whatever Comes Our Way’ was shot in September 2020, during what was probably the most unusual race in the almost 50-year history of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, with hardly any spectators lining the Nordschleife circuit. Another Falken production, ‘Pass the Wheel’, starring Peter Dumbreck in a classic Porsche 911 was also nominated for Best Journalistic Film.
From Bond villain hideout to American retro, the shortlist for the Halfords Garage of the Year competition has everything. Launched in June, and having attracted hundreds of entries, a shortlist of 20 has now been selected. The winner will be announced in the coming weeks.
Camso Japan has received the President’s Award from Toyota Industries Corporation. Presented to the top company among the Supplier Award recipients in each division, the President’s Award follows a recent Supplier Award from Toyota L&F Company, the materials handling equipment division of Toyota Industries. Camso was recognized for its outstanding performance and the very high standards of its materials handling tyres and assembly supply.
The Motor Ombudsman has launched its 2021 Garage Star Awards. The awards follow a successful inaugural 2020 recognition programme, which attracted more than 800 online customer nominations for Motor Ombudsman-accredited garages and dealerships across the UK. Cornwall-based Dukes AutoTech was crowned the first national winner. Two new awards have been added to the scheme for 2021, with 40 vehicle manufacturers accredited to The Motor Ombudsman’s New Car Code and 13 businesses that are part of the Vehicle Warranty Products Code eligible for two separate Customer Service Star Awards.
TyreSafe has revised the categories and refreshed judging criteria for its 2021 Awards. Two changes stand out. Firstly, there are fewer categories this year, which could mean competition will be more intense. And secondly, TyreSafe will not be holding a face-to-face Award ceremony for the second year running this year. However, winners will have the opportunity to celebrate via a social media activity and video submissions are also eligible this year.
Falken has received two nominations for its films at the “International Motor Film Awards 2021”. The series #passthewheel (Best Journalistic Film), released in summer 2020, and the annual film about the Nürburgring 24-hour race (Best Event Film), are both on this year’s shortlist for the prestigious awards. Last year, Falken’s film, “20 Years in 20 Stories”, created to mark two decades of the tyre brand at the Nürburgring, was the first from a European tyre brand to be nominated for “Best Documentary Feature”.
Goodyear has announced the next five TruckForce Excellence Award titleholders. Winners of the 2021 Second Quarter Goodyear TruckForce Service Excellence Awards include service partners in the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Hungary and Spain.
Micheldever Tyre and Auto Services has become a four- time winner of the Pirelli 4×4 Key Dealer of the Year award in the sixth year of running the accolade. Each year, the 4×4 Key Dealer of the Year award gives 15 of Pirelli’s exclusive 4×4 Key Dealer Club members the opportunity to nominate one of their depots to enter for the prestigious award. As part of the process, each depot must take part in a number of independently-run mystery shop audits.
Hankook will act as main sponsor of the 2021 BBC Top Gear Global Electric Vehicle Awards, which recognise the best EVs across 12 different award categories, including EV of the Year, Best Hatchback, SUV, Estate, and Hypercar. This arrangement builds upon other EV-related engagements, such as Hankook Tire’s upcoming tyre supply to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the world’s first and only all-electric street racing Formula series.
The Motor Transport Awards have announced the shortlist of finalists for 2021 and TyreWatch has been nominated as one of the contenders for the innovation award. Says the MTA: “With an incredibly strong field of entries, our judges have been able to recognise 52 outstanding companies who have been able to demonstrate innovation and excellence.” Established over 5 years ago in Basingstoke, TyreWatch is an evolving digital tyre management platform which uses remote telematics technology to monitor and manage the wheels and tyres of ‘connected’ vehicles.
TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Global Forum 2021. Founded in Germany in 1994, TEMOT International is a leading Automotive Aftermarket Network currently consisting of 94 shareholders spread across Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia.
The Blue Ocean Awards, inspired by the Blue Ocean Strategy – the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost to open up a new market space and create new demand – took place yesterday. Michelin is the event’s major sponsor as well as sponsor for an awards category. Michelin presented its International Mobility Award to Tarmac Technologies and SUN Mobility, two start-ups that are contributing to the development of mobility.
Linglong Tire won three awards at the FAW 2021 Supply Chain Partner Conference, which took place in Changchun, China on 15 and 16 April. FAW Group honoured the tyre maker with the Collaborative Innovation·Qizhi, R&D Collaboration and Excellent R&D Supplier awards.