Words by Grace King
During the 2021 Autotest Awards night, ANICC Secretary Grace King was presented with the Ford-Hutchinson Trophy, as the 2021 ANICC Clubman of the Year. When Grace was elected to the position in 2020, she made history by becoming the first female office bearer in the history of the ANICC. Over the past two years she has worked tirelessly to keep all members as up to date as possible and continues to keep all her male counterparts in-line. Grace takes on all tasks with such enthusiasm, always striving to bring ANICC into the modern age and encourage younger people, especially females to get involved in motorsport.
When asked where her love of motorsport stems from, she replied “Throughout my childhood my father George, took me to stage rallies all over Ireland, either with the service crew he worked with, or as a spectator. He brought me to Dungannon Motor Club, where I have been Secretary now for a number of years and he encouraged me to attend navigation classes where I learnt the ropes. For all this I am so grateful.”