PHOTO: (Top) Alan Vaughan, on right, receives his Life Membership from CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos at the CAMS Gala
SENIOR Rally Australia officials Colin Trinder and Alan Vaughan have been honoured for their long commitment to motorsport with Life Memberships of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
The awards were presented at CAMS’ annual gala, hosted at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on Saturday night.
Trinder and Vaughan are widely known for their many years’ involvement in motorsport, especially rallying.
Trinder has been a member of the Australian Rally Commission since 2001 and Chairman since 2007.
The citation accompanying his Life Member award said: “During Colin’s time as Chairman his measured approach to leadership has ensured exceptional outcomes and stability during tumultuous times.”
He also has made major achievements as Sustainabiity and Environment Manager for Rally Australia, the Coffs Coast-based round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
Under his direction, Rally Australia in 2013 became the first motorsport event in the world to receive the FIA Institute Achievement of Excellence award for environmental sustainability and to achieve carbon-neutral status.
Alan Vaughan, Rally Australia Government Liaison and Documentation Manager, has had a lifetime of service, contribution and development of motorsport in Australia.
As a member of the Rally Australia organising team he has played a major role in building solid relationships and trust with numerous government agencies.
He prepares many significant plans for Rally Australia every year, including emergency management, incident response and traffic management plans.
His dedication to detail and documentation resulted in the NSW Police declaring in 2015 that the Rally Australia event was no longer considered a high-risk event.
Vaughan is highly respected by his fellow officials for his dedication to accuracy, detail and collaboration.