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Ian Cameron receives Welsh Motoring Writers' Automotive Achievement Award

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Former Rolls-Royce chief designer Ian Cameron is the latest recipient of the Welsh Motoring Writers (WMW) Automotive Achievement Award.

The award was presented at the WMW annual dinner at HMS Nelson's Wardroom in Portsmouth, UK, by the group's patron and former winner, Land Rover director of design Richard Woolley.

"As we celebrate a decade since the launch of Phantom and the establishment of the new home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, it is a most fitting time for Ian to be bestowed with this honor," said James Warren, Rolls-Royce product and corporate communications manager, UK.

Cameron was appointed chief designer in 1999 after the marque was integrated into the BMW Group, and retired last year. He led the design teams behind all the Phantom and Ghost models.

He said, "I am delighted to accept the award in the name of the Rolls-Royce design team. They, after all, are the ones who did the work. As with an orchestra, some designers think it is the chap at the front who deserves the accolades.

"But it is the team that makes the music and delivers the product, so I am indeed delighted to accept this award in their name."

By Rufus Thompson