Eight of the 21 judges in the Women's World Car of the Year will be at the Michelin stand at the Paris Motor Show in September to present the supreme award trophy to Range Rover executives. The trophy to be presented is from New Zealand this year. It is a depiction of the New Zealand native fern, the koru, carved in native timber by master carver Hugh McKechnie of the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. The appropriate words have been inlaid with paua, a native New Zealand shell.
The women motoring writers from 12 countries voted the Range Rover Evoque as the supreme award winner this year and winner of the Luxury Car category. Other category winners were BMW 3 Series (Family Car) Porsche 911 (Sports Car) Honda Civic (Economy Car). These motor companies and other finalists in the awards will receive certificates in Paris, designed by Peartree Studios in the UK, acknowledging their success.
The women judges present at the Paris Motor Show are: Regina Chan – Canada, Renuka Kirpilani – India, Geraldine Herbert – Ireland, Jacqui Madelin, Sandy Myhre – New Zealand, Henny Hemmes – The Netherlands, Caroline Carver, Sue Baker, Victoria Macmillan-Bell – UK. CEO of Women's World Car of the Year Ltd, Sandy Myhre, says the support of Michelin at the Paris Show is 'utterly invaluable' and recognises the value of women motoring writers within the industry and as representatives of women as motorists.