The Autocar Awards ceremony was held in the Silverstone Wing
Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw and editor-in-chief Steve Cropley hosted the awards
The home of British motorsport hosted leading figures from the car industry
The Volkswagen Golf GTI on display at the Autocar Awards. The Golf GTI topped a vote to win the Autocar Readers' Champion award for changing the car making world more than any other car
Mazda's UK managing director, Jeremy Thomson, was named an outstanding UK leader for creating a more efficient operation with desirable new models such as this latest MX-5
Volvo designer Thomas Ingenlath (left), who won the Design Hero Award, with Kia design chief and Sturmey Award winner Peter Schreyer
Kia's Peter Schreyer accepts the Sturmey Award
Mike Flewitt won the Editor's Award for his efforts in leading McLaren Automotive
Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath (second right) accepts the Design Hero Award from Autocar's Matt Burt, Steve Cropley and Mark Tisshaw
The Ford Fiesta ST200 was named the Best Driver's Car for less than £25,000
Mazda UK's Jeremy Thomson (second left) accepts his Outstanding UK Leader prize from Autocar's Steve Cropley, James Attwood and Mark Tisshaw
Kia's Paul Philpott (second left) was also given an Outstanding UK Leader award
The Renault Zoe won a Game Changer award
The ceremony was held at the Silverstone Wing
14 cars and eight individuals were honoured
The Sturmey Award is named after Autocar's founder
The 2017 Autocar Awards, held in association with Vredestein Tyres, took place at the Silverstone Wing last night, where the world’s best cars and the people who make them were honours.
Hundreds of leading figures from the car industry gathered to see 14 exceptional cars and eight extraordinary people celebrated.
Check out some of the best images from the event in the gallery above.