Awards Shortlist

The finalists in the 2017 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, have been revealed. This year has seen the most nominations from clubs and club members to date. Supported by Classic Car Weekly, and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the overall Award winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Saturday 1st April at Birmingham’s NEC.

Lee Masters, Director of The National Car Club Awards, said: “We had 209 nominations, which is 25 more than the inaugural year and it’s fantastic to see the clubs embrace these awards. Once again, the standard of entries was extremely high with a fantastic mix of clubs of all sizes.

“Some of the categories had over 30 entries and reducing these down to a shortlist was extremely difficult, making that place on the shortlist even more valuable and an incredible achievement.”

A total of 16 awards will be presented at the glittering ceremony, hosted by Mike Brewer alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show. The shortlist covers eight of the award categories with the finalists for the Lifetime Achievement award still to be decided. The other six awards will be decided by the judges on Saturday and presented their prize at the awards dinner.

There will then be a ‘Judges Special Recognition Award’ presented to a club that the panel feel has gone the extra mile in the classic motoring movement.

 

NATIONAL CAR CLUB AWARDS 2017 SHORTLIST

 

CLASSIC CAR CLUB CATEGORIES:

 

NATIONAL CAR CLUB OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY LANCASTER INSURANCE:

ASTON MARTIN OWNERS CLUB

BMW CAR CLUB GB


MG CAR CLUB

MORRIS MINOR OWNERS CLUB (MMOC)

NATIONAL STREET ROD ASSOCIATION

PANTHER CAR CLUB

ROVER SPORTS REGISTER

RREC, THE INTERNATIONAL CLUB FOR ROLLS-ROYCE AND BENTLEY ENTHUSIASTS

SPORTING BEARS MOTOR CLUB

TR REGISTER

TRANSIT VAN CLUB


WOLSELEY REGISTER

 

OUTSTANDING CLUB MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR (PRINTED):

ASOC NEWS - ASOC (AVENGER & SUNBEAM OWNERS CLUB)

FREEWHEEL MAGAZINE - ROVER SPORTS REGISTER

HAVOC - FORD AVO OWNERS CLUB

J-TYPE REVIEW - MORRIS COMMERCIAL J, J/B AND 101 REGISTER

LANCIA MOTOR CLUB - LANCIA MOTOR CLUB

MONSTRO - MAESTRO & MONTEGO OWNERS CLUB

SAFETY FAST - MG CAR CLUB

SOFT TOP HARD TOP - MX-5 OWNERS CLUB

THE HORN - SUNBEAM ALPINE OWNERS CLUB

TORQUE - PEUGEOT SPORT CLUB UK

 

OUTSTANDING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, SPONSORED BY LANCASTER INSURANCE:

ENTHUSIASTS OF BRITISH MOTOR VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 1985

FORD RS OWNERS CLUB

MINI COOPER REGISTER

MK1 GOLF OWNERS CLUB

OPEL MANTA OWNERS CLUB UK

TRIUMPH SPORTS SIX CLUB

 

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE OF THE YEAR:

AUSTIN 7 CLUBS ASSOCIATION

CRASH BOX & CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF DEVON

JOWETT CAR CLUB


MK1 GOLF OWNERS CLUB


TR REGISTER


VOLVO OWNERS CLUB

 

OUTSTANDING CAR CLUB EVENT (RUN OR RALLY), SPONSORED BY CLASSIC CAR WEEKLY:

ASTON MARTIN OWNERS CLUB

AUSTIN A30/A35 OWNERS CLUB

BMW CAR CLUB

CLUB TRIUMPH


FORD RS OWNERS CLUB

JENSEN OWNERS CLUB

MG CAR CLUB

MORRIS MINOR OWNERS CLUB

MX-5 OWNERS CLUB

ROVER SPORTS REGISTER

THE ROVER P6 CLUB

TR DRIVERS CLUB

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF NEXT GENERATION, SPONSORED BY FBHVC:

AUSTIN A30/A35 OWNERS CLUB

MG CAR CLUB

MORRIS MINOR OWNERS CLUB YOUNG MEMBERS REGISTER

THE IMP CLUB

 

DEVOTED MEMBERS CATEGORIES:

 

NATIONAL CAR CLUB UNSUNG HERO, SPONSORED BY FOOTMAN JAMES:

PAULINE BLAKE – SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE REGISTER

STEVE CONRY - AVENGER & SUNBEAM OWNERS CLUB

PAT AND BARBARA FARMER – MORRIS REGISTER

BRIAN HUMPHREYS – THE ROVER P6 CLUB

GARY LAZARUS – MIDGET AND SPRITE CLUB

PETER MOORE – TAMESIDE CAR COLLECTORS CLUB

TOM MORLEY – METRO OWNERS CLUB

BARRY PRIESTMAN - THE CRAYFORD CONVERTIBLE CAR CLUB

NICHOLAS WALTON – RILEY MOTOR CLUB


DAVID YEOMANS – GORDONKEEBLE OWNERS CLUB

 

NATIONAL CAR CLUB AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR:

GAVIN BUSHBY – FIAT MOTOR CLUB (GB)

ALAN MOSS – LOTUSEXCEL.NET AND SPORTING BEARS MOTOR CLUB

GRAHAM ORCHARD – FORD CORTINA MKII OWNERS CLUB

WAYNE SCOTT - TR REGISTER

 

NATIONAL CAR CLUB LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, SPONSORED BY TOURISM IRELAND

DRUMMOND BLACK – JOWETT CAR CLUB

BRUNO EISMARK – PANTHER CAR CLUB

ROSIE HAMILTON – MORRIS MINOR OWNERS CLUB

JOHN SIMPSON – BOSTON CLASSIC CAR CLUB

JOHN SMITH – VOLVO OWNERS CLUB

 

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE EVENING OF THE AWARDS:

BEST STAND AND CAR DISPLAY (UNDER 75sqm)

BEST STAND AND CAR DISPLAY (OVER 75sqm)

BEST RESTORED CAR IN SHOW, SPONSORED BY PRACTICAL CLASSICS

BEST CAR IN SHOW, SPONSORED BY SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS

BEST LIVE WORKING ON CARS AT SHOW, SPONSORED BY LANCASTER INSURANCE

NATIONAL CAR CLUB WINNERS AWARD, SPONSORED BY LANCASTER INSURANCE

JUDGES SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD, SPONSORED BY LANCASTER INSURANCE