National Car Club Awards 2017 Winners

The winners of the 2018 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, supported by Classic Car Weekly, and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs have been revealed.

David Boyce from Tourism Ireland, headline sponsor of the National Car Club Awards said: “Not only do these awards recognise the amazing amount of time and effort made by the clubs, but the community spirit the car clubs create as a whole. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the room and a real appreciateion between all those nominated and the winners. It was a very special evening that Tourism Ireland is very proud to be associated with.”

 

Classic Car Club categories

  • Outstanding Club Magazine of the Year (Printed) – sponsored by Tourism Ireland
    WINNER: Triumph 2000 2500 2.5 Register, SIXappeal
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Midget and Sprite Club, MASCOT and National Street Rod Association, Street Gasser
     
  • Outstanding Online Presence by a Car Club – sponsored by Lancaster Insurance
    WINNER: Lotus Drivers Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: MK1 Golf Owners and The 1100 Club
     
  • Best Car Club Contribution to Charity, sponsored by Carole Nash
    WINNER: Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Triumph Classic Owners Club
     
  • Outstanding Club Initiative to encourage the Next Generation, sponsored by FBHVC
    WINNER: National Street Rod Association
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morris Minor Owner's Club and Morris Register
     
  • Outstanding Car Club Event | Single Venue Event or Show, sponsored by Classic Car Weekly
    WINNER: Rover Sports Register, Roverfest
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: National Street Rod Association, 27th NSRA Hot Rob Supernationals & 21st European Street Rod Nationals and TR Register, TR Register drivers parade at the British Grand Prix
     
  • Outstanding Car Club Event | Run, Rally or Tour, sponsored by Classic Car Weekly
    WINNER: Club Triumph, 10CR (Ten Countries Run)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bright Yellow Car Group, Bright Yello Car Convoy to Bilbury and Macron Owners Club, British Classic Welcome Le Mans France
     
  • National Car Club or the Year, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance
    WINNER: TR Register
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: National Street Rod Association

 

‘At Show’ Awards – judged at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery

  • Best Stand and Car Club Display (under 80 sqm), sponsored by Practical Classics
    WINNER: The Land Rover Series 2 Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club
     
  • Best Stand and Car Club Display (over 80 sqm), sponsored by Footman James
    WINNER: The International Club for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts
     HIGHLY COMMENDED: Austin A30/A35 Owner's Club and Ford Corsair Owners Club
     
  • Best Live Working on Vehicles at Show, sponsored by Meguiar's
    WINNER: Jowett Car Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club, Gay Classic Car Groups, The Bug Club and 2CVGB
     
  • Best Live Demonstration on a Car Club Stand at Show, sponsored by Carole Nash
    WINNER: The Porsche 924 Owners Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Allard Owners Club, Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club and National Street Rod Association
     
  • Best Restored Car at Show, sponsored by Practical Classics
    WINNER: 1973 Saab 96, Saab Owners GB, owned by Chris Boffey
     
  • Best Car at Show, sponsored by Classic Car Auctions
    WINNER: 1906 Rover 8hp, Stourbeidge Pre War Car Club, owned by Geoff Norgrove
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Allardette continuation manufactured by Allard Sports Car Ltd, Allard Owners Club

 

Devoted Member categories

  • National Car Club Unsung Hero of the Year, sponsored by Footman James
    WINNER: Matt Ollman, Rootes Archive Centre Trust
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bob Langston, Wolseley Register
    SPECIAL MENTION: Anthony Hipperson (posthumous nomination), Riley Motor Club and Thelma Smith (posthumous nomination), Jenson Owners Club
     
  • National Car Club Ambassador of the Year, sponsored by Meguiar's
    WINNER: Nigel Thorley, Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Peter Lee, Transit Van Club and Kevin Price, Volvo Enthusiast Club
     
  • National Car Club Young Member of the Year, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance
    WINNER: Ben Hatton, MGCC FWD Register
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Neal Welch, Austin A30/A35 Owners' Club
    SPECIAL MENTION: Benjamin Crosby, Racing-Puma.co.uk

 

Special Recognition Awards

  • National Car Club Judges Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance
    WINNER: Sir Stirling Moss
     
  • National Car Club Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Tourism Ireland
    WINNER: Drummond Black, Jowett Car Club
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rose and Arthur Peeling, Morris Register