We gratefully thank our panel of expert judges for their generous time and considered deliberations to help find the winners of the 2019 National Car Club Awards. Thanks also to our celebrity host Mike Brewer for joining us to oversee proceedings at the NCCA Dinner.
"The Judges have been overwhelmed and enthused by the increasing popularity of the National Car Club Awards since their inception in 2016. The variety of clubs and the number of nominations grows each year. For a car club to be shortlisted for a National Car Club Award is a great achievement in its own right and we are truly tested in deciding the outcome of these awards.
We encourage you to make a nomination if your club, secretariat or member has achieved something extraordinary during 2018 and look forward to honouring your achievements. Thank you for taking part."
Lee Masters, Show Director & Chairman of the NCCA judging panel, Clarion Events Ltd
Editor, Practical Classics Magazine
Danny Hopkins is editor of Practical Classics Magazine, Britain's biggest selling classic car publication. He is a multi-award-winning motoring journalist, who has worked across and edited several market-leading titles. He is a veteran of more than a dozen classic restorations and rebuilds and currently owns ten classics (that he will admit to). He is a former actor, published playwright, an accomplished presenter and after dinner speaker and, among other questionable skills, can drive a steam train. Danny lives with his wife and two daughters near Cambridge.
Editor, Classic Car Weekly
David Simister is editor of Classic Car Weekly, Britain's biggest selling classic weekly publication and the current Newspress Automotive Consumer Publication of the Year. He has previously worked on newspapers including the North Wales Weekly News, The Southport Champion and The Daily Post, and spends his spare time enjoying his MGB GT, Range Rover, and Mazda MX-5. He's also a regular visitor to Britain's Classic shows, attending upwards of 40 events every year.
Chairman, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs
David Whale is Chairman of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and Chairman of the Legislation Working Group of the FIA International Historic Commission. He is retired and lives in Staffordshire but retains commercial interests in his daughter's businesses importing equestrian products from across Europe. His life-long passion encompasses historic vehicles, several of which are sole survivors of their type and span a 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, Pioneer Run eligible 1914 Wall Autowheel through to a 1938 Rosengart SuperSept Grand Luxe Coupe, a pre-production 1964 Mini Moke, 1965 Hilman Farmobile to a Porsche 928 S4.
Head of New & Emerging Markets, Tourism Ireland Great Britain
David Boyce has been Deputy Director of Tourism Ireland Great Britain since 2005. Prior to taking up this role, David was Head of North America for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, then Vice President of Advertising and Communications for Tourism Ireland North America. In addition to his role, as Deputy Director, David has specific responsibility within Tourism Ireland Great Britain for public relations, business tourism, golf and sports marketing.