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22 Feb 2022

The National Car Club Awards return to the show with Judges Special Recognition award

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
The National Car Club Awards return to the show with Judges Special Recognition award
The National Car Club Awards, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, will return to this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, with an exciting revised format. Visitors to the show, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 18-20 March 2022, will be able to watch and enjoy the award ceremony on Saturday afternoon on the Classic World stage.

The awards will be in three categories – Judges Special Recognition awards as chosen by an esteemed panel, At Show awards given to the car clubs exhibiting at the event, and the People’s Choice Award as nominated by readers of Classic Car Weekly.

Awards Panel Chairman Lee Masters said: “The Car Clubs have worked tirelessly over the past two years to keep their clubs and members together in unprecedented times. We want to recognise and celebrate their achievements and what better way than in front of fellow enthusiasts.”

There will be four Judges Special Recognition Awards for 2022. The coveted Car Club of The Year, Charitable Endeavours, Support of the Next Generation, and Lifetime Achievement.

The At Show Awards will celebrate all the elements that set this event apart from all other car shows as it applauds the Best Live Working, Best Live Demonstration, Best Barn Find/Unrestored Car in Show, and Best Restored Car in Show. There will also be two awards for Best Stand in Show, under and over 80 square metres.

There will also be a ‘Celebrities Choice’ Award given to the car that turns the heads and hearts of the motoring celebrities that will be at the show which includes Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer, Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley, and Ant Anstead, along with Car SOS’ Fuzz Townshend.

The final award will be chosen by the readers of Classic Car Weekly who will be invited to nominate their ‘Car Club Hero’, the person that has gone above and beyond for their club and fellow members. Nominations can be made via the awards website before 4 March 2022. The shortlist will then be revealed, and voting will open with the winners announced at the show ceremony.

Supported by Classic Car Weekly and Practical Classics and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), the 2022 judging panel includes David Whale, Chairman of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), David Simister, Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and Danny Hopkins, Editor of Practical Classics. Find more information at

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