The National Car Club Awards Returns to Celebrate Achievements of the Classic Community
An esteemed panel of judges will decide the winners in two of the awards categories; The Judges Special Recognition Awards recognising clubs and individuals within the community and the At Show Awards given to the car clubs exhibiting at the event. The third category is the People’s Choice Award which is chosen by the readers of Classic Car Weekly.
Lee Masters, Awards Panel Chairman, said: “The response to last year’s National Car Club Awards was fantastic and having our visitors involved made it even more special. These awards are so important to recognise and celebrate the tireless effort clubs and their members make for our brilliant community.”
The Judges Special Recognition Awards presented will be Car Club of The Year, Charitable Endeavours, Support of the Next Generation, and Lifetime Achievement. The Event/Run of The Year category will also return as 2022 was the first year since 2019 that a lot of clubs were able to hold rallies, runs and tours that were unaffected by Covid, and this award will reflect that.
The At Show Awards are for 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.
The ‘Celebrities Choice’ Award is given to the car that turns the heads and hearts of the motoring celebrities that will be at the show who will be announced in the coming weeks.
The final award is 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 24 February 2023. The shortlist will then be revealed, and voting will open with the winners announced at the show ceremony.
Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager, from Lancaster Insurance Services, adds: “Clubs, and their members, are the heartbeat of our community and help it prosper for generations to come. We see first-hand the truly outstanding work they do, and we are always proud to be a part of something that showcases that. Steph, our head of car clubs, the team and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.”
Supported by Classic Car Weekly and Practical Classics and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), the 2023 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.