NATIONAL CAR CLUB AWARDS

Presented in association with Tourism Ireland, supported by Classic Car Weekly and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

Established in 2016, the National Car Club Awards celebrate, recognise and honour the achievements of the nation’s car clubs, the enthusiastic people who run them and the remarkable cars they preserve and cherish.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Awards.

Classic Car Clubs

National Car Club of the Year, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance

Winner - Gay Classic Car Group
Highly Commended - Maestro and Montego Owners Club

Outstanding Club Magazine of the Year, sponsored by Adrian Flux

​Winner - Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club - Spirit & Speed

Outstanding Online Presence by a Car Club, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance

Winner - MG Car Club - www.mgcc.co.uk

Best Car Club Contribution to Charity, sponsored by Carole Nash

Winner - Daimler SP250 Owners Club - Frankie's Classic Car & Bike Fest in aid of Saint Francis Hospice

Outstanding Club Initiative to encourage the Next Generation, sponsored by FBHVC

Winner - National Traction Engine Trust - Steam Apprentice Club
Highly Commended - Morris Register - Classic Car Loan Scheme

Outstanding Car Club Event | Single Venue Event or Show, sponsored by Classic Car Weekly

Winner - Simply Mustanges UK - The Gathering @Donington
Highly Commended - Midget and Sprite Club - 'Spridget 60'

Outstanding Car Club Event | Run, Rally or Tour, sponsored by Classic Car Weekly

Winner - Fiat 500 Club UK - Poppy Returns Home Tour

Devoted Members

National Car Club Unsung Hero of the Year, sponsored by Footman James

Winner - Graham Le Lay - Jersey Old Motor Club

National Car Club Ambassador of the Year, sponsored by Meguiar's

Winner - Kevin Price
Highly Commended - Wayne Scott - TR Register

National Car Club Young Member of the Year, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance

Winner - Benjamin Crosby - Racing-Puma.co.uk

National Car Club Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Tourism Ireland

Winner - Graham Robson - TR Register

This year’s recipient’s contribution to his club and the classic scene as a whole has been tremendous. He has been a stalwart, always there to advise and support in a positive way.  His 25 years as President of the TR Register is this year’s landmark but at the age of 83, he shows no signs of taking a back seat. He is quite simply a legend and has written 130 books about classics… but his heart always returns to Canley.

He has been a Triumph man for over 60 years, since he was drafted in by Harry Webster as Competition Secretary to run the Triumph works rally and racing programmes of the early and mid-sixties. He looked after the TRS Le Mans entries, the legendary pale blue works TR4s all wearing the VC number plate and took the Spitfires to victory at Le Mans in 1965.

'At Show' Awards

Selected from clubs displaying at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery 2019.

Best Stand and Car Club Display Small Stand, sponsored by Carole Nash

Winner - Austin Counties Car Club 5-530
Highly Commended - Frisky Register 5-862, Peel Owners Club 5-864, Heinkel Trojan Club 5-860

Best Stand and Car Club Display - Large Stand, sponsored by Footman James

Winner - MX-5 Owners Club 3-355

Best Live Working on Vehicles at Show, sponsored by Meguiar's

Winner - Ford Corsair Owners Club 5-610
Highly Commended - Jowett Car Club 3-338, Gay Classic Car Group 5-380

Best Live Demonstration on a Car Club Stand at Show, sponsored by Practical Classics

Winner - Riley RM Club 5-520

Best Restored Car at Show, sponsored by Practical Classics

Winner - 1928 Hoyal Bodied Triumph Super Seven owned by Brian Bromich - Pre-1940s Triumph Motor Club 3-230
Highly Commended - 1923 'C' Cab Van - Jowett Car Club 3-338

Best Car at Show, sponsored by Classic Car Auctions

Winner - Sir Malcom Cambell's Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane - Armstrong Sideley Owners Club 3-238
Highly Commended - Bluebell, 1959 Standard Ten - Practical Classics/Standard Motor Club/FBHVC

Judge's Special Recognition Awards

Judge's Special Recognition Awards were posthumously bestowed on:

John Haynes, the genius founder of the Haynes Manual.
In grateful recognition of his contribution to motoring and the classic car community.

Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, racing driver extraordinaire.
In grateful recognition of his contribution to motorsport and the classic car community.