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NA­TIONAL CAR CLUB

OF THE YEAR

THE IMP CLUB Founded in 1980 by Richard Knight, The Imp Club pro­motes the en­joy­ment and preser­va­tion of the Hill­man Imp range of cars and its de­riv­a­tives. The club’s mem­bers have a strong and en­thu­si­as­tic pro-ac­tive ap­proach to events, mo­tor­sport, and spread­ing the word. The club’s motto is ‘Keep­ing the Imp Alive!’ and they are do­ing just that.

www.theim­p­club.co.uk

OUT­STAND­ING USE OF SO­CIAL ME­DIA

THE ROVER P6 CLUB The Rover P6 Club is ac­tive on sev­eral so­cial me­dia plat­forms, in­clud­ing Face­book, Twit­ter, LinkedIn and YouTube. It says it does not use th­ese chan­nels sim­ply for ‘hav­ing a pres­ence’ or gen­er­at­ing so­cial chat, but in­stead as part of an in­te­grated dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing strat­egy to pro­mote aware­ness in the car as well as the club.

www.p6­club.com

OUT­STAND­ING WEB­SITE

OF THE YEAR

JOWETT CAR CLUB The Jowett Car Club web­site has fa­cil­i­ties to search through in­for­ma­tion that has ac­cu­mu­lated over the 21

years of its ex­is­tence. The web­site is us­able on smart­phones and desk­tops us­ing tech­nol­ogy that changes the dis­play based on the de­vice be­ing used. There is a well-mod­er­ated fo­rum for club mem­bers and non-mem­bers show­ing an in­ter­est in Jowetts.

jowett.org

OUT­STAND­ING SUP­PORT OF NEXT GEN­ER­A­TION

MMOC YOUNG MEM­BERS REG­IS­TER The Mor­ris Mi­nor Own­ers Club Young Mem­bers Reg­is­ter seeks to iden­tify Mor­ris Mi­nor own­ers of the next gen­er­a­tion. It works hard to en­cour­age young­sters into the club scene who would not nec­es­sar­ily go out and join the main own­ers club due to mis­con­cep­tions of how they might be greeted. The reg­is­ter aims to break down th­ese bar­ri­ers and use so­cial me­dia and re­gional and na­tional meets to en­cour­age the new gen­er­a­tion of own­ers.

www.young­mem­bers.mmoc.org.uk

OUT­STAND­ING CAR CLUB EVENT (RUN OR RALLY)

SCIROCCO REG­IS­TER Scirocco Reg­is­ter’s Na­tional Meet is an event that has

grown con­sis­tently over re­cent years – and 2016 is their 20th an­niver­sary year. The meet be­gins for most

well be­fore the 10am of­fi­cial start time with club ar­ranged con­voys bring­ing in cars from through­out the UK and as far away as the Nether­lands. Th­ese then de­scend onto Telford Ser­vices be­fore the tra­di­tional mass con­voy to the event at RAF Cos­ford.

www.sciroc­coreg­is­ter.co.uk

NA­TIONAL CAR CLUB

UNSUNG HERO

RICHARD WATT – VAUX­HALL CAVA­LIER

AND CHEVETTE CLUB Be­tween March 2015 and March 2016 Richard Watt

has or­gan­ised two events cel­e­brat­ing the 40th Birth­day of the Vaux­hall Cava­lier MkI and Vaux­hall Chevette. Richard has also or­gan­ised the club’s stand at the Vaux­hall Bed­ford As­so­ci­a­tion Rally at Billing in Northamp­ton­shire. He is a great am­bas­sador and will speak in great depth to any­one that en­quires about

the cars and the club. www.cav­a­lierand­chevet­te­club.co.uk

NA­TIONAL CAR CLUB AM­BAS­SADOR OF THE YEAR

JOHN SMITH - VOLVO OWN­ERS CLUB It is nigh on im­pos­si­ble to talk about the Volvo Own­ers Club with­out in­clud­ing John Smith in one con­text or an­other. John joined in 1973 and has held var­i­ous of­fices in the club cul­mi­nat­ing in be­ing part of the man­ag­ing board. Even an at­tempt at re­tire­ment from his main role ‘just did not hap­pen’ and he re­mains as ac­tive as ever. He is the Volvo Own­ers Club voice at the end of the ‘phone, known and loved by all.

www.volvo­club.org.uk

OUT­STAND­ING CLUB MAG­A­ZINE OF THE YEAR

COOPERWORLD The Mini Cooper Reg­is­ter has more than 2000 mem­bers and ev­ery mem­ber re­ceives the club’s 60-page full colour mag­a­zine CooperWorld. First pub­lished in 1986 the mag­a­zine has grown along­side the club – from its orig­i­nal A5 black and white for­mat

to the cur­rent all-colour A4 size pub­li­ca­tion. The scope has also grown with a broader range of con­tent and con­tribut­ing au­thors, that in­cludes club mem­bers, spe­cial­ist writ­ers and celebrity colum­nists.

www.mini­cooper.org

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