SPOTLIGHT ON SHORTLISTED ENTRIES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NATIONAL CAR CLUB
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.
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.