We an­nounce the first batch of fi­fi­nal­ists for the Na­tional Car Club Awards 2016.

First batch of out­stand­ing fi­nal­ists in new clas­sic sec­tor ÔOs­carsÕ named

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - www.na­tion­al­car­clubawards.com

The short­list for fi­nal­ists for eight out of 15 cat­e­gories for the first Na­tional Car Club Awards, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Tourism Ire­land, have been an­nounced.

Sup­ported by Clas­sic Car Weekly, and en­dorsed by the Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs, the award win­ners will be re­vealed at the NEC, Birm­ing­ham on Satur­day, 5 March.

‘We had more than 180 en­tries for the in­au­gu­ral year, which is out­stand­ing,’ says Daniel Nwaokolo, event di­rec­tor for Clar­ion, the com­pany be­hind the awards.

‘This was al­most the Who’s Who of car clubs. In some cat­e­gories we had more than 30 en­tries, which made short­list­ing in th­ese cat­e­gories very dif­fi­cult in­deed. So, for a car club to just get short­listed for th­ese awards is a huge suc­cess as the stan­dard was so very high.’

The win­ners will be an­nounced and the awards pre­sented in a cer­e­mony hosted along­side the Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics Restora­tion and Clas­sic Car Show.

In ad­di­tion to the short­list of eight fi­nal­ists an­other six awards re­late to the clubs’ in­volve­ment in the Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics Restora­tion and Clas­sic Car Show and will be de­cided by the judges.

There will then be a Judges’ Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Award pre­sented to a club that the panel feels has gone the ex­tra mile in the clas­sic mo­tor­ing move­ment. The judg­ing panel in­cludes FBHVC chair­man David Whale, CCW editor Keith Adams, Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics editor Danny Hop­kins and Clar­ion’s Daniel Nwaokolo.

‘I’m de­lighted, but not at all sur­prised, by how en­thu­si­as­ti­cally and vig­or­ously th­ese new awards have been re­ceived,’ says Keith Adams. ‘A huge thank you to all the read­ers who got in­volved in mak­ing the nom­i­na­tions since the awards were un­veiled in our 6 Jan­uary is­sue.’

Two mem­bers from each or­gan­i­sa­tion short­listed for an award have been in­vited to at­tend as guests of the Na­tional Car Club Awards and Tourism Ire­land. Fur­ther tick­ets will be on sale for those also wish­ing to at­tend the cer­e­mony.

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