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
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.