CLASSIC CLUB HEROES
New awards salute the driving forces in Britain’s classic car movement
The best events, club magazines and unsung heroes were the stars of a new awards ceremony celebrating the hard work clubs put into the classic movement.
The Volvo Owners’ Club, Jowett Car Club and Club Triumph are among the winners at the inaugural National Car Club Awards, endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and held at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show at the NEC.
CCW editor Keith Adams joined show director Dan Nwaokolo, FBHVC chairman David Whale and Tourism Ireland’s David Boyce to judge entries across 16 categories, including ones for clubs who support the next generation of classic fans and for outstanding use of social media.
The Volvo Owners’ Club picked up the prize for the most outstanding entry, while the Riley Motor Club’s Victor Riley was given the lifetime achievement award. There were also five prizes given out for the best stands and classics at the show, including one recognising the Jowett Car Club’s working on cars on its stand.
‘There were more than 180 entries into the awards, and the quality of all was exceptional,’ says Dan Nwaokolo, director of the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show. ‘I’d like to thank all the clubs for the hard work they put into the classic car movement, and congratulate everyone who was shortlisted.’