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Nominations are now being taken for the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards 2018. After another fantastic season of events, this is our chance to reward the efforts of you, the owners and enthusiasts who are the heart and soul of the UK’S classic car community, for your efforts over the past 12 months.
For the eighth successive year, C&SC’S Club Awards is supported by Lancaster Insurance. “From putting on great events to engaging with potential and current enthusiasts, clubs and their members are integral to keeping the classic car movement alive and building an industry that will last for generations,” says Andrew Evanson, Senior operations manager at Lancaster Insurance. “These awards celebrate and highlight the passion, diversity and enthusiasm we have, and we’re thrilled to once again be supporting them.”
Our roster of 2018 winners will be revealed after the first day of The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham on Friday 9 November, and we look forward to celebrating the best of the British classic car scene.
Because this year’s NEC show (9-11 November) will host the world’s biggest-ever gathering of classic car clubs, there’s no better location for our ceremony. The event is taking over an extra hall, meaning the show now covers an astounding one million square feet and will be welcoming around 300 classic car, ’bike and vehicle clubs.
And now we need you to get involved: our award categories are listed on the right, so get thinking and get voting. To nominate, visit www.classicandsportscar.com/ clubawards and fill in the form, uploading any supporting imagery where possible.
Among 2017’s winners were the TR Register (Best Club Website), the TVR Car Club (Club of the Year), the Vanden Plas Owners’ Club (Best Medium Club Stand) and The Frisky Register (above, Best Small Club Stand).
This is your chance to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes and many achievements of the UK’S classic car family. The awards are nothing without you, so don’t forget to have your say!
The Monterey Peninsula witnessed possibly the greatest moving motor show in the world on 23 August, as a dazzling array of Pebble Beach entrants were put through their paces ahead of the main event. The lion’s share of 200 concours participants set off from Pebble Beach at 9am, travelling inland towards Tehama Golf Club and looping back on the Carmel Valley Road, before a scenic run along Highway 1 to Big Sur. The tour finished on Carmel’s Ocean Avenue, where huge crowds could take a closer look at the exotic machines.
Striking diversity marked this year’s tour, with everything from pre-war pioneers – such as Gary and Sheryl Hunter’s 108-year-old Pope-hartford Model T 5 Passenger Touring – to coachbuilt post-war beauties taking to the challenging route, including Thierry Dehaeck’s stunning 1972 Citroën SM Chapron Mylord Cabriolet. It was joined by a 1966 DS21 Cabriolet d’usine, ’66 DS21 Chapron Le Léman Coupé and a ’59 DS19 Berline d’usine, all belonging to French-car fanatics Jeffrey and Frances Fisher.
The Tour is in no way a race, but the early pace was set by the spectacular 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder of Tom and Gwen Price, followed by a flock of Oscas and the 1953 Siata 300BC Bertone Barchetta of Jürgen Maes.
A handful of 48 Sedans from honoured marque Tucker came out of hiding to tackle the drive, but the steep climbs and sharp descents took their toll on the group, with one failing to clear 17-Mile Drive and another rolling to a stop later, wreathed in the smell of hot engine. Mary and Ted Stahl, Charles Goodman and Eric Breslow’s cars all made the finish.
Several vehicles from the Motor Cars of the Raj class completed the journey, headed by the imperious ’35 Bentley 3½-litre Antem Drophead Coupé of Jagdish Thackersey. But the machine that really got spectators talking was the Patterson Collection’s ’37 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann Cabriolet, which seemed to glide along the route. Further Monterey Car Week news next month – and see more at
The Lancia Motor Club was a 2017 winner
Jagdish Thackersey’s beautiful 1935 Bentley 31/2-litre Antem Drophead Coupé en route
The Tour d’elegance had 200 participants
Tucker 48 trundles across the Bixby Bridge
Fabulous ’37 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann
Striking Citroën DS21 Cabriolet d’usine