The National Car Club Awards returned to the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, celebrating the work of the clubs, both at the show and throughout the year.
A total of twelve awards were presented to the car clubs and their members on the Live Stage at Birmingham’s NEC by our own Mike Brewer.
In an awards first, the Car Club of the Year award went to three clubs – TR Register, Triumph Sports Six Club and MG Car Club for working together to create the first interclub event.
Other winners included the Gay Classic Car Group and Boston Classic Car Club for the Best Stand at show, in the large and small section respectively.
The Morris Minor Owners Club won Best Live Working on Vehicles at the Show, while the Jowett Car Club was celebrated for Best Live Demonstration on a Car Club Stand at the Show.
Best Barn Find/Unrestored Car at Show was presented to Daniel Moore’s 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Enclosed Limousine on the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Enthusiasts Stand. The Best Restored Car at Show was won by a Hillman Husky belonging to Lawrence Delaney on the Hillman Owners Club stand.
The Celebrities Choice Award, given to the car that turned their heads and stole their hearts, was won by Joe McColl’s 1967 Jaguar S-Type barn find on the Jaguar Drivers Club stand.
Classic Car Weekly’s Club Hero award, voted for by the readers, was presented to Stuart Curtis of the Classic Corvette Club UK for his impact on the club in a new committee role.
The Crash Box & Classic Car Club won the Charitable Endeavours Award for raising over £200,000 for charity from their various events. The award for Support of the Next Generation was presented to the Jensen Owners Club for its new apprenticeship scheme.
Bob Wilkinson received the Lifetime Achievement award for launching the Classic Car Loan Project. Since spearheading the Classic Car Loan Project five years ago, Bob has grown the scheme to more than 20 cars, with more on the way. The judges said Bob’s hard work and collaboration with other clubs had helped to make the scheme a success which inspired the next generation of enthusiasts.
The 2023 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, will take place from Fri 24 to Sun 26 March 2023.
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