Don’t forget to enter your club for this year’s C&SC Club Awards. The deadline – the absolute final cut-off for entries – has been extended until 18 October, so there’s still time to enter.
The hotly contested annual accolades, brought to you by C&SC in association with Lancaster Insurance, are a highlight of the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham from 11-13 November and entries are flooding in from all corners of the UK’s thriving classic car club scene.
The De Dion Bouton Club and the 289 Register (for various AC replicas) are a couple of the more diverse outfits competing in the category of Club of the Year, along with some big players such as the Jaguar Enthuasiasts’ Club, with its array of technical assistance, racing and charity fundraising activities.
Also pulling in the entries is the trophy for Club Magazine of the Year, with the period artwork of the Austin Counties Car Club’s County Counsel (below) vying with the Vanden Plas Owners’ Club’s Carriagecraft while the recently redesigned Consortium News – the bi-monthly voice of the 90-member Lancia Montecarlo Consortium – is in the running for Most Improved Magazine.
Other contenders include the Wolseley Register’s Wolseley World, with the club also putting forward a nomination for the Club Personality of the Year.
The awards aren’t just about magazines and people, they also recognise club members’ efforts to get out there and enjoy their cars to the full with the Cambridge-Oxford Owners’ Club’s 1500-mile Scottish Tour and several other great club events already in the running.
And there’s plenty of competition in the online space with Thelotusforums.com an early front-runner for the title of Best Club Website.
Nominations can be made for the following categories:
• Club Personality of the Year (the person who has done the most for a model, marque or club over the past 12 months)
• Club of the Year
• Best Club Run/Rally
• Best Club Show/Event
• Club Magazine of the Year
• Most Improved Club Magazine
• Best Club Website
Plus, if your club has a stand at the Classic Motor Show, it will automatically be eligible for one (or more) of the following awards, to be decided at the Classic Motor Show:
• Best Club Stand (three awards, depending on stand size)
• Best Themed Club Stand
• Most Interesting Selection of Cars
• Car of the Show
• C&SC Special Award (for the car that captures the judges’ hearts)
Entries must be sent or emailed – with a confirmation from the club secretary and recent copies of club publications for the magazine categories – for the attention of David Evans at C&SC (email@example.com).
The lead image shows members of the Maserati Club receiving the award for Best Club Stand 2010 from Lisa Joy, Director of Lancaster Insurance.
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