It has been another cracking year for classic anniversaries – celebrated in brilliant fashion by clubs across Europe – and there’s still time for you to enter the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards. The gongs are our opportunity to recognise all of your hard work over the past 12 months.
The 1100 Club won Best Small Stand for its Fawlty Towers-inspired display
The awards are once again supported by Lancaster Insurance, as the company’s operations director Richard Morley explained: “These awards are an incredible way to celebrate the great work that clubs undertake to support the industry, something that we’re passionate about being involved with and committed to, having sponsored the awards for six years.”
Derek Chapman’s exactingly restored Jensen P66 prototype was last year’s Car of Show
We need your nominations for the categories judged before the event (see below), while a selection of awards will be decided at the NEC. The ceremony takes place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel – just a short walk from the exhibition halls – this year at the end of the first day of the 11-13 November event.
Best Medium Stand went to the Renault Classic Car Club, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the R16 with a selection of models spanning 1965 to a ’79 TX
Only one entry will be accepted per club for each award, and entries should be accompanied by a letter from a senior officer confirming them as the club’s submissions. Please send them, with photos and explanations to the address below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid Evans, chief sub-editor, Classic & Sports Car, Haymarket Consumer Media, Bridge House, 69 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3SP
• Club Personality of the Year (the person who has done the most for a model, marque or club over the past 12 months)• Best Contribution to Charity• Best Contribution by a Youngster• Club of the Year• Lancaster Insurance Club Initiative of the Year• Best Club Run/Rally• Best Club Show/Event• Most Improved Club Magazine• Club Magazine of the Year• Best Club Website (and/or including use of social media)
PLUS, TO BE DECIDED AT THE SHOW
• Best Club Stand (three awards, depending on stand size)• Best Themed Club Stand• Most Interesting Selection of Cars • Special Award (the car that captures the judges’ hearts)• Car of Show
Best Themed Stand – to tie in with She’s a Beauty – was the Swallow Doretti Register’s beach scene, which included photos of ’50s models who had all done shoots with the cars