Here at Duckhams Oils, we are constantly in awe at the dedication and hard work shown by staff and volunteers within the various motor clubs that underpin the classic car community. Nowhere else is this importance so stark than at the annual National Car Club Awards, held every year on the Saturday evening of the Practical Classics Restoration Show at the NEC.
The National Car Club Awards are held in association with Tourism Ireland, supported by Classic Car Weekly and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) of which Duckhams are a trade supporter. The winners will be revealed at the Awards dinner on Saturday 24th March 2018, alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. Las year the event was presented by none other than Wheeler Dealers star Mike Brewer.
The finalists of this year’s awards have been revealed from a record number of nominations received. So many nominations that some categories such as Unsung Hero and Printed Magazine have more finalists while the award for Club Event had so many enter, it has been split into two, creating two awards – Club Event: Show or Event and Club Event: Run, Rally or Tour.
Awards Director Lee Masters said: “Once again the clubs continue to raise the bar and have made deciding the finalists a very tough job for the judges, who now have the difficult task of agreeing on the overall winners in the coming weeks. Good luck to all those selected.”
The finalists in ten award categories have been announced with a further seven awarded to clubs exhibiting at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery by the Award Judges. The finalists in the coveted Lifetime Achievement award are also yet to be revealed. The 2018 judging panel includes Danny Hopkins, editor of Practical Classics; David Simister, editor of Classic Car Weekly; David Whale from FBHVC and David Boyce from main sponsor Tourism Ireland.
2018 sees the addition of some new awards including the National Car Club ‘Young Member’ of the Year, the Best Car Club Contribution to Charity, and Best Live Demonstration on a Car Club Stand at Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery.
Duckhams Oils wishes all the car clubs shortlisted the very best of luck. Furthermore, if proof were needed that Duckhams is a team of classic car fans, that live and breathe historic vehicles then you might be interested to know that our PR manager, Wayne Scott has been shortlisted for National Car Club Ambassador of the Year for his work with the Triumph TR Register!
For a full list of the finalists, visit: www.nationalcarclubawards.com.
Don’t forget that Duckhams Oils offers a range of partnership benefits to car clubs including free delivery for all club members on receipt of a discount code printed in your club magazine, or by clicking the link in your club’s regalia shop. If the club that you are a member of does not have a relationship with us yet – why not put them in touch!