by Paul Sweeney
The finalists in the 2017 National Car Club Awards have been revealed. This year has seen the most nominations from clubs and club members to date. The overall Award winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Saturday 1st April at Birmingham’s NEC.
Lee Masters, Director of The National Car Club Awards, said: “We had 209 nominations, which is 25 more than the inaugural year and it’s fantastic to see the clubs embrace these awards. Once again, the standard of entries was extremely high with a fantastic mix of clubs of all sizes.
“Some of the categories had over 30 entries and reducing these down to a shortlist was extremely difficult, making that place on the shortlist even more valuable and an incredible achievement.”
A total of 16 awards will be presented at the ceremony, hosted by Mike Brewer alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.
Enthusiasts of BRitish Motor Vehicles is well represented
Just being nominated for these prestigious awards is quite an achievement; to be shortlisted is amazing, and of course to win would be the icing on the cake. So, keep your fingers crossed for us all with the group award - and please join me in congratulating both John and Pauline for being shortlisted in their respective categories. We wish them every success on the night and hope we will soon be congratulating them both on winning a very well-deserved award.
Finally, our best wishes go with the group representatives at the awards ceremony, Mike Peake and his wife Anita. We hope you both enjoy a great evening and please come home with a fabulous award. Win or lose, we can at the very least anticipate an amusing blog about it all from Mike's alter ego, Fat Bloke.