The Club has been shortlisted in two categories in the National Car Club Awards. The awards are held in association with Tourism Ireland, supported by Classic Car Weekly and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and aim to acknowledge the hard work of clubs across the country. They’ve been running since 2016 and this year received the highest number of nominations.
Despite the intense competition, the Club has been shortlisted in the National Car Club of the Year and Outstanding Online Presence by a Car Club categories by the judging panel which 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.. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on Saturday 24th March 2018 alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery.
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.”
Club Secretary, Eddie O’Rourke, said of the shortlisting; “The Club being shortlisted is a result of the hard work put in by all of our volunteers, including Webmaster Chris Hutton, who work to provide the best club possible for our members.” He added, “We’ve got our fingers crossed for the award but even being shortlisted is a great honour.”
Keep your fingers crossed and we’ll update you as soon as we know the results.