The racing legend receives top honours – but which were the winning classic car clubs at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show?
Sir Stirling Moss has been honoured at the 2018 National Car Club Awards, held during the Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham.
Sir Stirling received the Judges Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, for his services to motorsport and also for the time and effort he has given to the classic car community. The award was accepted on Sir Stirling's behalf by close friend Peter James.
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The Lifetime Achievement award went to Drummond Black from the Jowett Car Club for 55 years of service to the club. Since joining the club in 1963, Drummond 'has maintained his enthusiasm, sense of humour and selfless contribution to this day', according to those who nominated him.
Aside from the Judges Special Recognition Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award, the 18 awards were split into three categories: Classic Car Clubs, Devoted Members and At Show winners. These were chosen from the clubs exhibiting at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery.
Classic Car Club category
National Car Club of the Year: TR Register
Club Magazine of the Year: Triumph 2000, 2500 2.5 Register
Outstanding Online Presence by a Car Club: Lotus Drivers Club
Outstanding Car Club Event (Single Venue): Joint Rover Clubs for Roverfest
Outstanding Car Club Event (Run, Rally or Tour): Club Triumph for the Ten Countries Run
Outstanding Club Initiative: National Street Rod Association
Best Car Club Contribution to Charity: Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, for raising over £100,000 at the Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival
Devoted Members category
National Car Club Young Member of the Year: Ben Hatton of the MGCC FWD Register.
Unsung Hero of the Year: Matt Ollman of the Rootes Archive Centre Trust
Ambassador of the Year: Nigel Thorley from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club.
‘At Show’ winners
Best Live Working on Vehicles at Show: Jowett Car Club
Best Live Demonstration on a Car Club Stand at Show: Porsche 924 Owners Club
Best Stand and Car Club Display, under 80sqm: Land Rover Series 2 Club
Best Stand and Car Club Display, over 80sqm: International Club for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts
Best Restored Car at Show: Chris Boffey’s 1973 Saab 96 (Saab Owners GB)
Best Car at Show: Geoff Norgrove’s 1906 Rover 8hp (the Stourbridge Pre War Car Club)
Awards Director Lee Masters said: 'Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the nominees for making it an incredible night. The car clubs have embraced these awards, with more nominations from the clubs and more deliberation from our judges every year.'
A full list of winners can be found here.