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The finalists of the 2018 National Car Club Awards have been revealed with a record number of nominations having been received for the popular awards celebrating the UK's classic car clubs, which are the heart and soul of the classic motoring community.

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.

TR Register are shortlisted in no less than three categories, having scooped awards for Best Website, Use of Social Media and Best Printed Magazine for TR Action in previous years

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). The winners will be revealed at the 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."

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.

Finalists are invited to attend the Awards Dinner and Presentation on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham's NEC. Tickets for other clubs and individuals are on sale at www.nationalcarclubawards.com.

National Car Club Award Finalists

National Car Club of the Year

Sponsored by Lancaster Insurance

SHORTLIST

Enthusiasts of British Motors build before 1985

Gay Classic Car Group

Lotus Drivers Club

MG Car Club

Morris Register

National Street Rod Association

Skoda Owners' Club GB

TR Register

Volvo Owners Club

Outstanding Club Magazine of the Year (printed)

SHORTLIST

BMW Car Club GB – for Straight Six

Gay Classic Car Club – for Big End

Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club – for Jaguar Enthusiast

Jensen Owners' Club – for Jensen

MG Car Club – for SafetyFast!

Midget and Sprite Club – for MASCOT

Mini Cooper Register – for CooperWorld

National Street Rod Association – for Street Gasser

The Porsche 924 Owners Club – for TwoFour

The Series 2 Club – for Built 2 Last

Triumph 2000 2500 2.5 Register – for SIXappeal

Volvo Owners Club – for Volvo Driver

Outstanding Online Presence by a Car Club (including social media, website and other online presence)

SHORTLIST

BMW Car Club GB

Enthusiasts of British Motors build before 1985

Lotus Drivers Club

Maestro & Montego Owners Club

MK1 Golf Owners Club

National Street Rod Association

Opel Manta Owners Club

Skoda Owners' Club GB

The 1100 Club

Outstanding Car Club Event (single venue event, show)

Sponsored by Classic Car Weekly

SHORTLIST

BMW Car Club GB – for BMW Car Club National Festival 2017

Jaguar Enthusiasts Club – for The Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival

MG Car Club – for MGLive!

National Street Rod Association – for 27th NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals & 21st ESRA European Street Rod Nationals

Rover Sports Register – for Roverfest

TR Register – for TR Register drivers parade at the British Grand Prix

Volvotuning – for Volvo 90 …The VT Revolution celebrating 90 years of great Volvo cars

Outstanding Car Club Event (run, rally or tour)

SHORTLIST

Bright Yellow Car Group – for Bright Yellow Car Convoy to Bilbury

Club Triumph – for 10CR (Ten Countries Run)

Jensen Owners Club – for Saxony Tour

Marcos Owners Club - for British Classic Welcome Le Mans France

Midget & Sprite Club UK & Spridget Club Switzerland – for Alpine Miglia Tour

Outstanding Club Initiative to encourage the Next Generation

Sponsored by FBHVC

SHORTLIST

Morris Minor Owners Club

Morris Register

National Street Rod Association

Best Car Club Contribution to Charity – NEW AWARD

Sponsored by Carole Nash

SHORTLIST

Crash Box & Classic Car Club

Jaguar Enthusiasts Club

Rover 200 and 400 Owners Club

Sporting Bears Motor Club

Triumph Classic Owners Club

West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club

Wolseley Register

National Car Club Ambassador of the Year

Sponsored by Meguiar's

SHORTLIST

Sean Fleetwood - Scirocco Register

Peter Lee - Transit Van Club

Kevin Price - Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Wayne Scott - TR Register

Nigel Thorley - Jaguar Enthusiasts Club

National Car Club 'Young Member' of the Year – NEW AWARD

Sponsored by Lancaster Insurance

SHORTLIST

Benjamin Crosby - Racing-Puma.co.uk

Ben Hatton - MG FWD Register

Gemma Weeks - The Imp Club

Neal Welch - Austin A30/A35

Still to be announced

National Car Club Lifetime Achievement Award

'At Show Awards' – Cherished Car categories and Classic Car Club Display awards – judged at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery

Best Car at Show, sponsored by Classic Car Auctions

Best Stand and Car Club Display (under 80 square metres)

Best Stand and Car Club Display (over 80 square metres)

Best Live Working on Vehicles at Show

Best Live Demonstration on a Car Club stand at Show – NEW AWARD

Best Restored Car at Show, sponsored by Practical Classics

Judges Special Recognition Award – this will be presented on the night to a worthy winner.

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