January 23, 2019

Britain’s Best 30 Classic Car Clubs Announced

Britain's Best Classic Car Club

The hunt for Britain’s Best Classic Car Club continues with Footman James and Practical Classics. Thank you to everyone who has nominated their favourite local classic car club; but now the time has come, the nominations have been counted and we are happy to reveal your top 30!

More than 150 individual regional and local classic car clubs and branches have been battling it out, but in the end, only 30 were able to make it through to the next round and, with your help, only 10 will make the final.


(alphabetical order) 

  1.  Boston Classic Car Club (Lincs)
  2.  Classic Rover Club (Northern Ireland)
  3.  Coleshill Auto Breakfast Meet (West Mids)
  4.  Doncaster Traditional Car Club (South Yorkshire)
  5.  East Coast Retros (East Anglia)
  6.  Glossop Vehicle Club (North Derbyshire)
  7.  Great North Road Vintage and Classic Vehicles (Lincs)
  8.  H Town Classic & Dub Club (Herts)
  9.  Highland Classic Motor Club (Scotland)
  10.  Ipswich & Suffolk Mini Club
  11.  Locks Heath Classic Car Club (Hampshire)
  12.  M6 J16 Motoring Club (Cheshire)
  13.  MG Owners Club (East Surrey branch)
  14.  Morris Minor Owners Club (Bridlington & Wolds)
  15.  Morris Minor Owners Club (North Lincs branch)
  16.  Morris Minor Owners Club (South Cheshire branch)
  17.  North West Casual Classics (NW England)
  18.  North West Kit Car Owners Group (NW England)
  19.  Norwich Classic Vehicle Owners Club
  20.  Pembrokeshire Classic Car Club
  21.  Scotch Piper Classics (NW England)
  22.  Storrington Classic & Sportscar Enthusiasts (Sussex)
  23.  Silverstone Social Classic Car Club (Northants)
  24.  South Wales Classic Car Club
  25.  Torbay Old Wheels Club (Devon)
  26.  TR Register (London branch)
  27.  TVR Owners Club (Hampshire branch)
  28.  Wiltshire V-Dub Club
  29.  Wirral Classic Car Club (NW England)
  30.  Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club


Now your top 30 have been announced, it is now time to get voting for your top 10.

Once your top 10 finalists have been announced, Footman James and Practical Classics magazine will then embark on another Britain’ Best tour across the UK visiting each finalist from June 24 – July 5, 2019. Better yet, you can be part of all the action as you can join Footman James and Practical Classics for the road-trip of the year. Just keep your eyes open on Footman James’ website and social media channels for further announcements.

Danny Hopkins, Practical Classics magazine editor,commented, ‘This really will be the biggest pop-up classic car show ever, likely to take us to every corner of the country! You’ve told us why you love your local clubs. Now it’s time to make sure you’re in the top 10 and on our route around Britain’.

That’s not all, Footman James’ very own VW T25, also known as Digit, will also be joining the fun and hitting the road offering freebies and goodies to classic car owners who join them on route.

David Bond, Director at Footman James added, ‘It’s always a surprise to see where our Britain’s Best campaigns take us. For the past couple of years, we have visited the length and breadth of the UK, from the Kelpies in Scotland for Britain’s Best Classic Destination, all the way to the Railway Carriage Café in Lopenhead for our Britain’s Best Classic Café tour... it really is an adventure. We now can’t wait to see who will be crowned Britain’s Best Classic Car Club 2019 and where the tour will take us this year.’

I'm surprised not to see our club in the list. Established in the early 80's, the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club (EYTCC) - has over 1,000 members, and is probably one of the most active in the UK, with over 40 events per year - some which have participants travelling from afar - even over-seas!

EYTCC, 07/11/2023