15 January, 2016


FJ Sponsor National Car Club Award

Footman James has announced it will be sponsoring the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award, as part of The National Car Club Awards 2016, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.

The National Car Club Awards 2016 will run alongside the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show which will attract visitors and exhibitors from all over the UK. The new awards ceremony will give enthusiasts, classic car club members and Classic Car Weekly readers the opportunity to make nominations in 16 categories of all things they love regarding their pride and joy.

All entrants will be nominated via a public vote with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony. Two members from every shortlisted nomination will be invited to attend as guests of the National Car Club Awards.

With awards ranging from National Car of the Year, Outstanding Support of the Next Generation and Best Car Show, many clubs, shows and enthusiast will receive their well deserved recognition.

David Bond, Footman James’ Managing Director said: “We are proud to be associated with this new prestigious awards ceremony sponsoring the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award in the Club Devotee category. We work closely with classic car clubs so it is a delight to recognise the hard work and commitment they put into their passion.

“We are of course well placed to be sponsors for the show as one of the leading classic car insurance brokers and will use the event to further encourage the huge enthusiasm and diversity of the UK classic car scene.”

How to vote for your favourites:

Nominations are now welcome via an online form, with a deadline on Monday 25th January 2016. Intensive judging by FBHVC chairman David Whale, Classic Car Weekly editor Keith Adams, Practical Classics editor Danny Hopkins and event director Dan Nwaokolo will reveal the shortlist on 1 February 2016. The awards shortlist will be announced on Friday 5th February 2016.

Award Categories:

Car Club Categories

National car club of the year
Outstanding club magazine of the year (printed)
Outstanding use of social media
Outstanding website of the year
Outstanding car club event (including run or rally)
Outstanding new member interaction
Outstanding support of next generation


Best live working on cars at show
Best stand at show (under 50SQM)
Best stand at show (over 50SQM)
Best restored car
Best car in show


National car club unsung hero
National car club ambassador of the year
Tourism Ireland lifetime achievement
National car club winners awards (best of the best)