The GCCG won 'Best Virtual Club Event' at the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards 2020 for our 'Fix-It Weekend'.
Mark Wells, our Yorkshire Area Organiser was also Highly Commended as part of the 'Lockdown Award'.
In 2019 we won two major awards
To add to our award of ‘National Car Club of the Year’ the GCCG was been named ‘Club of the Year 2019’ at the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards, in association with Lancaster Insurance, that took place on 9th November as part of the NEC Classic Motor Show.
Full details can be found at: www.classicandsportscar.com/news/gay-classic-car-group-scoops-top-prize-csc-club-awards
In March 2019 we won National Car Club of the Year.
The prestigious National Car Club of the Year is presented in association with Tourism Ireland, supported by Classic Car Weekly and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
The National Car Club Awards celebrate, recognise and honour the achievements of the nation’s car clubs, the enthusiastic people who run them and the remarkable cars they preserve and cherish.
The GCCG had stiff competition from: BMW Car Club GB, GT40 Enthusiasts Club, Maestro & Montego Owners Club, National Street Rod Association, and the The Rover Sports Register.
This historic achievement comes at the end of the 30thanniversary celebrations last year and sets us on course for another historic year. GCCG Chairman Brian Palmer said, “This accolade follows the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Gay Classic Car Group. So we are especially delighted that our club has been recognised by such a prestigious award.”
Club representatives Alan Webb Moore (also shortlisted for club ambassador award), Mark Wells (who tirelessly spent many late nights filling the required forms for nominations), his partner Malcolm and other GCCG members attended the awards ceremony during the NEC Classic Restoration Show. The GCCG also got an honorary mention for live action on their stand.
The GCCG made the shortlist in:
- Unsung Hero (Simon Legge)
- Club Ambassador of the Year (Alan Webb-Moore)
- Outstanding Car Club Run, Rally or Tour (Eurotour 2018)
- Outstanding online presence
- Outstanding club magazine: (Big End Journal)
The National Car Club Awards winners press release can be found here: https://www.necrestorationshow.com/article/winners-celebrated-national-car-club-awards-association-tourism-ireland
GCCG Press Officer Darren Mitcham talks to Matt Hill of Radio Moorland about the award.