The nominations for the 2019 National Car Club Award are now open, with clubs invited to put their organisation and hard-working individuals forward for a prestigious accolade.

Founded in 2016, the awards celebrate the UK’s classic car clubs and the people behind them. Nominations can be made for 11 of the 18 awards, with the remaining seven trophies awarded to clubs exhibiting at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC on March 22-24. All the winners will be revealed at a glittering Awards Dinner on the Saturday once the show closes for the day.

Award categories available for nominations include the National Car Club ‘Young Member’ of the Year, the Best Car Club Contribution to Charity, Outstanding Club Initiative to encourage the Next Generation, Unsung Hero and Ambassador of the Year. Of course, there’s also the big one as organisations compete to be named the 2019 National Car Club of the Year.

Meanwhile, the categories awarded at the show will include Best Live Demonstration and Best Live Working, Best Restored Car, Best Club Stand (two awards dependent on stand size) and Best Car in Show. The 2019 judging panel includes David Boyce from main sponsor Tourism Ireland and David Whale from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC).

Panel Chairman Lee Masters, of organisers Clarion Events, said: “In just three years, the National Car Club Awards have grown into a highlight of the classic car calendar, celebrating the achievements of classic car devotees who go above and beyond to put their club and chosen marques in the spotlight.”

The nomination process is open until Wednesday January 23 2019, with the shortlist of nominees being announced shortly thereafter. Shortlisted clubs will be offered two complimentary guest invitations to attend the Awards Dinner and Presentation, with tickets for other clubs and individuals on sale early January 2019. For more information on the award categories and to nominate, visit