In The South

Gay Classic Car Club takes major national award

Besi Besemar March 31, 2019

The Gay Classic Car Club (GCCG) is the National Car Club of the Year.

The Gay Classic Car Club takes National Car Club of the Year award
The Gay Classic Car Club takes National Car Club of the Year award

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 hundreds of other clubs with this historic achievement coming at the end of their 30th anniversary celebrations last year and sets them 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.”

This is a great achievement not only for the club but also the LGBTQ+ communities in what is predominately a heterosexual environment.

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) 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 the following categories:

• 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)

For the shortlists and nominations, click here: