13 February 2014

‘Unsung Hero’ award will honour the classic car industry’s quiet achievers at Club Expo 2014

We’re pleased to announce that we will bestow an ‘Unsung Hero’ award upon one of the classic car industry’s most deserving members at Club Expo 2014.

The initiative to honour one of the many quiet achievers in the classic car industry comes as we announces its inaugural sponsorship of the Club Expo event, held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon on 1 March 2014.

The ‘Unsung Hero’ award will be presented at the annual Club Expo event each year and will be awarded to the party(ies) who best demonstrate their outstanding commitments to help their club and community. The winner will be awarded the new trophy as well as a £500 donation to their club. 

The winning entry will be judged by an experienced panel including the Chairman of the FBHVC David Whale, representatives from Hagerty, the Heritage Motor Club and is headed by Dave Richards, editor of Britain's biggest selling classic title, Classic Car Weekly.

The annual sponsorship and the award reinforce our commitment to the classic car industry and highlight our desire to support the hobby at every level of participation. Over the past 12 months we have committed considerable resources toward supporting classic car and bike clubs through similar sponsorships, pledging funds and offering discounts for their members. 

Angus Forsyth, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said: “The clubs and their members are the true lifeblood of the UK’s classic car community.  We are passionate enthusiasts and long-term club members ourselves and we constantly marvel at the level of commitment shown by the industry’s participants.

“The unsung hero award aims to recognise the enormous contributions of all members across the country and honour the work of one of the industry’s enthusiasts who until now hasn’t received the public recognition they richly deserve. 

“It gives everyone at Hagerty an enormous amount of pleasure to be involved with the Club Expo and acknowledge the efforts our industries true unsung heroes.”

On the association and the award, Dave Richards said, "clubs are the foundation of the classic car movement, providing a stable base for enthusiasts to share the passion for their favourite cars".

Nominations for the award should be sent to Hagerty at jcesar@hagerty.com by no later than 20 February 2014.

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