We are honored to have been nominated for Club of the Year in the International Historic Motoring Awards. Though Fuelfed didn’t make the 2013 short list, we appreciate the nomination non the less. We were nominated on three accounts: for unique marque diversity, the promotion of historic motoring and rapid growth in membership (259 joined in 2013 alone).
The importance of historic car clubs and motoring associations cannot be overstated. Groups of enthusiasts banding together have ensured the survival of certain marques or models, raised the public profile of and participation in historic motoring, lobbied governments to keep legislation ‘classic friendly’ and, through events and other activities done so much to spread the word and to share the enjoyment of historic cars to the general public at large.
The 2013 IHMA Club of the Year will be the one which the judges feel has done the most in the 12 months up to September 30th 2013 to further the cause for its membership or for the international historic motoring movement in general. For example, it might have held a series of exceptionally good events, grown its membership dramatically, or used its members and their cars to raise a significant amount for charity.