Whilst we don't think of ourselves as a prize oriented show, we do like to give a bit of a reward to those that catch our eye. All cars in the Club area and the Retro Parking area are eligible for the awards we give out. We have awards in the following categories:
This year Link ECU will be giving prizes for the best NA and best Turbo cars this includes £250 worth of Link ECU products, which is pretty amazing.
CAR OF THE YEAR - Put simply this is the car that most stands out for us on the show field, something that jumps out at us. Judging (if it can be called that) is done in a group and generally the car of the year is something we all agree on.
COOL - Sometimes you see a car and think "that is very cool", maybe it isn't the most involved build, or maybe it is. Maybe it is very subtle and doesn't scream at you, or maybe it does (although I suspect that cool rarely screams about it). Just a COOL award for a cool car.
RACE - Race influence is everywhere in our scene, but some where it more readily than others. This is an award for those cars that wear that influence 100%, whether they are full house race cars, or just look like one.
TRUCK - Technically it should be Van and Truck, but that messes up our naming style. Got a pick up? Mini truck? Boogie van? Cool camper? This one is for you.
ENGINE - This is for those that have done the wild swaps, or the cleaned engine bays, or the really well presented under bonnet power supply. We're looking for well execute engine work here.
DIFFERENT - Dare to be DIFFERENT. Unusual base model for modifications, or a very different route to the norm with a popular car, or a straight up unusual style that works well. We want the idea and the execution to be great.
Hong Kong Phooey - An award dedicated to the memory of our friend Simon Baldwin. For well produced, tastefully modified Japanese machinery, the kind he would have built and inspired others to build.
The Low Set - Our friends at The Low Set like to give out a prize to their favourite car of the year, usually something low, some times hard slammed, some times on air ride, some times something extreme, some times something subtle. So that should clear up what that award is about then :)