One of the aspects of the AXA National Classic Car Show that attracts huge interest is the awards for Club Stands. At the first Show in 2013 the inaugural Club Stand of the Show Award  was won by the very imaginative stand of the Connaught Pre-war Enthusiats Club while at the second Show in 2014 the award went to the Celtic Old Vehicle Owners Club for their brilliant evocation of a pre-war Irish country garage. In both cases, the awards were a tribute to the imagination and hard work of these two clubs in the face of intense competition from other clubs present at the Show.

The 2016 Show will no doubt feature an equally strong competition amongst the Clubs for this coveted award and we’ve already heard of several clubs well advanced in planning  their stand for 2016. In addition there are awards for Club Car of the Show (confined to cars on the Club stands) and Car of the Show that also includes cars on the Feature stands. In addition for 2016 we’re adding a series of ‘Highly Commended’ Awards to recognise more of the superb cars that will be displayed at the Show.

Another change for the 2016 Show will be the Awards timetable: as before the judges will make their choices early on Saturday morning when the Show opens and the ‘Highly Commended’ Awards will be handed out shortly afterwards while the three major awards, Club Car of the Show, Club Stand of the Show and Car of the Show will be announced from the stage at 4.00 pm on Saturday afternoon.

These awards promise to be more closely contested that ever and serve to recognise the very best of cars in Ireland, and has past experience has shown, the award winners are at least the equal of the best at any Show world-wide.

If you wish to enquire about trade stand space, please contact Ruth Lemass at +353 (0)1 4055550 or +353 (0)87 2497716 or by email


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