The Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2017
The awards coincide with the week when it was announced that The Caravan Club had changed to become the Caravan and Motorhome Club, to reflect the changing leisure vehicle requirements of Club members.
Judging took place during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC in February. 87 vehicles were submitted for the Motorhome Design Awards.
The aim of the competition is to provide the best quality, and quantity, of information to members and buyers.
Vehicles were assessed by an independent panel of judges who considered criteria including electrics and safety, comfort, kitchen/washrooms, air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, technical aspects and stowage. Although the judges did not drive the vehicles, the scoring of the vehicles still evaluated driving elements such as seating positions, handbrake positions, visibility, safety whilst travelling in habitation area, front seat comfort and driver ergonomics.
There were 23 entries in the Dealer Special categories. The definition of a ‘dealer special’ is that the motorhome must be badged and named differently to the manufacturer’s model. These models are only available to purchase new through the dealer, or network of dealers, and are not available from the manufacturer direct.
Grenville Chamberlain, Chairman of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, who announced the results commented, “The Caravan and Motorhome Club extends its thanks to the manufacturers who support this competition.87 vehicles were evaluated during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show by our panel of independent judges. Huge congratulations to all the worthy winners."
Judges for the 2017 Motorhome Design Awards
Andrew Ditton – journalist
Martin Dorey – journalist and presenter
Kate Jones – journalist
Margaret Jones – volunteer
David Jones – Events sub-Committee member
Alison Owen – journalist
Eileen Randall – Technical Advisor, the Caravan and Motorhome Club
Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, the Caravan and Motorhome Club
Mark Sutcliffe – journalist
Nikki Nichol, External Communications and Sponsorship Manager
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