Caravan Design Awards 2024 and Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards 2024
Caravan and Motorhome Club Caravan Design Awards 2024 & Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards 2024
The results of the 29th Caravan Design Awards and the 20th Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards were announced at the NEC on Wednesday 18 October 2023. The awards were presented by Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain OBE, and Club Director General, Nick Lomas.
Judging took place during the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in October and via desktop assessment prior to viewing the vehicles. 52 vehicles were submitted for the Caravan Design Awards and 35 for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards. These awards provide the best quality, and quantity, of information to members and buyers.
Before going to the NEC, the expert panel collectively spent over one thousand hours going through an immense amount of data from websites, brochures, handbooks and entry forms to complete in-depth evaluations via desktop - the judges then went to the NEC to physically view the vehicles to complete this comprehensive judging process.
Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “This invaluable source of information will provide people with the information they will need to help with their next caravan or lightweight leisure trailer purchase. We hope it will inspire many people to look at leisure vehicle holidays as an option to explore, have adventures and great holidays. The Club would like to thank the manufacturers
for their continued support of our competitions. Our sincere congratulations go to all the winners.”
The purpose of the Awards is to provide guidance for Club members who are looking to change their current caravan or trailer tent and to provide advice for those looking to begin this leisure pursuit. The Club’s Award results are always eagerly anticipated for this very reason. The Caravan Design and Lightweight Leisure Awards offer fair, independent and objective assessments of the vehicles submitted for scrutiny.
The panel of independent Judges for the Caravan Design Awards follow rigorous scoring checklists. Judges assess everything from sitting comfort, standing headroom, kitchen design, storage, switches, wiring, security, repair and warranty arrangements to general safety.
Similarly, Judges for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards assess everything from weights and measures to Thermal Insulation Grade and recommended tyre pressures. Further scrutiny awarded merit for build quality, setting up on site, together with sleeping and living accommodation.
Judges for Caravan Design Awards
• Cameron Burns – Journalist
• Dan Cartwright – Journalist
• Sammy Faircloth – Journalist
• Justine Higgins – Journalist
• Jane Rigby – Events Committee, Caravan and Motorhome Club
• Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, Caravan and Motorhome Club
Judges for Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards
• Justin Addis – Caravan and Motorhome Club
• Barrie Livesey – Caravan and Motorhome Club
• Eileen Randall – Technical Advisor, Caravan and Motorhome Club
• Dave Rickard – Caravan and Motorhome Club
For more details about the Caravan and Motorhome Club visit www.camc.com
Notes to Editor
About the Caravan and Motorhome Club
Championing and helping its members get more from the great outdoors, whether glamping or touring, the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of over 1.1 million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent owners across the UK. With over 116 years of knowledge and expertise, the Club has a wealth of experience and prides itself on offering great value and high quality campsites for tourers and glampers.
Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £59 per year and provides members with access to over 2,700 quality campsites across the UK and Europe. As the UK’s No. 1 rated touring club* it makes sure members get the most from their membership, saving them money with great value offers whether touring or at home.
The Club also offers a range of escorted European tours which are protected by ABTA. Plus escorted and independent tours in Australasia, North America and Southern Africa which are also fully protected, either by ABTA or ATOL when a flight is included. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.
For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit www.camc.com or call 01342 318 813.
About Experience Freedom
Experience Freedom from the Caravan and Motorhome Club provides glamping accommodation in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Experience Freedom offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping, all of which are available to non-members. Caravan and Motorhome Club members receive a 10% discount on glamping and up to 10% off motorhome hire plus a free Club bundle worth over £50.
Experience Freedom is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, a membership organisation with a wealth of experience in operating high quality campsites. To find out more, visit www.experiencefreedom.co.uk