The Caravan Club Motor Caravan Design Awards 2016
The results of the seventeenth Caravan Club Motor Caravan Design Awards were announced on Friday 26 February 2016.
Judging took place during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC in February. 122 vehicles were submitted for the Motor Caravan Design Awards – a record number of entries.
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 appraised 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 motor caravan 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 Club, who announced the results commented, “Our thanks to the manufacturers for their continued support of this competition. We had an astounding number of vehicles to evaluate, a record 122 entries. Against such an esteemed field of leisure vehicles, the winners should be justly proud of their success.”
Photos of the event are available from The Club's press team (contact details below).
Judges for Motor Caravan Design Awards
Lee Davey – journalist
Andrew Ditton – journalist
Martin Dorey – journalist and presenter
David Jones – Caravan Club Events Committee member
Jonathan Lloyd – journalist
Gary Martin – Editor, Caravan Club Magazine
Alison Owen – journalist
Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, The Caravan Club
Mark Sutcliffe – journalist
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