Pride of Ownership

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Presenting the best classic cars and motorbikes in competition

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

Celebrating classic cars and their owners, this fantastic display gathers together enthusiasts with the best stories about the rarest, most unusual and cherished vehicles.

We have seen cars found as a wreck and restored to its former glory, those that have been owned over decades from new by the same owner, some extremely rare examples and many with wonderful stories of how they hold significant sentimental value to a loved one.

The winner is chosen by you, the visitors, voted for throughout the show giving owners the opportunity to tell you their story and why you should pick their car. 

The awards presentation takes place among the competing cars on Sunday afternoon.

Entries for classic cars are now closed!

Classic Motorbike Pride of Ownership

This display features a fantastic mix of motorcycles, bikes and scooters, including rare road and racing bikes spanning 100 years.

These fantastic example of owners devotion and care are then judged by our expert panel and awarded during a ceremony on the Live Stage on Sunday afternoon.

Interested in submitting your classic bike for consideration? Submit your application today! 

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Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Finalists

Previous Winners

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

2020 (Online) – 1973 Porsche 914 owned by Paul Hibbert

2019  – 1961 Morris Minor Million owned by Ted Brookes

2018 – 1969 Ford Cortina Savage Mk2 owned by Rob Sargent

2017 – 1983 VW Golf GTi Mk1 owned by Simon McNamara

2016 – 1989 Austin Metro City owned by James Cribb

2015 - 1926 Packard 420 owned by Steve Mills

The competition also runs at our sister show the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show. For more information visit the website.

Classic Motorbike Pride of Ownership

2019 – Ariel Square Four bike and sidecar owned by Mark Taylor

2018 - 1950 Norton Jowa owned by Len Francis

2017 - 1922 JD Harley Davidson owned by Steve Taylor

2016 - 1959 Triumph Bonneville owned by Alan Stopford

2014 – 1984 Honda MBX 125F owned by Vernon Laud

2013 - 1925 Levis T3 PX2120 owned by Russ Montgomery

Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager of Lancaster Insurance, sponsors of the Pride of Ownership, said: “This competition is an integral part of the show and a real highlight of the weekend for many visitors. There have been some outstanding winners and participants over the years and we know there’s still some real gems out there waiting for their time to shine."

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Voting for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

Visitors can vote for their favourite car having had chance to not only inspect the cars at close proximity but also chat to the owners and hear their stories.

While the owners can engage and campaign with other entrants and visitors, any form of intimidation, cheating, derogatory remarks or bad mouthing is not tolerated and those involved will be disqualified and asked to leave.

Votes must be completed at the event within the competition display area. Votes will be counted and verified by Clarion Events Ltd and the organiser's decision is final.

The car with the most visitor votes wins with trophies awarded for first, second and third place. The first place winner will be invited to display their car at the next edition of the Classic Motor Show.

Judging for the Motorbike Pride of Ownership

The judging panel will select an overall winner and two runners up in the motorbike competition after inspecting the bikes carefully and reflecting on the journey the owners have taken with their vehicles.

Each winner will receive a trophy and the bragging rights to call themselves the "best bike in show". These will be presented on Sunday at a ceremony on the main stage.

Entering the Competitions

How to Enter

Vehicles manufactured before 31 December 2000 were invited to enter into the Pride of Ownership competitions for consideration. 

Entries are now closed and the twenty finalists have been selected.

The full Terms & Conditions are available on our T&Cs page.

Competition Rules 

Unlike other competitions, this is not a concours event. Whilst the standard of the car is still paramount, it’s the story the owner and the car have shared that will be taken into consideration when deciding who makes it onto the final centrepiece display. Modified and replica cars will be considered alongside their original counterparts.

A vehicle can only be entered once in a three-year period for the physical competition. Any online versions are open to previous entrants and finalists. An owner can enter one vehicle per year but it must be a different one each year.

Clarion Events will not contribute to any transportation or accommodation costs for entrants.

The competition is presented in the spirit of like-minded enthusiasts coming together to celebrate their vehicles. Entrants are asked to keep this in mind when submitting their application.

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