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Results of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2019

The results of the twentieth Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards – this year sponsored by Avtex, Sat Navs that are exclusively endorsed by the Club and specifically for use with caravans and motorhomes – were announced at the NEC on Friday 22 February 2018.

Judging took place during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC in February. 99 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 assessed 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 19 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, “This competition goes from strength to strength and continues to provide an invaluable source of data for consumers looking to purchase a motorhome or campervan. Ninety-nine 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 Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2019

  • Andrew Ditton – journalist
  • Martin Dorey – journalist and presenter
  • Sammy Fairclough – journalist
  • David Jones – Events Committee member
  • Margaret Jones – volunteer
  • Gary Martin – Editor Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine
  • Alison Owen – journalist
  • Peter Rosenthal – Campervan Magazine
  • Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, Caravan and Motorhome Club

Winning entrants

Wellhouse Leisure Citroen Martello Micro Motorhome
Wellhouse Leisure Citroen Martello

Micro motorhomes winners

  • Winner Wellhouse Leisure Citroën Martello
  • 2nd Lunar Campers Toyota Proace Lerina
  • 3rd Hillside Leisure Dalbury S Tekna

Hillside Leisure Birchover Classic
Hillside Leisure Birchover Classic

Campervan under £45k winners

  • Winner Hillside Leisure Birchover Classic
  • 2nd Wellhouse Leisure Hyundai i-Camperd Volksleisure Zermatt
  • 3rd Volksleisure Zermatt

Volkswagen California Ocean 2 Campervan
Volkswagen California Ocean 2 Campervan

Campervan over £45k winners

  • Winner Volkswagen California Ocean 2.0-TDI 199 PS DSG
  • 2nd Wellhouse Leisure Ford Trento
  • 3rd Rolling Homes Volkswagen Transporter Columbus

Globecar Globescout PlusVan
Globecar Globescout Plus

Van Conversions under £45k winners

  • Winner Globecar Globescout Plus
  • 2nd Benimar Fiat Benivan 120
  • 3rd Auto-Trail Tribute 680

Wellhouse Leisure Ford Transit Custom Tellaro LUX-XL
Wellhouse Leisure Ford Transit Custom Tellaro LUX-XL

Van Conversions £45k – £55k winners

  • Winner Wellhouse Leisure Ford Transit Custom Tellaro LUX-XL
  • 2nd Auto-Trail V-Line 635 SE
  • 2nd WildAx Motorhomes Aurora Leisure XL

Adria Twin Supreme 600SPB
Adria Twin Supreme 600SPB

Van Conversions over £55k winners

  • Winner Adria Twin Supreme 600SPB
  • 2nd IH Motorhomes Volkswagen Crafter IH680CRD
  • 3rd Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Symbol Plus
  • 3rd WildAx Motorhomes Elara

Elddis Accordo 105
Elddis Accordo 105

Coachbuilts under £45k winners

  • Winner Elddis Accordo 105
  • 2nd Compass Avantgarde 115
  • 3rd Benimar Fiat Primero 331

Bailey Alliance 59-2
Bailey Alliance 59-2

Coachbuilts £45k – £49k winners

  • Winner Bailey Alliance 59-2
  • 2nd Swift Escape Compact C205
  • 3rd Auto-Trail Tribute 615

Elddis Encore 255
Elddis Encore 255

Coachbuilts £49k – £55k winners

  • Winner Elddis Encore 255
  • 2nd Swift Escape 684
  • 3rd Benimar Ford Tessoro 486

Bailey Autograph 79-4T
Bailey Autograph 79-4T

Coachbuilts £55k – £65k winners

  • Winner Bailey Autograph 79-4T
  • 2nd Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Nuevo ES
  • 3rd Auto-Trail Tracker EB

Swift Kon Tiki 675 High Line Cab
Swift Kon Tiki 675 High Line Cab

Coachbuilts over £66k winners

  • Winner Swift Kon-Tiki 675 High-Line Cab
  • 2nd Auto-Sleeper Mercedes-Benz Burford Duo
  • 3rd Auto-Trail Frontier Delaware HB

Carthago compactline I138DB
Carthago compactline I138DB

A Class under £90k winners

  • Winner Carthago compactline I138DB
  • 2nd Roller Team Pegaso 590
  • 3rd Malibu I 500 QB Touring

Frankia I840 Plus Lounge
Frankia I840 Plus Lounge

A Class over £90k winners

  • Winner Frankia I840 Plus Lounge
  • 2nd Carthago liner-for-two I31 (Fiat)
  • 3rd Hymer B MCI 580

Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Donatello
Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Donatello

Dealer Special – Two Berth Coachbuilt

  • Winner Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Masters Collection Elddis Donatello
  • 2nd Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Masters Collection Elddis Picasso
  • 3rd Vehicles for Leisure Elddis Prestige 175

Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Rubens
Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Rubens

Dealer Special – Three Berth Coachbuilt

  • Winner Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Masters Collection Elddis Rubens
  • 2nd Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Masters Collection Elddis Raphael
  • 3rd Vehicles for Leisure Elddis Prestige 155

Lowdhams Leisureworld Bessacarr 596
Lowdhams Leisureworld Bessacarr 596

Dealer Special – Over Four Berth Coachbuilt

  • Winner Lowdhams Leisureworld Swift Bessacarr HI-STYLE 596
  • 2nd Vehicles for Leisure Elddis Prestige 196
  • 3rd Lowdhams Leisureworld Swift Freestyle 694

Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Master Collection
Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Master Collection

Dealer Special – Any Campervan

  • Winner Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Masters Collection
  • Hillside Leisure Volkswagen Caravaggio
  • 2nd Furrows Ford of Shrewsbury
  • Rolling Homes Ford Explorer Sport
  • 3rd Lowdhams Leisureworld
  • Wellhouse Leisure Ford Custom Summit SE

For more information on The Caravan and Motorhome Club click HERE.


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