By William Coleman
The Caravan and Motorhome Club held their annual Motorhome Design Awards in February but this time round the awards had a little twist as judges took the the many dealer and manufacturer stands of the NEC to judge and record breaking amount of leisure vehicles.
This year’s motorhome awards had to share the spotlight with another type of recreational van that has seen a resurgence over the past couple of years. This year the Club added Campervans to the awards title to show recognition of just how popular the camper has become.
If you look at today’s market the campervan has calved out its own sector within the industry with a hugely diverse customer base. It would not shock me to see the campervan sales number catch up with motorhomes with 2 years.
The 2020 awards have 17 different categories and a total of 95 different campervans and motorhomes were entered for judging.
The judging panel, one of which was our very own Dan Cartwright, spent a tremendous amount of time both on the floor of the NEC and the back corridors assessing and handing in their score sheets so the final results can be ready for the Friday evening awards show.
And The Winners Are…
Any Campervan or Van Conversion Dealer Special Award- Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Peugeot Prestige CV20
Over Four Berth Coachbuilt Dealer Special Award- Lowdhams Leisureworld Swift Kon-Tiki Sport Grand Prix 596
Three-Four Berth Coachbuilt Dealer Special Award- Lowdhams Leisureworld Swift Kon-Tiki Sport Grand Prix 599L
Two Berth Coachbuilt Dealer Special Award- Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Peugeot Prestige 120
A Class over £90,000- Frankia Mercedes-Benz i8400 Plus Platin
A Class under £90,000- Mobilvetta Tekno K Yacht 79
Coachbuilts over £75,000- Swift Kon-Tiki 675
Coachbuilts £60,000-£75,000- Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Nuevo EK
Coachbuilts £55,000-£60,000- Bailey Autograph 69-2
Coachbuilts £50,000-£55,000- Bailey Alliance Silver Edition 66-2
Coachbuilts under £50,000- Swift Edge 412
Van Conversions £55,000- £65,000- Moto-Trek Leisure Treka EB
Van Conversions over £65,000- RP Motorhomes Mercedes-Benz Rebel Slide Twin 4×4
Van Conversions £50,000-£55,000- WildAx Citroën Relay Pulsar
Van Conversions under £50,000- Elddis Autoquest CV20
Campervans over £47,000- Vision Tech Automotive Volkswagen VTA 20/20 Vision
Campervans under £47,000- Ventura Campervans Peugeot Boxer Ventura VR200