Stop Press: At the Classic and Sportscar Awards (in association with Lancaster Insurance) ceremony at the NEC on the 12th November, the J-type Register won the award for the Best Club Website!

We were the first award announced too. First award ceremony I’ve ever been to, in all the years we’ve been doing the show, and we win something! Register members John Beaton, over from Australia, and Ken Bennett were at the awards to witness our success.

In his speech Simon Taylor, Compere and C&SC’s Editor at Large, said:

“There’s a wonderful array of club websites out there, and after much discussion the judging panel selected as runner-up the site of the Mazda MX-5 Owners’ Club.

But as the overall winner they plumped for a more light-hearted site featuring one of our favourite commercial vehicles. You can’t help but smile when you open a website and there’s a graphic of a van motoring across your screen.

Yet there’s much more to it than that, because the site includes plenty of background material on the vehicle – with some excellent archive photos, including various special-bodied examples and even ones involved in crashes! It’s a must for anyone interested in the Morris J-type and their Austin siblings.

Best Club Website goes to Harvey Pitcher’s J-type labour of love, at

And the award isn’t for the best SMALL club website, it’s The BEST Club Website! We beat all comers!

Our thanks to the guys at Carousel Digital, without whose help the website wouldn’t be anywhere near so professional.