Voting has opened for the classic car of the year 2014 and the International Historic Motoring Awards’ are inviting motoring enthusiasts to vote.
It’s been an exceptional year for classic cars (and it’s not over yet) but eight superb cars have been chosen for the shortlist, from suggestions received from historic motoring enthusiasts around the world. Each of the nominated cars are equally deserving of the Car of the Year title, which was last year won by the fantastic Bugatti 57SC Aerolithe recreation. In 2012 the coveted title went to the Birkin Bentley and in the Awards’ first year, 2011, the winner was the Porsche Type 64 Rekordwagen.
The 2014 classic Car of the Year title will be decided by the general public. You can cast your vote through the International Historic Motoring Awards’ (IHMA) website. The voting closes on November 1st.
The candidates for the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards Car of the Year are:
Mercedes 18/100 – the winner of the 1914 French Grand Prix (car number 28) has been wowing the crowds as it celebrates its centenary in 2014.
Ferrari 250 GTO the first to come to auction since 1990 that sold for a world record $38 million at Bonhams in August 2014. Read the news story here
Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti this unique-bodied 1954 car became the first post-war car since 1968 to win Best of Show at this years Pebble Beach Concours.
Lotus Type 56 Chassis 3 – this groundbreaking 1968 gas-turbine Indy 500 car emerged from a meticulous restoration to be demonstrated at the first Indy Historic, The Quail and The Jet Center.
Rover-BRM Following a rebuild by Heritage Motor Centre volunteers, Rover’s entry for the 1963 and ’65 Le Mans 24 Hours race, span up successfully at this year’s Le Mans Classic.
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287 – this prototype broke 23 records at Bonneville in 1965 and in 2014 became the first car to be accepted into The National Historic Registry of the United States.
Sunbeam 350HP Last but not least, visitors to the national motor museum were treated on a rainy day earlier this year to the sight and sound of Maclom Campbell’s record-breaking 150mph Land Speed Record car, gloriously firing back to life for the first time since 1962! Read the news story here
Be quick and get your nominations in
Classic motoring enthusiasts have until October 1st to suggest candidates for the other IHMA categories:
- Museum or Collection of the Year
- Restoration of the Year (sponsored by Redd Europe)
- Specialist of the Year
- Publication of the Year (sponsored by Hortons Books)
- Club of the Year (sponsored by Footman James)
- Rally of the Year
- Race Series of the Year (sponsored by Lister Cars)
- Motorsport Event of the Year (sponsored by Jaguar Cars)
- Motoring Event of the Year (sponsored by EFG)
- Personal Achievement of the Year (sponsored by HERO Events)
- Tour of the Year
- Industry Supporter of the Year
Be among the first to find out the classic car of the year 2014 winner
The winners of the International Historic Motoring Awards 2014 will be announced at a gala dinner in London on Thursday 20th November at the magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
Tickets for this prestigious annual fixture on the international historic motoring calendar cost £180 per person and can be bought from www.historicmotoringawards.com.