The European competition “Car of the year” for over half a century — the first winner of the European journalists called in the distant 1964. Since then, the attitude towards competition has changed several times. Sometimes there was talk about the strange decisions “sharks of a feather” (rumor has arranged even betting as to predict the choice was almost impossible), sometimes even hinting at something more than subjectivity. However, the interest in the contest remains high, and to win it (now choose the best car journalists 22 European countries) for manufacturers, and today prestigious.
And as far as the tastes of the jury coincided with the views of buyers? After all, whatever you say, the criterion of success or failure of any car is for sale. In this context, it is interesting to trace the history of some especially characteristic of our themes, ancient and fairly recent models. What happened to the winners?
Car of the year: strange and incomprehensible decisions of the juryPhoto: Car Of The Yearcar of the year: strange and incomprehensible decisions of the jury