• Jun 15, 2006
Voting for the Autoblog Dirtiest Car Contest has ended and a king of uncleanliness has been crowned. Two of our five finalists quickly outpaced the field garnering the lion's share of votes in our poll. Together Chris Gallahan's 1984 Dodge Shadow and Richard Turner's Plymouth Caravelle accounted for 84 percent of the 690 votes cast. Unfortunately for Chris and his Shadow, Richard's crusty Caravelle struck a chord with voters and won with a solid 47-percent of the votes.

That's practically a mandate to clean your car, Richard. To help you do so we will be sending a Dyson DC14 Drive vacuum with car cleaning attachments to your door. I think we speak for all of Autoblog's readership when we say that a pic of a clean Caravelle after the Dyson's done its job is the only thing we ask in return for this $459.99 sweeper.

Thanks again to Dyson for supplying our grand prize, which really sucks. Seriously, ask anyone.



BTW: We're always open to new and different ideas for contests, so if you have a suggestion submit it to autoblog06@gmail.com and it will be considered.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      A Caravelle won, eh? I find that strangely satisfying. I used to own a Caravelle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Dodge Shadow wasn't introduced until the 1986 model year. See http://www.allpar.com/model/sundance.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      Number 5 is right, I believe. There was no 1984 Dodge Shadow. If the car really is an 84, maybe it was an Omni?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Chris, I was pulling for you. I really was. But I have to say, that... what appears to be mold or mildew growth on the side of the Caravelle... priceless.

      • 8 Years Ago
      My boss has him beat, forgot about trying to get him to enter though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don;t have a picture, but remember going over to my sisters a few years ago. After 10 years of hauling the kids around, it was time to clean it. She had the back seats out, all doors open. First she used a leaf blower to get rid of the big stuff and then the garden hose, in one door and out the other.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting how 3 of the top 5 are based on the old "K" car platform.