The Internet Car and Truck of the Year for 2010 is motoring toward crowning a winner with the help of the public at large and a select group of journalists. We announced the semi-finalists a few weeks ago, and now the finalists have been picked. While the nominees are in, the pros and consumers don't completely agree. Hit the jump for the full press release, check out the gallery we've built of the finalists and most importantly, weigh in with your own votes.
For the first time, the Internet Car and Truck of the year organization presented Mazda and Chevrolet with a number of well-earned awards at the Chicago Auto Show. Mazda won with its freshly updated 2010 Mazda3 in the car category, beating out such worthy candidates as the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Shelby GT500.
The Internet Car and Truck of the Year (ICTY) keeps chugging along and hit something of a milestone yesterday as head man Keith Griffin released the news that the seven finalists in each category have been further whittled down to just three a piece. In case you didn't know, the ICTY is following an "Internet Pro and Average Joe" format, because, well – it's the internet. Meaning that twelve experts (hi mom!) voted on what they think the Internet Car/Truck of the year should be, as well as
The semi-finalists are in for the first annual Internet Car and Truck of The Year coronation, and now its time to let you, the genteel habitués of the world wide web, cast your own votes. Us autowriter types, including moi, have winnowed the bewildering field down to a list of seven contenders each for the car and truck categorie.
The Internet has finally assembled its own collection of esteemed digital-only auto scribes to anoint vehicles as the Internet Car of the Year and Internet Truck of the Year, while also putting a new twist on traditional awards. Rather than just hold closed-door meetings to draw names from a hat, the public is also invited to weigh in on their choices for Consumer Choice categories at the official website.