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Classic MGBPractical Classics, Classic Cars and Classic Car Weekly have short-listed contenders for the all-new Classic Car of the Year award and now want you to decide the winner. An expert judging panel has reviewed over 300 entries and has short listed ten cars from each category for you to choose from. The overall winner, who will be decided by a public vote, will be revealed at this year’s Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC, and will receive a prize worth £3500.

The six categories, each covering the classic period are Pre-war, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. You can cast your vote at the competition’s website (www.ccoty.co.uk) and voting will close on Tuesday 12 October 2010.

The winning car in each category will be invited to put the vehicle on display at the Classic Motor Show with the overall winner revealed on Friday 12th November, the first day of the show.

The shortlisted cars range from a 1926 Austin Heavy to a MG Maestro Tickford Turbo, a classic Aston Martin to a Ford Thunderbird so every taste and era is catered for. Also in the mix is a Lancia, Triumph, Citroen, Hillman, Vauxhall and Ferrari. All the cars can be found on the website along with some images and a brief history from the owner.

The eventual winner of the title will receive a unique trophy designed by Silvebronz as well as a mountain of prizes including a year’s free comprehensive car insurance up to a value of £300 from Lancaster Insurance, weekend tickets to the Classic Motor Show and hotel accommodation. They will also receive a Caracalla Bagaglio bag, a Dakota jacket, a hamper of Farecla cleaning products, a specialised car cover, a TX watch, a Karcher pressure washer and a Teng Tools toolbox and tools worth over £1,000.

The category winners will receive a year’s free comprehensive car insurance up to a value of £300 from Lancaster Insurance, weekend tickets for the Classic Motor Show and hotel accommodation, a Caracalla bag and a £100 Farecla cleaning product hamper. The owners of all 60 shortlisted cars will receive a commemorative certificate and the six category finalists and runners up will be awarded trophies.

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