1935 Blue Bird shortlisted for Car of the Year

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1935 Blue Bird shortlisted for Car of the Year

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The International Historic Motoring Awards - a fairly "glitzy" affair I think you will agree - takes place on 14th November. All except one of the categories - designed to highlight collective and individual achievements in historic motoring and motorsport - are being judges by a distinguished panel. The exception is the "Car of the Year" which is chosen by the public. Amongst the nominees this year is Sir Malcolm Campbell's 1935 Blue Bird that delighted visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for a second time this year and which is on display alongside Donald's CN7 at the National Motor Museum until the end of November.

To cast your vote, you can visit the organiser's website and learn more about the other categories too. Blue Bird is up against the ex-Fangio Mercedes-Benz W196 that became the most expensive car sold at auction when it went under the hammer at Bonhams at Goodwood and the Skyfall Aston Martin DB5. Even with a Peking - Paris win under its tyres, I can't quite summon up vey much enthusiasm for a Leyland P76 (BL gave some fairly serious thought into importing this thing to the UK in the mid-1970s). Maybe winning this award - voting ends on the 31st October - would go some way to highlighting the continued existence of the 1935 car. There has been fairly wide coverage of the awards and the Blue Bird nomination made the lead story of Hemmings Daily (an on-line version of the USA based historic car title) a couple of days ago.

Details here if you'd like to vote:

http://www.historicmotoringawards.com/voting.php
Ian Robinson
Bluebird K7 - the restoration project of the Century.
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