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Chilling AO Car of the Year 2013: The Nominations

Well, it has been a while hasn’t it? But we did promise something to spice up the forum and here we have the long awaited Car of the Year competition.

Format is the same as the one back in 2009: there will be one winner for each (sort of) model lounge and then an additional poll for the overall car of the year…so there will be up to several Lounge Winners, one of whom will also be the overall winner.

The overall winner will receive a one year Premio subscription to the Alfaowner Club as prize and AO Car of the Year in their profile.
All Lounge winners will earn the right to have Lounge Name Lounge Winner in their profile.

Here are the Lounges that are in the competition:
  1. Alfa 145 & 146
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
  3. Alfa 155
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
  6. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
  7. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
  8. Alfa GTA
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
  10. Alfa MiTo
  11. Alfa Giulietta
  12. The Classic Alfa Romeos


Format

1. There will be a period of about two weeks from this post to nominate or enter a car.

2. The Mods and Admin will confirm the eligibility of cars. However, if we get 3 or less cars nominated in a Lounge, the competition for such lounge won't be run.

3. Polls will be set up to allow voting for each model lounge, these will run for two weeks.

4. A winner will be declared for each lounge.

5. A final poll, consisting of all the lounge winners will be set up and run for about one week.

6. An overall winner will be announced.


Instructions

1. Entry is by posting one picture in this thread, or link to a picture, with the Lounge it is nominated for (see Rules below).

2. You must include brief details of the car and the reason(s) why you are putting it forward for consideration.


Rules

1. Entrants with more than one car are allowed to have their other cars be nominated in the respective lounges, but only one per lounge.

2. Nominations can only be provided for other AOer's cars. You must have the car owners' consent and you may nominate a maximum of one car per lounge.

3. Voting will be public and closely monitored by alfaowner.com staff.

4. Any vote rigging, or behaviour not considered to be in the spirit of the "competition", will be dealt with severely.

5. Vote rigging consists of organised campaigns, use of additional or multiple accounts, coercion, promoting membership for voting purposes or any other method to increase votes for one entrant, against the spirit of the competition.

6. The recipient of the vote rigging will be removed from the contest and sanctions may be imposed on the participants.

7. Decisions made to remove pictures/votes or impose sanctions will be the result of at least two Mods or Admin agreeing the sanction; and not open for further discussion.

8. Alfaowner.com reserve the right to end the competition early or amend the rules, in the event of error or abuse of the process.

9. Any questions should be directed to BigFoot.

10. Finally...please do not undermine this light hearted competition, ruining the hard work of all involved and the forum, or spoil it for the car/owners nominated.



May the Games begin

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Good to see this is back


Good luck to all
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Nomination for the 75 lounge

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/galle...mageuser=13057

Alfa 75 LE with 230000 miles done
Originally my car but I made a deal with my son that if he drove a smartcar for a year, after passing his test at 17, then he could have the 75.

Mistake; he held me to it.

He's now had it four years and uses it daily on the eighty mile round trip to university. I have to say it is far more robust than either of my 166's.

He has had it repainted and new shocks and springs all round but is now in the process of fitting coil over’s to further improve the handling.

His only complaint is that Alfa owners don't waive like smartcar owners

sorry should have said his logon is bt75alfa so I nominate him for keeping the 75 in the family

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Nomination for the GTV Spider lounge

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Should read before posting...
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Can't nominate your own car mate but one of another AOer, but let's see if a good soul on AO would nominate yours
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For AO car of the year my vote goes to GTCoops Sprint. Honestly a treasure, and has to be seen to be believed. I'm sure it is pictured on here somewhere.
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Thanks but can you locate a pic please? Had a look at GTCoop's posts and couldn't find one. Cheers
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My Sprint

Here it is

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And another

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Might it be a good idea to announce this in each relative lounge? Just a thought.
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There's already an announcement at the top of every lounge on AO including the Tech Lounges
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Ah! Yes!! Never looked that high up the page before.
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Two photos, ref!

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Can't nominate your own car mate but one of another AOer, but let's see if a good soul on AO would nominate yours
I'll nominate John's (or his son's!) 75.
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Can't nominate your own car mate but one of another AOer, but let's see if a good soul on AO would nominate yours
It's actually my wife's...
Officially only though

So I'm not pushing. As I said: I should have read on...
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No pictures that I know of, but I nominate Knievel77's 275,000 mile 156, for the 156 lounge.

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/gener...ive-156-a.html
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I nominate this 1300 for the classic alfa romeos, belongs to iaffanjandreas

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Perhaps when members are asking those they wish to nominate if they are OK with their car being entered they could also ask them for a photo or link to a photo, that way the nominee would get to have the pic of their choice in the competition.

Also it might make life easier for Bigfoot so he doesn't need to try & find pics of the nominee's car
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I'd like to nominate DeP's Giulietta QV which looks really good, especially in the sun





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There's been a lot of work done to it including:

Quaife ATB diff

19" Brera S alloys

Bilstein B8s and springs with H&R

Supersprint turboback full exhaust system.

Magneti Marelli M110T Additional ECU Box 235-> 277HP

Protoxide Large Intercooler

Front bumper ; Marangoni G430 Giulietta G430 iMove TRC

Rear Diffusor ; Lester Carbon LESTER : ALFA GIULIETTA - CARBONIO: ESTRATTORE POSTERIORE per doppio scarico dx + sx tipo RE525

Sideskirts ; Lester Linea-F LESTER : ALFA GIULIETTA - MINIGONNE LATERALI linea F



More pics here Flickr: DeP_101's Photostream

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Where's the non-Alfa category?
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There'd be no Tech Lounge on AO for a winner of such a category
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I'll nominate John's (or his son's!) 75.
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed someone thinks our 946 Spider is pretty enough to nominate.
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