Celebration planned at this year’s Warren Classic Car Show to mark 50 years of the European Car of Year Award
To celebrate the last 50 years of the European Car of the Year Award, the Warren Classic Car Show is hoping to assemble an example of every car that has ever won the European Car of the Year Award since its inception in 1964. This would be the first time all the cars have been shown together in the UK.
The Warren Classic firmly established itself in 2013 as one of the key events on Essex’s summer social calendar, attracting thousands of visitors to a celebration of classic and supercars at The Warren Golf & Country Club, near Maldon. The event will return in 2014 on Saturday 10 May to the beautiful and historic 350-acre estate, offering fantastic all-day entertainment for the whole family.
One of the highlights of this year’s event will be the Warren Classic’s celebration to mark 50 Years of the European Car of the Year Award; widely recognised as the most prestigious award in the European motoring industry. Past winners have included iconic cars such as the Ford Focus, Fiat 500, Lancia Delta and Rover SD1.
Seven candidates have been nominated as finalists for this year’s Car of the Year Award: BMW i3, Citroën C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Mercedes-Benz S-class, Peugeot 308, Skoda Octavia and Tesla S. The winner will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2014. Anyone who owns one of the 50 winning models (listed below), and would like to show it in the exhibit can contact the organisers via firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please email a photograph and details of the car you wish to enter.)
The Warren Classic will accept entries on a first come first served basis, as long as the car matches one of the past winners (although the colour of the car can be different), and is in a suitable condition to show. Interested parties can check the Car of the Year website for full details of the previous winners – http://www.caroftheyear.org/previous-winners/1964_1/coty
Nic Waller, one of the organisers of The Warren Classic said; “The European Car of the Year Award is one of the most famous awards in the car industry, and with the Award celebrating it’s 50th year we wanted to organise a special tribute at this year’s Warren Classic Car Show. How better to celebrate the award, than by attempting to bring all the winners together in the UK for the first time?”
“We already have some interest from owners in the UK and we are sure that there are great examples of all 50 past winners somewhere in the country. We would love these owners to get involved with our quest to get all 50 cars in one place for a fantastic celebration. Many of the more recent winners are cars that you see most days but to find good examples of them all is a challenge, but one that we are looking forward to meeting!”
Tickets for The Warren Classic are now on sale via www.warrenclassic.co.uk