My nominees don’t always do very well in this annual exercise in global gong-banging, in fact they usually crash and burn. This year, though, I’ll be disappointed if I don’t get at least one vote for my nomination – if only by the honourable denizen of the ‘verse who now calls this car his own.
We’ve celebrated this car before on these pages, not least when it appeared on a Craigslist ad in November 2015. Since then it’s been under global surveillance and I was delighted to see it go into the custody of the one person in the Northwest USA properly equipped to give it a good home. That alone isn’t my reason for nominating it for HCOTY, though:
I put it to you that the willingness to own a car as maligned as the 1982 Austin Allegro III is a hallmark of the true Hoon.