Friday 16 August 2013

Top British engineering gets to the last 30 cars of CCOTY

This is a bit of an eye opener, now and after fifty years of the Hillman Imp, the car is chosen out of many others to be in the last thirty cars, a final five will now be chosen to make the entry at the NEC in Birmingham, England.

CCOTY stands for Classic Car of The Year

The link above shows us some of the cars in the 2013 line up.

The JoLon Imp and after a 14,000 km drive from Johannesburg to Coventry.

Left to right, Richard, Terence, Geoff, Graham (club chairman)

Signed and numbered pictures by artist David Shepherd were presented at the breakfast meeting on the last day of the Imp Club event in Coventry .

From Terence Tracey, the guy behind the JoLon Imp

Guess what Geoff, Roy, Roger, Geoff, Graham, Alan et al? We’ve done it!

The Imp has been selected as one of Britain’s Classic Car of the Year finalists for 2013!s

A huge thanks to Roy and Roger for helping Geoff and i to get the car to Coventry and a big thanks to Alan and Graham whose helped us to get the car into the competition in the first place.

Now let’s pull out all the stops to get selected as the NUMBER 1 classic of the year and show the World what a great little car the Imp actually is!

I can’t sleep tonight with the excitement!! So i better just go to the garage and build one of my other Imp engines!


Subject: Congratulations You have made the TOP 30 for Classic Car of the Year!

Dear Entrant,

I am pleased to be able to email you to let you know you have been chosen by our panel of experts to appear in the TOP 30 cars for the Classic Car of the Year competition.

What does this mean for you? Your car will be uploaded to on the 21st August on which day Voting opens so tell you friends, family, neighbours and clubs to visit the site and get voting for your car to appear in the TOP 5 at the NEC Birmingham on the 14-17th November 2013.

Our PR lady Andrea may contact you for some details about your car/story if you have any reservations about this please let me know by calling the number below.

Please can I take this opportunity to remind you of the competition rules:

It is a condition of entry that your car needs to be available to go on display at the NEC Classic Car show 15th -17th November 2013 at your own expense. Cars need to be on display before 5pm on 14th November and removed after 6.30pm on the 17th November. Each finalist will be provided with 2 tickets to the show, 15th, 16th & 17th November and overnight accommodation, on bed and breakfast basis, for 14th, 15th & 16th November 2013.
For full terms and conditions please visit

If you have any further questions or concerns please call me.

Finally congratulations on getting this far in the competition.

Kind Regards