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moe
Dieselstation Car Of The Year is back! Once again it is time to reward the best new vehicles released for the new model year and admonish the crappy ones. We’re here to cover superminis to supercars, pickups to performance coupes, and everything in between.

The rules are pretty much the same as the last couple years. We're going to be voting on various categories...each category will be voted on for seven days until it closes, and then we will take the winner from each category and pit them together for an overall vote. Like last year, we will be splitting up the trucks and SUVs from the cars, so we will have a separate overall Dieselstation Car of the Year and Dieselstation SUV/Truck of the Year. The winners from each category will go into three overall votes and from there we will crown our Dieselstation Vehicles of the Year (Truck, Sports, and non-Sports). The categories are mainly for organizational purposes, so remember when it comes time to vote to not get too hung up on the title of the category and just vote for what you think is best!

To be eligible, a car must be either a new model or significantly updated for the 2012 model year. A few vehicles have been combined with their mechanical "twins" to reduce clutter. To simplify matters, just like in the past, the competition focuses only on models sold in the United States.

There's a wide-array of categories this year, and to make things even more interesting, I've tried to add in the cars we missed last year. The categories are as follows:

Car of the Year

EVs
Subcompacts
Compacts
Boy Racers
Midsize Sedans
Compact Executives
Full-size Sedans
Executive Sedans
Luxury Sedans
Super Sedans
Minivans
Sportscars/Convertibles
Performance Cars
Grand Tourers
Supercars
Ultra-exotics

Truck of the Year

Compact SUVs
Compact Luxury SUVs
Midsize SUVs
Full-size SUVs
Luxury SUVs
Pick-ups

As each category gets posted for voting, it will be linked from this thread. Like last year, there will be honorable mention polls wherein every car and truck that was close to the winning vehicle will get a chance to redeem itself (close = having received a number of votes equal to or greater than 75% of the winning vehicle in that category). Depending on how the voting pans out, there may be only one of these polls for all eligible vehicles (if there aren’t many close votes) or more than one (if there are).
moe
Just FYI guys this is going to be a slow DSCOTY. I'm completely bogged down by work. I'll post another category when I get a chance.
Synesthesia
The anticipation will keep it really exciting biggrin.gif Thanks Moe
UserDrew
As long as were doing it. I can't believe no manufacturer has picked up on us and brags about winning DSCOTY on their adverts yet. It's all just JD Powers, JD powers, JD powers. Fug 'em.
moe
TBWA\Digital Arts just launched their first office in Dubai, which I'm a part of, so things have been hectic. On top of that we've got the Dubai Lynx advertising awards going on (pretty much the Middle Eastern version of the Cannes Lions), and I've been attending random ceremonies, talks, and cocktail parties. Finally, I bought Mass Effect 3 last night. SO yeah, DSCOTY will be moving very slowly probably until next week, then I'll get the ball rolling again.
shandyman5
QUOTE(moe @ Mar 7 2012, 04:03 AM) *
TBWA\Digital Arts just launched their first office in Dubai, which I'm a part of, so things have been hectic. On top of that we've got the Dubai Lynx advertising awards going on (pretty much the Middle Eastern version of the Cannes Lions), and I've been attending random ceremonies, talks, and cocktail parties. Finally, I bought Mass Effect 3 last night. SO yeah, DSCOTY will be moving very slowly probably until next week, then I'll get the ball rolling again.


Look at you living the lavish life Mr. 1%! thumbs_up.gif Raspberry.gif

Congrats, and enjoy DS will be here when you get back.
moe
Mr. 1% my ass. I haven't left before 9pm in the last two weeks, and I don't get paid enough for the amount of crap I have to do. Sure, a lot of it is really fun, but there's one particular project that makes me want to shoot myself. Can't wait for it to be over. I know we're almost halfway through the year, but I will finish DSCOTY one of these days. It'll definitely be the last one I do though. I don't have nearly enough time to do all of the things I want anymore.
Synesthesia
^ thumbs_up.gif good luck man
clarkma5
QUOTE(moe @ Apr 17 2012, 01:49 PM) *
I don't have nearly enough time to do all of the things I want anymore.


Adulthood is a bitch like that laugh.gif Ahhh man, I remember the stupid amounts of free time I once wasted on this forum back in the day. I wouldn't mind having some of that back
shandyman5
Updates? DSCOTY '12 is going the way of DSCOTY '11.
moe
This isn't happening. I don't have time.
shandyman5
QUOTE(moe @ Jun 18 2012, 03:37 AM) *
This isn't happening. I don't have time.


Unless someone volunteers to take it over, we might as well lock the thread.
Razor
QUOTE(shandyman5 @ Jun 18 2012, 02:45 PM) *
Unless someone volunteers to take it over, we might as well lock the thread.


Working three jobs and four contracted projects and raving my spare time. I'm out. :-/
clarkma5
*sigh* give it to me. Moe, I PM'd you my e-mail so you can send me all your materials.
Synesthesia
Poor clarkma gets stuck with it, we will have fun if you put it together though biggrin.gif
moe
I'm really sorry guys, I know it was such a buzzkill actually starting it off, and not being able to complete it (that's what she said.) But I had a bunch of free time, and all of a sudden that evaporated in between having a social life, getting engaged, working long hours (just won some more awards for my agency this morning), and prepping for the GMAT.

I'll be emailing my DSCOTY stuff to Clarkma when I get home tonight.
clarkma5
Diesel, ketan, or skr, if you could give me mod/admin access to run this competition it would be much appreciated.
clarkma5
Still haven't gotten anything from you in my e-mail, moe
350Z
Me either and I fairly sure I offered my help.
clarkma5
*cough* hello? Still got nothing over here, moe...
dukenukem
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jun 27 2012, 10:03 AM) *
*cough* hello? Still got nothing over here, moe...

Send him a message on fb, maybe?
clarkma5
Considering starting again from scratch actually.
moe
Sending it now guys, sorry I worked the weekend.
Bjorn
clarkma5
Uhh so yeah now it's my turn to be stupidly busy X.gif

In the time between when I asked Moe for the DSCOTY materials and when I decided to start fresh, our property management company shoved a huge rent increase onto our next lease so we went into frantic place-finding mode which is now becoming busy move-prepping mode. I've got at least a month and a half before things settle down appreciably, if they ever do...sorry guys :/
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