Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato

As part of their celebration of the very best in the classic motoring world, the International Historic Motoring Awards (IHMA) are inviting enthusiasts to vote for the historic Car of the Year.

Classic car fans have until November 1st to cast their vote on the IHMA website historicmotoringawards.com. And they have eight outstanding machines to choose from:

Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato – fascinatingly, this unique 1960 prototype is half preserved exactly as found and half cleaned and conserved. Its first appearance was at Villa d’Este this year, where it won the preservation prize.

Ford GT40 P/1043 – the winner of the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours was fully restored to exactly authentic condition just in time to make a star appearance at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Sir Henry Segrave’s Sunbeam ‘Tiger’ – 90 years to the day since it set a World Land Speed Record at 125mph, the Tiger returned to Southport Sands for another glorious run.

Jaguar D-type XKD 501 – the highly original 1956 Le Mans winner, sold for $21,780,000 by RM Sotheby’s, achieved the highest price ever paid for a British-built car sold at auction.

Jaguar XJ13 recreation – this just-completed labour-of-love project uses a
genuine XJ13 quad-cam engine and recreates the car as originally built in 1966, before its 1971 crash.

Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Figoni et Falaschi – which this year became the recipient of the inaugural ‘Best of the Best’ of six winners of major concours – Style et Luxe, Concours of Elegance, Villa d’Este, Amelia Island, The Quail and Cavallino.

Touring Disco Volante Spyder – built in Touring’s 90th year on Alfa Romeo 8C underpinnings, the Spyder has won at both Villa d’Este and the Concours of Elegance this year.

Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta ENASA Cúpula – a remarkable one-off, once owned by a Dominican dictator, it was the star of this year’s Amelia Island concours, fresh out of a challenging full restoration.

Previous historic Car of the Year winners include the Fiat S76 ‘Beast of Turin’, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287, Bugatti 57SC Aerolithe recreation and the famous Birkin Bentley. The International Historic Motoring Awards are presented in association with Octane magazine and EFG private bank.

Be a part of the celebrations

Tickets for the International Historic Motoring Awards gala dinner at London’s magnificent Guildhall on November 17th cost £210 per person or £1850 for a table of ten. They can be bought via historicmotoringawards.com.