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One of the most stunning classics that has ever been seen will be heading to RM Auctions in August at Monterey.
If you like tuner cars, you probably love the SEMA Show. At the 2011 installment of this custom car show, you could enter your personal ride to be forever immortalized in the digital world of the Gran Turismo game. Interested? Read on!
This year, as in some previous years, Sony/Polyphony will be holding a contest to see which show car should win the prize of being included in the next game. Five categories are open for the contest, which are Truck/SUV, Asian Import, European Import, Domestic Auto or Hot Rod.
The winner from each category will then be judged by Gran Turismo creator Kazumori Yamauchi, who is a bit of a car nut himself. He will pick just one car from the five categories to be sent to the digital lab for it to be reborn in the game. This vehicle will be included in the next installation of the Gran Turismo game.
Seeing how the last game took forever to hit the market, the winner of this contest is advised to not hold his/her breath waiting to see their ride appear in the game. Find out how to enter here.
The 2011 SEMA Show runs from November 1 – 4. Check out AutoGuide’s complete preview and coverage here.
It may surprise you, but the AutoGuide editors are not faceless robots who write in the third person while chained to our keyboards. We actually have personalities, and with that, specific taste in automobiles. Now that we can finally express ourselves individually, we decided to do a post of our “favorites” from the 2010 SEMA Show.
Hit the jump to see the top three pics by News Editor Derek Kreindler and AutoGuide Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood:
The prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show award went to the 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet. The car belongs to Bob Lee, who won the award in 2006 with a 1931 Daimler Double Six Corsica Drophead Coupe.
The Horch company was started in Germany in 1899 by August Horch, although Horch the auto manufacturer didn’t start until 1909.
Horch was later unified with three other auto makers (Audi, DKW and Wanderer) to form Auto Union, or what is today known as Audi. In fact, Horch is the Latin translation of Horch.