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Vote For Your Favourite Historic Car

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The 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards take place in November, choosing a Car of the Year winner from a shortlist of eight classic candidates. The winner is chosen by public votes, which can be cast via historicmotoringawards . The polls close on 1 November 2014 and the winner will be announced on 20 November in a ceremony held at London's St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

There are 13 award categories apart from the overall Car of the Year, including Restoration of the Year, Motoring Event of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The eight potential Car of the Year award winners have been chosen by a judging panel featuring some of the world's most respected historic motoring enthusiasts. This is the shortlist:

1914 Mercedes No28

Number 28 was the winner in Mercedes' spectacular 1-2-3 French GP victory in 1914. To celebrate the centenary of the event, a trio of team cars is being shipped to international events and will repeat the original circuit in Lyon.

Ferrari 250 GTO

Sold at auction for a world record price of $38 million, this was the first GTO since 1990 to be seen at auction.

Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti

A stunning restoration of the first car built post war to win the Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show since 1968. This one off has been refreshed to excellent standard.

Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Continuation

Jaguar's Heritage division is to build six continuations of the original Sixties Lightweights at its Browns Lane plant. The new cars will follow in the spirit of the originals, while benefiting from the most advanced modern technology.

Lotus Type 56 Chassis 3

A unique project by Lotus and STP, this gas turbine Indy 500 racer from 1968 was restored by sons of the founders of Lotus and STP, and took a turn at this year's first Indy Historic.

Rover BRM

Entered in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1963 and 1965, this Rover has since undergone a rebuild by volunteers at the Heritage Motor Centre and saw a successful run once again at the 2014 Le Mans Classic.

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287

In original, unrestored condition, this 1965 prototype broke 23 records. It's the first car to receive acceptance into the United States' National Historic Registry.

Sunbeam 350HP

The record breaker driven by Malcolm Campbell has sat unused since 1962, bar a short and disastrous fire up of a few minutes in 1993, that necessitated a complete engine rebuild by the National Motor Museum.

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