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Valvoline Street Machine of the Year 2018 readers poll - Round one

02 Jul 2018 SMOTY

Street Machine of the Year 2018 readers poll

For the first time in 30 years, we’re handing the responsibility of choosing the 16 SMOTY finalists over to you guys!

SINCE our Street Machine Of The Year award first kicked off in 1988, it has pretty much worked the same way: The magazine staff choose the finalists and the readers vote on their favourite. There is one winner, chosen solely by popular acclaim – the ultimate people’s choice award for our sport.

This year we’ve decided to make the biggest change to the award since 1988 by handing the job of choosing the 16 finalists over to you!

You’ll be choosing from the 80 Aussie-built cars that have been featured in Street Machine between the September 2017 and August 2018 issues. 

We’ll run four rounds of voting, with readers picking their four favourites out of 20 cars in each round. The 16 cars with the most votes in total at the end of all four rounds will become SMOTY finalists. 

The first round is open now, and closes 7 July at 11:59pm. Round two will open on 8 July. The 16 finalists will be announced in the September issue, on sale 16 August. Choose your FAVOURITE FOUR cars below to get started!