The 2018 running of the Valvoline Street Machine Of The Year award was a history-making affair. Since the inception of the award, the staff and contributors of Street Machine have voted to decide the finalists, before the responsibility of selecting the winner was turned over to you – our valued readers.

Not only was the winner ultimately decided by popular vote, but the pool of 16 nominees was decided according to the will of the people.

Congratulations to the finalists. You are here by virtue of the most democratic SMOTY voting process ever, and that’s something to be proud of. As for the readers, your work here is not yet done:


TO BE eligible, cars must be primarily Australian-built and featured in one of the past 12 issues of Street Machine. Elite show cars, tough streeters and ballistic burnout weapons are among the finalists, and the outright winner is decided by you!


SIMPLY click here to vote for your favourite vehicle. Voting opens 1 July 2019. To help you make your choice, you’ll also be able to view the original feature stories on all 16 finalists on the site. You can only vote once, so make it count!