The North American Car and Truck of the Year award is still a jokeRay Wert12/20/11 12:00pmFiled to: NactoyTruck Of The YearBMW X3Detroit Auto Show2012 Detroit Auto ShowRange Rover EvoqueHonda CR-VTop1772EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBack in October I called the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) award — an annual prize presented at the Detroit Auto Show and determined by a 50-person jury littered with jurors relevant only for being a juror — a joke for the laughingly obscene choice of the Mini Countryman as a nominee for "Truck of the Year." Last week, the three finalists for both "Truck of the Year" and "Car of the Year" were announced. And guess what? Despite the Mini Countryman not making the final cut — the award's still a complete joke. Here's why.