The North American Car and Truck of the Year award is still a joke

Back 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… » 12/20/11 12:00pm 12/20/11 12:00pm

The North American Car and Truck of the Year award is a joke

With today's announcement of the 2012 list of nominees, the North American Car and Truck of the Year has further solidified itself as the laughing stock of auto industry awards. This year, the jurors, through their infinite wisdom and automotive expertise, have selected the Mini Countryman as a nominee for "Truck of… » 10/05/11 12:30pm 10/05/11 12:30pm

GM Dominates 2008 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists,…

We don't know who the General paid off to get as many finalist slots for the 2008 edition of the North American Car and Truck Of the Year (NACTOY) award filled with their products, but they did pretty darn well. Conversely, maybe they've just got some really good product this year. We'll let you decide that for… » 12/13/07 9:15am 12/13/07 9:15am

Sweep the Leg: GM's Silverado, Aura Nab NACTOY

The General's likely got its party bus on call and decked out with Cristal, tequila shooters and the phone numbers of local talent (and their "representatives") on speed dial. The company made quick work of the 2007 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, this morning, accepting awards for the Saturn Aura and… » 1/07/07 10:24am 1/07/07 10:24am

Does N-A-C-T-O-Y Spell F-L-O-R-I-D-A? Detroit Auto Show Award Ballot…

We're not sure how something like this could have happened, but apparently a candidate for North American Truck Of the Year, the new-for-2007 Jeep Wrangler, was somehow left off of the balloting during the first round of voting — a process that's already selected three finalists, the Chevy Silverado, the Ford Edge and… » 12/15/06 4:31pm 12/15/06 4:31pm

Screw the NACTOY: You Pick the 2007 Car and Truck of the Year

It's that time of year when a jury of North America's car journalists sit around the hookah and smoke bowls of the latest particulate provided by the world's automakers. They emerge in time for the Detroit auto show with two names: the 2007 North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. But right now, they've… » 12/14/06 10:53am 12/14/06 10:53am

NACTOY Makes a List: North American Car/Truck of the Year Finalists

That shadow organization known as the jury for the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards (NAMBLA) has picked its finalists for 2007 — 11 cars and 15 trucks from the '07 model year. The final voting takes place in late December, when 50 automotive journalists (a couple of whom are… » 9/20/06 11:43am 9/20/06 11:43am

Jalopnik Poll Results: Honda Sweeps NACTOY Among Readers

You thought we'd forgotten about the poll we ran last week — in which we asked readers to select from the cars and trucks nominated for North American Car and Truck of the Year (ok, guilty). The turnout wasn't bad, but the results were a semi-shocker. Among cars nominated, you guys picked the 2006 Honda Civic as Car… » 11/30/05 9:41am 11/30/05 9:41am