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

Chicago Auto Show: Motor Trend Has Wood For Tundra

Here it is in all its glory: The winner of the highly-coveted Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award, the Toyota Tundra. Just look at all those steel girders! When Ray (who had been locked up in the press room for most of the day) saw this shrine to the golden calipers, he just couldn't help but get an up close look. » 2/08/08 4:00pm 2/08/08 4:00pm

Motor Trend Names Toyota Tundra Truck Of The Year, Likes The Alliteration

Motor Trend tapped the bulging Toyota Tundra as the 2008 Truck of the Year, besting GM's HDs and Ford's F-X50 Super Duty pickups. The trucks were pitted against each other at Chrysler's Yucca, Arizona testing facility, where the editors could have fun throwing them through various road conditions. They also hooked the… » 12/18/07 3:00pm 12/18/07 3:00pm

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

Honda Ridgeline Named Motor Trend's 2006 Truck of the Year

It's a clean sweep for Honda over at Motor Trend. Earlier this month, the buff book named the Honda Civic its 2006 Car of the Year, now the Civic's truckish sibling, the Ridgeline, was named the magazine's 2006 Truck of the Year. The Ridgie, which hasn't been selling to Honda's satisfaction since its launch this… » 12/20/05 10:32am 12/20/05 10:32am