Every year PetrolBlog runs a couple of end of year awards. One is the not-so hotly anticipated and hopelessly underwhelming PetrolBlog Car of the Year award. More on this very soon.
The other is where PetrolBlog readers get a say in things. In 2010 it was the Green Car of the Year, with the trophy driven away by the Jaguar XJ12C. In 2011 you voted for Shatchback of the Year, with the Suzuki Swift / Maruti Dzire taking the prestigious Golden Boot. But now, in 2012, it’s time to vote for your favourite Real World Dream Barn. There’s been a plethora of barns created over recent weeks and now it’s your turn to vote for the best.
In the interests of fairness (and probably because it isn’t all that good), I’ve decided to remove my own Dream Barn, so you’ve got eleven to choose from. And don’t worry if you haven’t selected your own Dream Barn yet, there’s plenty of time in 2013.
In the meantime, take a look at the Dream Barns below and vote for your favourite. Either click the name above the image or the link within the text to view the entire Dream Barn. Voting will close at midnight on the 21st December and a packet of BlogNobs will be sent to the owner of the winning barn. Plus, everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win a packet of BlogNobs too. Simply leave a comment, like the post on Facebook or tell us you voted on Twitter. Various links at the bottom of this page. Cheers.
Remember – you’re voting for the entire barn. The photos below are just a taster of each Dream Barn.
Rob was the first chap to submit a Dream Barn entry and he included everything from a Ferrari to a Ford Cargo! To view Rob’s Real World Dream Barn, click here. Image © Mercedes
Next up was an entry from PetrolBlog’s Dutch correspondent, Ton Dumans. The inclusion of the Passat W8 was enough for Ton to instantly become a PetrolBlog hero. To view Ton’s Dream Barn, click here. Image © VW
To Scotland next and Alan Liddell’s was by far the most retro classic of the Dream Barns featured at that point. Deserves attention for the inclusion of the Sunbeam Rapier Fastback. Have a look at Alan’s barn here. Image © Land Rover
Tom spent just over half the available budget and yet still managed to pack in over 3,000bhp! Everything from a Bentley Arnage T to an MG Maestro. Nice! Have a look at Tom’s top ten here. Image © MG
Charlie’s Dream Barn should win the patriotic vote as it has a distinct British flavour to it. Although he did let some American muscle and German rear-engined wizardry into the barn. Have a look at Charlie’s list here. Image © Charlie Johnson
After ten months in the wilderness, Dogknob threw open the doors to the barn once again and in doing so, created one of the most eclectic selections to date. Just look at that Renault 4! Click here to see Dogknob’s barn. Image © Renault
Jeckythump risked the wrath of PetrolBlog readers by including an electric car in his barn. Fortunately his other choices were nothing short of brilliant. A worthy and inspired Dream Barn. Have a look for yourself here. Image © BMW
William lives alongside the brilliant Abergwesyn Pass, so it comes as no surprise that his barn was filled with genuine drivers’ cars. Gotta love that Morgan 3-wheeler! Check out Will’s Dream Barn here. Image © Morgan
Geography also played a part in Norfolk-based David’s choices, with Lotus accounting for 30% of his Dream Barn. Like Alan Liddell, David also included an Alvis. Have a look at the entire selection here. Image © Mercedes
Peter sparked controversy by proclaiming the C5 Audi A6 Avant to be the best looking estate car of all time. The debate goes on, although the fact that his barn is excellent isn’t in doubt. Have a look at Peter’s choices here. Image © Fiat
The final Dream Barn of 2012 could lay claim to be the most elegant of all time. He also packed a couple of tough Swedes and a big German to even things up. A great selection – take a look here. Image © Volvo
Now you’ve seen the list, cast your vote here:
Don’t forget, voting closes at midnight on the 21st December. Like the relevant post on PetrolBlog’s Facebook page or tweet us at @PetrolBlog or @MajorGav and say you’ve entered and you could win a packet of BlogNobs.