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Old 12-18-2010, 04:36 AM
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Default CMMA 2011 Car of the Year



So what exactly is the CMMA? The CMMA is the CSS Members Manufacturers Association. If you are a CSS designer with your own brand and said brand debuted a new model THIS YEAR, Post your entry here to be shortlisted for consideration in the CMMA 2011 Car of the Year contest.

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on Dec 31.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:12 AM
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Hmm, Montgomery Group have had 5 new models this year; 2 of those were just variants of 2009's Icon (sedan and RSport) so I'm crossing those off the list.

That leaves the Montgomery Gyro VII, Montgomery Mío, and Shannon Type 6. I think the Mío is a bit too compromised by its "budget car" design to be a suitable COTY candidate; however, I'm not sure whether to choose between the Gyro and Type 6.

The Type 6 looks a bit prettier since it's a PS render; I'm happy with both designs but I think the Gyro is a bit more original - however, since the Type 6 render more accurately portrayed my intentions than the Gyro's sketch, I think I'll go with the Shannon:


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Old 12-18-2010, 10:11 AM
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Default Lokar Escape

5 major LG releases this year past, The new Lokar Idas convertible is a varient of the 2009 Idas so I wont enter that, The VjUE8 and the Lokar Landslide SUV are both pretty good, esp the Landslide... but unfortunately havn't many really good pictures.
This leaves the very important Lokar Escape supermini and the new TS Brenin.

So I also have to choose between a supermini and an E segment saloon.

However although I have a nice render of the Brenin it's a side view and not great for portraying my ideas so I' going with the Escape.

Not great pictures but I like the design



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Old 12-18-2010, 05:11 PM
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I only have three qualifying designs this year And I don't know which to choose because I like them all in different ways.
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So this is just for drawings or renderings?


If that's the case, then I nominate my Zeus IV. It's very rarely that any of my 'art' goes exactly to plan, but this one came out as the bold, chiseled design I had in my head. I'd like to develop this further one day. Maybe when my skills improve.



If chops are allowed, then I'll enter the Impetus Cygnus. I like this. It's different.

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As a practical means of narrowing down my entry, I decided to borrow SV's strategy and disqualify models that, despite bowing in 2010, were iterations of previously-debuted models, however tenuous the relation (The Hiperión LM-S and the Abante Qh were thus out of contention). That left the Alcotán, which I was pretty proud of anyway.

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Default Voting: CMMA 2011 Car of the Year



Remember NEW VOTING RULES are in effect, Score each design between 0 – 5 points.
Check out the amended RULES for more details.

Gentlemen Start Your Voting!
Here are the entries in the order received:

1. Shannon: Type 6



2. Lokar: Escape




3. Zeus: IV



4. Quimera: Alcotán



5. Iota: Transport




6. AXIS: Aeon DARQ



As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on Jan 7.

Make sure you cast your VOTE in the latest Design Battle, The CSS Designers Choice 2010 and The CSS ALL* STAR Design Challenge 2010
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Shannon Type 6 | 4 | Nice render. You really are great at this. Perhaps I wasn't as impressed with this as I was with some of your Montgomery renderings, but still... that's a bit like saying, I don't know, an Enzo isn't as fast as a Veyron. It's still gonna rip your face off if you floor it! What ever happened to Avioli by the way? I was looking at some of your designs in the galleries section, and I stumbled across your old Avioli designs. Some of those are looking forward to their 6th and 7th birthdays. Any chance of seeing anything new from Avioli?

Lokar Escape | 4 | Marvellous drawing. Very realistic. The design is perfect for the segment, and it's nice to see all the different angles. Helps us get an idea for the size and proportions of the thing. I always look forward to seeing new drawings and renderings from you. Keep up the great work.

Zeus IV | ------

Quimera Alcotán | 5 | Brilliant. I felt this was your best design this year, so you made a good choice in that respect. Your rendering style is quality, and the design is top-notch. It would certainly give the X6 a run for its money in the styling department. In fact, with that agressive face, it almost looks as if its about to run off with it's money! Envious? Me?

Iota Transport | 4 | Very interesting design. Maybe not now, but in a few years I can definitely see this working on the streets of Paris or London or whatever. The DLO looks brilliant, and I can see you had some fun with this design.

AXIS Aeon DARQ | 4 | Looks good. The shape is nice, and the non-symmetry at the front is... a talking point. Anyway, it looks different from the 'sport compact' norm, and that's a good thing for the most part. The 'atmosphere' is cool in this too.



Nice designs everyone! I honestly don't see any way of me winning this. You're all so good at it! Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what 2011 brings...
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Shannon Type 6: 4 points, this is a really cool design, I would guess it would compete against Mercedes. And I really think you've created a unique design with this model, and also your renderings is great.

Lokar Escape: 3 points, I really like your front perspective, it makes the car look more interesting, also I think you've created a good looking small car which by making a front and rear view gives us a good view on how the hole car looks like.

Zeus IV: 2 points, The car itself is too bling bling for me, a gangster car.

Quimera Alcotán: 5 points, this is definetly the best looking car, I like how you have accomplished putting all the intakes and details and still keeping the car from looking too pimped. Other than that the renderings is great.

Lota Transport: 4 points, This is a really interesting concept, I think you are taking the VW Type 2 and reinterpretating it to the future, and I score you high for your creativity in design.

Aeon DARQ: 5 points, I score you high for the guts to try out making a good looking car with an assymetric front, also I like the design of the car, which reminds me of a new edition of the Nissan Skyline. Again your rendering skills are great!
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3: - Shannon: Type 6
The Shannon Type 6 is one of the strongest contenders for car of the year, while the design is perfect for its segment and target market, its also a bit safe and could easily get lost in the shuffle of an already crowded segment.

4: - Lokar: Escape
A well designed fun little subcompact that looks like it would be a proven hit with the masses. As the general populace continues to embrace smaller cars, there's no denying the Escape would be a sales success. The design also shows tons of room for individual personalization.

3: - Zeus: IV
The Zeus IV sports a brash, aggressive bold design, while its a bit dated its still fresh enough to keep you interested. I look forward to seeing the evolution of Zeus.

4: - Quimera: Alcotán
At the moment the crossover segment is oversaturated, but thats not stopping Quimera from bringing something new and fresh to the table. The design is EPIC, my only qualm is that it falls apart at the rear; whereas the front end is well thought out and designed. There's also too many doors. This would have been excellent had it been a two door.

4: - Iota: Transport
Iota is one of those manufacturers that continues to blaze their own trail, paying no attention to what the masses are doing and producing innovative and well designed content way ahead of its time. Great Job!
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