THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Car of the Century International has announced 26 nominees for the Car of the Century award.
The award will honor the most significant car of the 20th century. The winner will be announced in December.
The group, based here, started with a list of 1,500 models recommended by manufacturers, car clubs and museums. Car of the Century jurors - 135 automotive journalists from around the world - have whittled the list down to 26.
The judging criteria include: general design, historical significance, performance measured against its contemporaries and the level of technical innovation for its time.
People who log on to the organization's Web site, www.cotc.com, can vote for their favorite. Public balloting runs through November and will figure into the final decision.