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Happy new year everybody,

Well, that wraps up the last contest of 2011. It's a bit of a shame that this last one hasn't had so much activity and entries, it makes judging a bit more boring for one thing... as there are only 10 entries, I'll have to revert to the top three again for the current contest results.
The aim was to come up with a futuristic concept car, so I've judged not only by build quality etc, but this time focusing more on imagination than anything.

First place goes to Jonathan Derksen for his Futuristic Polizia Car (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/219400) - exactly the kind of thing we were looking for. Still recognisable as a car, yet very different and unusual in shape and design - in a cool way. Great work !

Second place is for Detomaso Pantera with his Custom Concept 002 (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/262623) - the idea was it to be a somewhat forward design for any era, and (despite what his intention may have been) to me this looks like many concept cars from the late 1980s - with the cool ferrari-esque rear, and sloping wedge front, the open cockpit gives it that 'awesome, we should totally tease the public with this as a concept, but it's not practical enough to bring into production' look lol. Excellent car !

In third place, we have Thomas Graafland's Le Mans Race Car (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/289445) which, though it may of course have a le mans car shaped body, does still look quite futuristic to me; and some of the design detaiils are really quite cool, like the two-tone grill above the engine in the back, the ridge on the top of the back, and the way it opens up. Nice model :)

I can't stop here without mentioning a couple more... What I've just given you were my favourites overall regarding the theme, but when it comes to the best built, most impressive models, we have to obviously give credit to Nathaniel Kuipers for his huge, amazing technic Jeep Hurricane (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/262185) which looks like there's no part that *isn't* crammed with cool functions; and also to Senator. Chincilla for his awesomely accurate De Tomaso Pantera Concept (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/296223) - the idea was good, just personally, to me it just didn't look much different to a proper old De Tomaso. Which isn't a bad thing, but is just why I felt others ought to claim the top three places instead.

Still, great work and thanks to everybody who entered, if you're interested in this year's contests, the first is up, where the aim is, quite simply, to build any german car you like: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/19442

- Dan
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| January 2, 2012, 3:48 am
Happy new year and congrats to the winners. Dan - I am sorry I didn't enter this one I have been very busy these last few months. I would love to join the next one though.
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| January 2, 2012, 3:55 am
Thanks Dan, for both this great initiative and your kind words regarding my entry. Unfortunately I haven't been able to contribute something new. Maybe next time; a new year with new opportunities.
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| January 2, 2012, 5:11 am
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