Readers' Champion prize for greatest-ever hot hatch among trophies to be handed out during 15 May ceremony
27 February 2018

Autocar is calling on readers to vote for their favourite hot hatch of all time ahead of this year’s Autocar Awards, which will take place at Silverstone in May.

The annual awards ceremony, which will be held on 15 May, celebate the very best new and used cars, and pay tribute to the engineers, designers and innovators blazing a trail in the car industry.

There is also an annual Readers’ Champion Award – which this year will crown their favourite hot hatch of all time. Readers can vote from a list of 31 ‘hot hatch heroes’ here

The list, selected by senior contributing writer Andrew Frankel, features an incredible range of small but mighty machines. It features some of the earliest hot hatches that helped define the genre, through to the newest cars that have taken the category to a new level in recent years. The vote closes at 11.59pm UK time on Thursday 15 March.

The Readers’ Champion is just one of the many honours that will be handed out at Silverstone’s Wing Complex during the Autocar Awards ceremony. Other accolades include the Issigonis Trophy, presented to the individual who has contributed the most to the health, excellence and competitiveness of the European motor industry, and the Sturmey Award, named after Autocar’s founding editor, Henry Sturmey, which salutes innovation and achievement in the motor industry.

Tickets for the Autocar Awards evening are available to purchase by clicking here.

Further information

Vote for the Autocar Awards Readers' Champion - CLICK HERE!

Book your table for the Autocar Awards - CLICK HERE

Autocar Awards 2017: Find out who was honoured 

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