The shortlist for the 2021 Car Of The Year Award has been announced today. To distinguish it from lesser such awards, this is the original, the one that started back in 1964 and which today draws 60 jurors from 23 countries across Europe. And, for the last decade, it has been my pleasure to be one of them.
The high and lows of COTY – Thank Frankel it’s Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.