Vote For the Ugliest!

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Staff Blog | Sep 27, 2013

We’re drowning in a sea of ugly cars here. We asked you to send us your nominations for the ugliest beaters on the block, and boy did you deliver!

You can see the full gallery of images right here, but we have to warn you, there are more than 100 entries, each one uglier than the next! We never knew there were so many different styles of ugly.

Now we need your help again, as judges in our little un-beauty pageant. We’ve chosen the semi-finalists and we need you to crown the winner. Here are the candidates: 

#1: The Mud Pie
 

Car wash? What's that? (Photo: Alan Abboud)
Car wash? What's that? (Photo: Alan Abboud)


#2: Good as Gold
 

Nothing a little gold paint can't fix. (Photo: Cecilia Barzyk)
Nothing a little gold paint can't fix. (Photo: Cecilia Barzyk)


#3: The Barbie Dream Car
 

Or is it a nightmare? (Photo: Joline Swauger)
Or is it a nightmare? (Photo: Joline Swauger)


#4: The Anglerfish
 

Inspired by nature. Horrifying nature. (Photo: Elizabeth Anderson)
Inspired by nature. Horrifying nature. (Photo: Elizabeth Anderson)


#5: The Camper
 

What is that, a Sealy Postu-r-pedic on the roof for the Jolly Green Giant? (Photo: Jeff Mascherino)
What is that, a Sealy Postu-r-pedic on the roof for the Jolly Green Giant? (Photo: Jeff Mascherino)


#6: Zenny
 

What's black and white and red all over? (Photo: Charles Thornburg III)
What's black and white and red all over? (Photo: Charles Thornburg III)


#7: Rustbucket
 

Just a couple more gallons of Bondo and she'll look factory-new! (Jeremy Wexler photo)
Just a couple more gallons of Bondo and she'll look factory-new! (Jeremy Wexler photo)


#8: The Beet
 

Can you beet this? (Photo: Steve)
Can you beet this? (Photo: Steve)


#9: Here's Looking at You
 

Effective anti-tailgating device. (Photo: D Vincent Black)
Effective anti-tailgating device. (Photo: D Vincent Black)


#10: Al-arm-ing
 

Caution: Driver may be armed. (Photo: Jose Ignacio Avecillas Chasin)
Caution: Driver may be armed. (Photo: Jose Ignacio Avecillas Chasin)


#11: Airflow
 

Come back tomorrow and it will be a pile of dust. (Photo: Kurt Treusch)
Come back tomorrow and it will be a pile of dust. (Photo: Kurt Treusch)


#12: The Roman
 

It's like that old saying, when in Rome . . . repaint your car. (Photo: Michael Sheehan)
It's like that old saying, when in Rome . . . repaint your car.  (Photo: Michael Sheehan)





Of course, ugly is always in the eye of the beholder. Here’s a little perspective from our pals on facebook: Jesse Wagner says, “You should rename this the World's Most Awesome Cars.” And Tony Merklin says, “I'll Take 'em All.....How Much ????”

What do you think? Are these cars ugly or awesome? Which one do you want to call your own? And are there any you’d refuse to ride in?

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