#TCMBestof2016 – “Honorable Mentions” Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car
While Josh Collins and his #56 Sportsman car from Eastbound Park was crowned the winner of the 2016 Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Award, six cars barely sat on the outside looking in when it came to the panel vote.
Our panel, made up of 25 from outside the Maritime Racing community who were seeing the nominees for the Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Award for the first time, converged on our Facebook page in October to take a look at our 90+ nominees for the award. We asked each finalist to pick their favorite five cars (because picking one out of the lot is hard as it is) and we were presented with five nominees who garnered at least seven panel nods. It should be noted that 36 cars received at least one vote from our panel, up from 31 in 2015 and 29 in 2014.
Unlike previous years where the results were a lot more clear in the panel vote, we had six cars with six panel votes. Those six cars sat just one vote shy of cracking the top five to move on to the Fan Vote, as Michael Neary’s Bandolero sat fifth in the panel standings with seven votes. Of those cars, three teams are making a repeat appearance near the top of the heap for a second time over the past three seasons.
Here are the six cars that barely missed out on the top five in the 2016 Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Award.
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#1 Ryan Messer – Harvey, NB – Late Model Sportsman (2014 Sixth Place)
#2 John Rankin – St. Martin’s, NB – Pro Stock (2015 Runner Up)
#8 Kent Vincent – Crapaud, PE – Maritime Pro Stock Tour (2015 Eighth Place)
#22 Brandon McFarlane – Placentia, NL – Sportsman
#26 Brent Roy – Hanwell, NB – Pro Stock
#87 Nick Cudmore – Goshen, NB – Street Stock
Congratulations to Josh Collins Racing for their win in the Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Award after finishing third in 2015. Brandon McFarlane accepted the TCM Banner at the Eastbound Park Banquet in St. John’s, Newfoundland on behalf of the Josh Collins Racing team. Of note, this is the second win in five seasons for Pointe Design Group after their 2013 win with Braden Langille’s Bandolero scheme.
2016 – Josh Collins of Placentia, NL (#56 Edward Collins Contracting Toyota Camry Sportsman)
2015 – Drew Greenlaw of Eastport, ME (#23 RE/MAX, Lighthouse Lobster and Bait Chevrolet SS Sportsman)
2014 – Steve Ross of Waverley, NS (#24 Speedy Auto Center Chevrolet SS Pro Stock)
2013 – Braden Langille of Shubenacadie, NS (#51 Velocity Machining and Welding Bandolero)
2012 – Frankie Fraser of Shubenacadie, NS (#15 Alexander Racing Ford Pro Stock)
About Finish Line Vinyl Design:
Finish Line Vinyl Design was founded in 2013 by Kirk Alexander and is the only place you need to go for all your design and print needs. From the design itself to making it a reality, whether it’s a sign, banner, vehicle wrap, race car graphics or any other method of print, Finish Line Vinyl Design will help you create a great finish. For more information, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/finishlinevinyldesign
About Tim’s Corner:
Tim’s Corner began as a weekly stock car racing column appearing on ScotiaSpeedworld.ca and MaritimeProStockTour.com, penned by track and series announcer Tim Terry. It has now grown to include basic media services for motorsport teams big and small. TimsCorner.ca, the official website of Tim’s Corner, also features Tim’s Corner Unplugged, a podcast hosted by Terry which focuses on the motorsports scene. For more information on Tim’s Corner and services offered, visit TimsCorner.ca!