Sony Computer Entertainment of America hosted their 8th Annual “Gran Turismo Awards” at the SEMA (Special Equipment Market Association) last night in Las Vegas. Each year offers a chance to get your car into the next edition of Gran Turismo, and after reviewing over 100 entries this year’s award went to Mark Stielow’s 1969 Chevy Camaro.
“For the past eight years, the Gran Turismo Awards has recognized and rewarded automotive enthusiasts who demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for car customization, design and performance,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, famed creator of the Gran Turismo franchise and President of Polyphony Digital. “The Gran Turismo franchise is committed to providing gaming fans and car aficionados with a realistic racing simulator that embodies racing nirvana, so we are always on the hunt for the next hot ride. We continue to be blown away by the quality of the vehicles that are submitted to the Gran Turismo Awards each year and are excited to add the 1969 Chevy Camaro to our list of distinguished winners and to the Gran Turismo franchise.”
I’ve gotta say that they made a great choice. I’ve always had a personal love for old Muscle cars and tend to try and play them in racing games even if they’re not the best choice. They’re the coolest choice, and that’s more important; style over substance.