The World Car of the Year (WCOTY) (French: Prix mondial de la Voiture de l'année) is an automobile award selected by a jury of 48 international automotive journalists from 22 countries. Cars considered must be sold in at least five countries on at least two continents prior to 1 January of the year of the award. The contest is a relatively new one, inaugurated in 2005 as a unified award similar to many of the continent- and nation-specific Car of the Year awards already given. Since 2006, awards for performance, green cars, and car design also given.
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“The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.”
—Francis William Bourdillon (18521921)
“If a man, cautious,
hides his limp,
Somebody has to limp it! Things
do it; the surroundings limp.
House walls get scars,
the car breaks down; matter, in drudgery, takes it up.”
—Robert Bly (b. 1926)
“We are playing with fire when we skip the years of three, four, and five to hurry children into being age six.... Every child has a right to his fifth year of life, his fourth year, his third year. He has a right to live each year with joy and self-fulfillment. No one should ever claim the power to make a child mortgage his today for the sake of tomorrow.”
—James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)