This is the official “Allpar Biggest Blunder Contest” kickoff page. Blunders will be rated by a panel of judges, yet to be selected, on the basis of: Damn, that’s a big screwup! Wow, how long has that been there? Really, nobody noticed that!?? We will have honorable mentions for: Unfinished pages Repeating urban legends Technical foul-ups Odd illustrations/photo choices (usually these are the result of desperation, not errors) Pages with lots and lots of mis-spellings Using future tense for cars that have not only made it into production, but also left production Bad links After we have blunders ranked and rated, the big winner will get a choice of one item from each category of prize. The prizes are, I admit, mostly symbolic. I might go so far as to order a trophy if someone really goes above-and-beyond. After that, each person can choose their favorite prize until they are gone, with one exception: people with really high shipping costs may be asked to take lighter-weight prizes. (Australia and New Zealand, I’m looking at you!) The prize list so far: Allpar gear: There is one jacket (L), one nice embroidered-Allpar-logo polo shirt in XXL, and one in 5XL. Chrysler memorabilia: Jeep ashtray (obviously used but cleaned) Used copy of Common Sense Not Required New, sealed, pricey copy of The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins 2015 Ram Laramie Limited press kit (leather-ish case, color booklet) Fiat 500X press kit (booklet in neat binding with foam rubber X) 2015 Dodge Charger presentation notes with some blank pages (press handout) Miscellaneous (books are used) Ad-free membership status for one year Motivation Through the Work Itself: how Volvo’s quality was transformed in the 1960s by changing the way they made cars. I highly recommend this book. Why trade it in? and How to get along with your car, amusing period pieces from 1974 and 1976 The practical handbook of car care and repair, 1971 On a clear day you can see General Motors: John DeLorean’s ghost-written autobiography, quite a tell-all about GM’s internal management with some comments on Ford and Chrysler CONTEST RULES. Allpar has the final say on what we consider to be a blunder, a valid entry, etc. Winners must provide mailing addresses to get prizes; we will provide a GPG protected email address for that. We will obey all state and Federal laws governing such contests. Blunders cannot be in the forums, news or news archives, or 200,000 Mile Club. Purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions do not increase chances of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest begins today and ends on February 24, 2017. Winners will be notified from February through March 30, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If we are unable to contact a winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.