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The World Cup of Classic Cars

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 25: It’s a question we ask ourselves every four years: who would win a football-derived international classic car tournament?We don’t mean having a kickaround with classic cars. That would be silly. No, we’re talking about a competition that pits countries against one another in a battle of motoring heritage – where their respective starting elevens are made up of that nation’s automotive history, from mainstream makes to obscure manufacturers.Can Poland, with its plucky Polski Fiat, topple Germany's arsenal of legendary marques? Can Uruguay, with its cities full of classics, clinch a shock win over the manufacturing might of Australia? And, with big hitters Italy and the USA out of the running, can some automotive upstart claim the crown?You don't have to wait until 15 July to find out: here's the inaugural Classic Car World Cup – based on the entrants to this year’s footballing equivalent.

Which motoring nation will lift this fabled trophy?

It’s a question we ask ourselves every four years: who would win a football-derived international classic car tournament?

We don’t mean having a kickaround with classic cars. That would be silly. No, we’re talking about a competition that pits countries against one another in a battle of motoring heritage – where their respective starting elevens are made up of that nation’s automotive history, from mainstream makes to obscure manufacturers.

Can Poland, with its plucky Polski Fiat, topple Germany's arsenal of legendary marques? Can Uruguay, with its cities full of classics, clinch a shock win over the manufacturing might of Australia? And, with big hitters Italy and the USA out of the running, can some automotive upstart claim the crown?

You don't have to wait until 15 July to find out: here's the inaugural Classic Car World Cup – based on the entrants to this year’s footballing equivalent.

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