During our discussions about who the Personality of the Year nominees should be, Linhbergh summed up our objectives pretty well: "An automobile is just a cold hunk of metal at the end of the day. It takes the beating heart of a passionate personality to turn that hunk of metal into something with a soul." So it's time to have a look through our nominees and vote for your favourite!
Above: Kazuhiko "Smoky" Nagata
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Eric & Marc Koz of Twins Turbo Motorsport
Dino Dalle Carbonare