LAS VEGAS - The Ford and Porsche/Piech families captured all but one of the five first-place awards, including the vehicle prize, at the Car of the Century awards here.
The Ford Model T was named Car of the Century, as 126 jurors from 32 nations - mostly journalists - gave it more votes than the four other finalists, all of which were from Europe. The Mini came second.
Henry Ford was selected Automotive Entrepreneur of the Century.
The Porsche/Piech family, which had two cars among the finalists for Car of the Century, took top honors in two categories.
Ferdinand Porsche, father of Volkswagen and Porsche, was voted Automotive Engineer of the Century.
His grandson Ferdinand Piech was named Car Executive of the Century for his work in resurrecting and rebuilding Volkswagen AG.
In the final category, Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign was named Car Designer of the Century, from among five finalists, all Italian.
Selecting the Car of the Century took three years.
Jurors included Edward Lapham, executive editor of Automotive News in the USA, plus Automotive News Europe correspondents Luca Ciferri in Italy and Guillermo Lira in Mexico.