Another crazy year has come and gone and man, what a ride! Now in our second year here at Slam’d Mag, 2015 was a spectacular success as we saw major growth and photographed some really amazing rides from around the globe. We are fortunate enough to have the best automotive photographers in the game keeping Slam’d Magazine looking fresh and well ahead of the rest. Looking back, it’s quite amazing to see the eclectic mix of high-quality rides that we were able to capture from all over the U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada, Europe, and more.

The four categories our staff chose for the 2015 End of the Year (EOTY) awards were, Truck of the YearCustom of the YearCar of the YearShow of the Year, and People’s Choice (voted on by our readers via the various Slam’d social media outlets). We also had a vote to honor our staff Photographers and chose a Photographer/Photo of the Year (The Top 15 Photos from 2015 can be seen HERE).

We split this story into the six categories, each one can be seen here:
Truck of the Year Winner | Custom of the Year Winner | Car of the Year Winner | Show of the Year Winner | Photographer of the Year | People’s Choice Winner

So without further ado, here are your finalists voted on for the 2015 People’s Choice:

1. Truck of the Year – HERRERAD: Carlos Herrera’s 2008 GMC Sierra
Carlos Herrera – 2008 GMC Sierra

2. Custom of the Year – Vito Corleone Coupe: Mike Vito Sutton’s 1964 Cadillac
Mike Vito Sutton – 1964 Cadillac Coupe De Ville


3. Car of the Year – Sadistic Dreams: Ryan Marsh’s 2013 Honda Accord
Ryan Marsh – 2013 Honda Accord EX-L

4. Custom of the Year – Left Behind: Leonard Erdman’s 1953 Cadillac Coupe 
Leonard Erdman – 1953 Cadillac Coupe DeVille


5. Truck of the Year – Australia’s Finest: Michael Ellard’s 1992 Holden Rodeo
Michael Ellard – 1992 Holden Rodeo


6. Custom of the Year – The Green Mile: Toneman’s 1953 Chevy Coupe
Johnny Toneman – 1953 Chevy Coupe

7. Car of the Year – Built To Drive: The Dub Dynasty 1981 VW Caddy
Curtis Rider – 1981 VW Rabbit Pickup

8. Custom of the Year – Six-Fo: Japan’s Lowest 1964 Impala – Horizon ’64
Kamal Fernando – 1964 Chevrolet Impala


9. Truck of the Year – Stella: Doug Cerri’s 1957 Chevy 3100 Pickup
Doug Cerri – 1957 Chevy 3100 Pickup

Michael Ellard, Australia, 1992 Holden Rodeo: Australia’s Finest: Michael Ellard’s 1992 Holden Rodeo

With some fierce competition we put the vote to our readers and gave YOU the opportunity to chime in on your favorite feature ride from 2015. After more than 500 votes were tallied from our Slam’d Mag social media channels the “People’s Choice” for the 2015 Slam’d Mag Awards goes to the Australian-built mini of Michael Ellard! Shot by Avit “Toast Graphics” Chauhan, this is definitely one of the most detailed minitrucks EVER BUILT. And the people have spoken, congrats to everyone involved in this one-of-a-kind creation!