Missing the Tournament? How about cars facing off?

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In the absence of the NCAA basketball tournament this year, ClassicCars.com offers its own bracket challenge, a competition in which at its completion we’ll have crowned the inaugural champion of the ClassicCars.com Future Collector Car Tournament of Champions and hopefully provided enough conversation and debate along the way to help guide us through these gloomy and uncertain times.

Here’s the deal, based on vibrancy and search data gathered through ClassicCars.com visitor engagement, we’ve compiled a list of the top 32 future collector cars and have randomly matched those cars up in a tournament-styled bracket for five knockout rounds.

You, the reader, are encouraged to vote for your favorites in each matchup. However, the winner of each matchup ultimately will be chosen by our editorial staff who will explain their reasoning behind each winner of each matchup. Needless to say, we’re preparing for the impending backlash.

Each Wednesday and Friday, we will announce matchup winners through Monday, March 30, when we will announce and crown the champion of the ClassicCars.com Future Collector Car Tournament of Champions. With the random nature in which the first-round matchups were chosen, we are looking forward to seeing some surprises and upsets.

Feel free to agree or disagree with us. As always, we look forward to your comments.

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Here are the first-round matchups …

Nissan 200SX vs. Ford Mustang Fox Body

Ferrari 599 vs. McLaren 720S

Porsche 964 vs. A90 Supra

Ford Taurus SHO vs. Subaru GC8

Dodge Demon vs. VW Golf R

Lamborghini Murcielago Gated Manual vs. R35 GTR

Ferrari 458 vs. Lexus ISF

Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Lamborghini Aventador

Mazda RX-7 vs. Dodge Hellcat

997 Porsche GT2RS vs. Lamborghini Huracan

991.2 GT3RS vs. Toyota MR2

McLaren 620R vs. BMW M2

Corvette ZR1 vs. BMW 2002

Porsche Carrera GT vs. Dodge Viper

Cadillac CTS-V vs. MKIV Supra

Mitsubishi Eclipse (2nd Gen) vs. R34 Skyline
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Tom Stahler is the Managing Editor of the ClassicCars.com Journal. Tom has a lifelong love of cars and motor racing – beginning with the 1968 USRRC race at Road America, in a stroller, at eight months of age. His words, photos and broadcasts can can be found on a myriad of media. He has won the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award and a Gold Medal in the International Automotive Media Awards.

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