Car Dealer Magazine is the UK’s leading motor trade website providing daily news and features for car industry professionals.
The brand started life as a glossy motor trade magazine which published 145 printed editions, before transforming into a totally digital brand in March 2020.
Since then, publication of the magazine has been digital and the website has grown to extraordinary levels as motor trade professionals seek out the latest news and information.
A team of writers produce the leading motor trade content for the website every day. You can join our breaking news WhatsApp groups by sending us a message in the contact us box below, join our email list to get our daily briefings here, or visit the website regularly as it’s updated every day.
To find the digital issues of the magazine you can click the Latest Issue tab at the top of this page.
Car Dealer Magazine was founded by James Baggott in 2008 and is published independently by Blackball Media, based in Gosport, Hants. Blackball Media is part of the Baize Group.
The magazine runs a number of events including CDX, the UK’s largest motor trade Expo, the Used Car Awards with Mike Brewer, and the Car Dealer Power Awards.
Car Dealer Magazine has a large variety of advertising options for motor trade suppliers including on this busy website, on the Car Dealer Forum which boasts a huge number of active members and of course in the printed issue of Car Dealer Magazine.
For our latest media pack and information on any of our advertising options please contact a member of the Car Dealer team on (023) 9252 2434 and we’ll get the latest information to you.
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How to be a car dealer
Car Dealer Magazine has published a special guide for wannabe car dealers. Featuring help and advice from across the industry the special one-off publication gives those looking to step into the car dealer business the help and advice they will need to do it. From selling at home, to finding your first site, to dealing with insurance and tax – the guide has it all. You can buy it online on Issuu here for £9.99.
Car Dealer Magazine back issues
Back issues of Car Dealer can be ordered from the Car Dealer team. Please Contact Us for the latest prices and availability.
All issues of Car Dealer are available to buy and view on Issuu.com – the online platform for magazines. These can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or phone. View our back catalogue of magazines here.
What is Blackball Media?
Blackball Media is a publishing company that specialises in the automotive industry. It publishes Car Dealer Magazine, hosts a number of events and provides car and motoring content to a large number of publishers and dealers.
Blackball Media is part of the Baize Group, which is part owned by PA Media, the national news agency and James Baggott.
Blackball Media Company Number: 6473855