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Ewards 2012 launched

Time 3:47 pm, September 29, 2012

Our search for the best automotive trade websites starts here – and we want to offer you a FREE place at our Ewards & Online Experts Conference.

The search for the best automotive trade websites is back on – but this year we’ve given the Car Dealer Ewards a twist. For the first time we’ll be handing out the gongs to the winners and highly commended firms at a special event.

Our Ewards & Online Experts Conference will be held at the Heritage Motor Museum – a Car Dealer Magazine event favourite – on October 24. There our judges will give delegates their advice on how to make the most money out of their websites. You’ll hear from our headline sponsors Autotorq.com first as well as our other judges.


These include experts from Google, Auto Trader, Razsor, Dianomi, Contact Advantage, The Auto Network, Autos On Show, Webzation and Trade Outs. All these firms will be handing out their expertise on the day as well as judging entries. After they have imparted their advice we will be handing out the coveted Ewards.

The event is free to attend and simply by turning up you will be in with your chance of winning an iPad 3 and an amazing Alfa Romeo bike worth more than £500. Anyone is free to attend the event to listen to the advice from our judges too – it’s not just for those that have been nominated.

However, for those that have been shortlisted, there will be an added bonus at the end of the event – the chance to win an Eward! We are looking for entries in the following categories:

1. Multi Franchised Dealer Website of the Year


2. Single Franchised Dealer Website of the Year

3. Independent Dealer Website of the Year

4. Car Supermarket Website of the Year

5. Car Manufacturer Website of the Year

6. Web Innovation of the Year

Entries need to be made via email to [email protected] by October 1. We need the website address for the entry, your contact details and why you think you should win.

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Our judges will also be nominating their favourite sites. Once the shortlist has been drawn up we will be putting the nominated sites to the public vote on our sister website MotorTorque.com. Here the public will get the chance to choose from the top three sites in each category and vote for the winner.

The winners will be revealed at our Ewards & Online Experts Conference on October 24. The day will start around 9am where delegates will be treated to coffee and pastries on arrival.

Our judges take to the stage at 9.30am, then there’s a second coffee break mid-morning, before a few more speeches. Then around lunchtime we move into the awards. Once these are handed out, delegates will be free to take a look around our exhibitors stands and enjoy a free buffet lunch. And included in the free ticket is entry to the museum which has a fantastic collection of classic cars for you to enjoy. We wish you luck!

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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