The Car Connection and Hyundai Announce Writing Contest: Automotive Writers Can Win a Trip to Cover the New York International Auto Show Winner With Best-Written Entry Will Travel to New York to Cover the Show

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Car Connection, the Internet's authority for car shoppers that reviews both cars and the best of the Web, together with Hyundai Motor America (http://www.hyundai.com), and the New York International Auto Show, are launching an automotive writing contest.  The contest winner will receive a trip to cover the auto show's media days in New York later this month.

The Car Connection is part of High Gear Media, a premium automotive digital media company publishing sites including Motor Authority, Green Car Reports, All Cars Electric, Family Car Guide, and All Car Tech.  The contest, sponsored by Hyundai and the New York International Auto Show, is open to visitors of High Gear Media's websites. The theme of the contest is:  "What is your all-time favorite auto show moment?"

High Gear Media's team of editors will pick the winner based on the quality of content submitted.  The winner's New York International Auto Show experience will include airfare and hotel for a trip (for two) to New York City and passes for the floor of the Auto Show.

The winner will also be paid by High Gear Media to write an article about the experience to be published on one of the company's web sites.

To enter, writers should submit their own original articles at http://www.highgearmedia.com/iwanttowrite.  Editors review all submissions for publication and will choose the best overall writing submitted as the winner. The contest remains open until 11:59 PST, April 11, 2011. Additional rules can be found on High Gear Media's website.

"Our focus is creating premium content experiences for each of our brands targeting key audiences looking for cars," said Matt Heist, CEO of High Gear Media. "We are always looking for new ways to find great writing talent and we're pleased to work with Hyundai and the New York International Auto Show to offer unique insider access for a talented, knowledgeable person."

"At Hyundai, we push the envelope in everything we do, from game-changing product innovation to industry-first marketing campaigns to new social media activities that build relationships with consumers," said Dan Bedore, national manager of social media and public relations for Hyundai Motor America. "Working with High Gear Media and the New York Auto Show on this activity is a new way to bring the whole auto show experience, not just Hyundai, to car fans."

About High Gear Media

High Gear Media is a premium automotive digital media company targeting key buyer and vehicle segments. High Gear Media's owned and operated network of premium automotive destinations have over 3.5 million visitors monthly and include its anchor site, TheCarConnection.com, luxury site, MotorAuthority.com, green and electric car sites, GreenCarReports.com and AllCarsElectric.com, a family site FamilyCarGuide.com, a car technology site, AllCarTech.com and social media site SocialCarNews.com. High Gear Media's editorial staff and over 350 contributors have written at publications such as Car and Driver, AOL Autos, AutoWeek, Automobile Magazine, and Wired. The company's content is syndicated to partners including Yahoo! Autos, Huffington Post, NASCAR.com, Discovery News, SpeedTV and The San Francisco Chronicle. High Gear Media is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and received its funding from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and DAG Ventures.

About Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com.

About the 2011 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)

Showcasing the latest automotive trends, the 2011 New York International Auto Show will unveil an extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. More than four floors of displays, including the new Javits Center North exhibition hall, will house nearly 1,000 stunning new 2011/2012 vehicles as well as sensational futuristic concept cars. NYIAS is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association.

Important Show Dates:


Press Preview

April 20 and April 21

Public Sneak Preview

April 22

Public Show Dates

April 22 – May 1



SOURCE High Gear Media, Inc.



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