SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay Motors, the largest online marketplace for buying and selling all things automotive, is once again opening the floor for enthusiasts to settle some of the greatest auto debates of all time. The second annual eBay Motors People's Picks is now underway, giving car lovers the chance to vote on the best cars, parts and accessories with an international audience. Voters are entered to win a trip to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, and $10,000 cash, just by participating.
"The People's Picks survey takes the age-old questions auto enthusiasts debate every day in their driveways and garage down the street to an international audience, which will hopefully help settle a few scores," said Famous Rhodes, Senior Director of eBay Motors. "With eBay Motors already bringing millions of enthusiasts together each month, People's Picks is a great way to drive additional conversations and uncover insights from the community of everyday auto experts and car fanatics."
Categories up for debate include the best American Muscle Cars, Motorsports, Import Tuner, Super Cars, Trucks, Four Wheeler/Off Road, Classic European, Motorcycles, Cars in Culture, and Modern Foreign and Domestic. Auto brands in the running for People's Picks can easily integrate the survey into their Facebook pages and websites to inspire their respective loyal fan bases.
"It was truly an honor to be so highly thought of by auto enthusiasts on an international level," said Christi Edelbrock, Vice President of Business Development at Edelbrock LCC, which won "Favorite Muscle Car Bolt On Brand" and "Favorite Intake Manifold" in last year's competition. "We pride ourselves on the quality and performance of our products, and as such look forward to defending our titles against some very formidable competition this year."
New this year: participants can vote via the eBay Motors iPhone app. By doing so, car buffs instantly enter to win one of the two iPad 2 tablets eBay Motors is giving away each week during People's Picks.
An extension of the eBay Motors online experience, the iPhone app also includes the 'My Garage' feature, allowing consumers to customize parts searches for specific vehicles, share project and dream cars, as well as chart/share modifications on their own vehicles. More than 90,000 parts and 2,000 vehicles are purchased globally via eBay Mobile apps.
People's Picks 2011 will run through September 30, 2011. The winners of the survey will be announced at the SEMA Show in November. For further details and official sweepstakes rules, please visit http://pages.ebay.com/ebaymotors/vote/officialrules.html
A full list of last year's People's Picks winners can be found here: http://garage.motors.ebay.com/voteresult.
About eBay Motors
eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc., is the Internet's largest marketplace for buying and selling all things automotive. The site offers everyday cars for everyday drivers, as well as collector cars, motorcycles, auto parts and accessories. eBay Motors is consistently ranked the first or second most visited automotive site on the web according to ComScore* (April 2011).
*Data first quarter 2011
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