emap usa's MOTOR TREND Delivers Advance Video Coverage of New York International Automobile Show

Ongoing Online Coverage Begins Wednesday, April 11 at motortrend.com



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from emap usa

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- emap usa's MOTOR TREND, the world's
 #1 automotive authority, will provide advance news coverage of the New York
 International Automobile Show from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in
 New York City.  Beginning late Wednesday, automotive enthusiasts worldwide
 will have instant access to the latest news and images from New York's most
 prestigious automotive event with continuous online coverage at
 www.motortrend.com.
     Hosted in part by automotive celebrity C. Van Tune, MOTOR TREND
 Editor-In-Chief, and Jeff Bartlett, MOTOR TREND Online Editorial Director, the
 exclusive news coverage will include reports from the industry's most
 anticipated press conferences, where major manufacturers unveil their latest
 line of new and concept vehicles.  Through an arrangement with Apple Computer,
 Inc., Online Producer Jay McCarthy will direct video news reports featuring
 daily coverage utilizing QuickTime video uploaded from the show floor, in
 addition to photos and narrative.
     The coverage will provide details on the introduction of several North
 American models including the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Jaguar X-Type sedan,
 and Nissan Altima.  Significant world debuts include the production Acura RSX,
 U.S.-bound Honda Si, more powerful Infiniti I35 and Nissan Maxima, and
 Mitsubishi Lancer.  The news team will also cover intriguing concept cars such
 as the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, Lincoln MK 9, and Suzuki Z-Treme.
     Additional news coverage will be available on Motor Trend Radio, Motor
 Trend Television and in a future issue of Motor Trend magazine.
     "Sixty-five percent of the people who are in the market to purchase a
 vehicle are using the Internet to help them in their buying decision.  MOTOR
 TREND has been a trusted brand that can help them both online and offline with
 quality automotive information," said John Cobb, President,
 automotive/motorcycle, emap digital usa.
     "Covering events like the New York show online allows the MOTOR TREND
 editors to share the experience with our readers, bringing them along for a
 guided tour before the doors even open to the public," said Jeff Bartlett,
 MOTOR TREND Online Editorial Director.  "No new car shopper or automotive
 enthusiast can resist the allure of exciting new models and stunning concept
 vehicles.  With motortrend.com, the cars and trucks of tomorrow are just a
 mouse click away."
 
     Motor Trend, founded in 1949, has a circulation of 1.26 million with a
 readership of 6.6 million.  Internationally recognized as the world's #1
 automotive authority, Motor Trend is one of the leading brands in the emap usa
 group of publications.  The brand comprises Motor Trend en Espanol, Motor
 Trend Television (a monthly nationwide program on Speedvision), Motor Trend
 Radio Magazine and Motor Trend Weekend (two 2-hour syndicated weekend
 programs), the more than 18 world-renowned Motor Trend international auto
 shows, the much-coveted Motor Trend (Car, Sport/Utility and Truck) of the Year
 awards program, and Motor Trend Online (www.motortrend.com) which boasts over
 18,000,000 page views with over 500,000 unique visitors.
     A targeted media company that successfully brings together active
 consumers and advertisers, emap usa (www.emapusa.com) is a division of Emap
 plc (www.emap.com), one of the world's foremost media groups. emap usa
 produces a full complement of multimedia properties including: 60 monthly and
 bimonthly magazines; radio and television programming; Web sites; and
 50 consumer and trade events.  Marketing services include an extensive
 database with 22 million names; licensing; custom publishing and proprietary
 research.  The company is home to some of the most exciting and famous media
 brands in the world, including: Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Teen, FHM, Gravity,
 Surfer, Hunting, Skin Diver, Photographic, Stereophile, Motorcyclist and
 4-Wheel & Off-Road.
 
     CONTACT:  SSA Public Relations
               New York:  Blanche Frankel, Robin Lawson, (212) 679-4750
               Los Angeles:  John Russel, Ted Anderson, (818) 501-0700
 
 

SOURCE emap usa
    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- emap usa's MOTOR TREND, the world's
 #1 automotive authority, will provide advance news coverage of the New York
 International Automobile Show from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in
 New York City.  Beginning late Wednesday, automotive enthusiasts worldwide
 will have instant access to the latest news and images from New York's most
 prestigious automotive event with continuous online coverage at
 www.motortrend.com.
     Hosted in part by automotive celebrity C. Van Tune, MOTOR TREND
 Editor-In-Chief, and Jeff Bartlett, MOTOR TREND Online Editorial Director, the
 exclusive news coverage will include reports from the industry's most
 anticipated press conferences, where major manufacturers unveil their latest
 line of new and concept vehicles.  Through an arrangement with Apple Computer,
 Inc., Online Producer Jay McCarthy will direct video news reports featuring
 daily coverage utilizing QuickTime video uploaded from the show floor, in
 addition to photos and narrative.
     The coverage will provide details on the introduction of several North
 American models including the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Jaguar X-Type sedan,
 and Nissan Altima.  Significant world debuts include the production Acura RSX,
 U.S.-bound Honda Si, more powerful Infiniti I35 and Nissan Maxima, and
 Mitsubishi Lancer.  The news team will also cover intriguing concept cars such
 as the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, Lincoln MK 9, and Suzuki Z-Treme.
     Additional news coverage will be available on Motor Trend Radio, Motor
 Trend Television and in a future issue of Motor Trend magazine.
     "Sixty-five percent of the people who are in the market to purchase a
 vehicle are using the Internet to help them in their buying decision.  MOTOR
 TREND has been a trusted brand that can help them both online and offline with
 quality automotive information," said John Cobb, President,
 automotive/motorcycle, emap digital usa.
     "Covering events like the New York show online allows the MOTOR TREND
 editors to share the experience with our readers, bringing them along for a
 guided tour before the doors even open to the public," said Jeff Bartlett,
 MOTOR TREND Online Editorial Director.  "No new car shopper or automotive
 enthusiast can resist the allure of exciting new models and stunning concept
 vehicles.  With motortrend.com, the cars and trucks of tomorrow are just a
 mouse click away."
 
     Motor Trend, founded in 1949, has a circulation of 1.26 million with a
 readership of 6.6 million.  Internationally recognized as the world's #1
 automotive authority, Motor Trend is one of the leading brands in the emap usa
 group of publications.  The brand comprises Motor Trend en Espanol, Motor
 Trend Television (a monthly nationwide program on Speedvision), Motor Trend
 Radio Magazine and Motor Trend Weekend (two 2-hour syndicated weekend
 programs), the more than 18 world-renowned Motor Trend international auto
 shows, the much-coveted Motor Trend (Car, Sport/Utility and Truck) of the Year
 awards program, and Motor Trend Online (www.motortrend.com) which boasts over
 18,000,000 page views with over 500,000 unique visitors.
     A targeted media company that successfully brings together active
 consumers and advertisers, emap usa (www.emapusa.com) is a division of Emap
 plc (www.emap.com), one of the world's foremost media groups. emap usa
 produces a full complement of multimedia properties including: 60 monthly and
 bimonthly magazines; radio and television programming; Web sites; and
 50 consumer and trade events.  Marketing services include an extensive
 database with 22 million names; licensing; custom publishing and proprietary
 research.  The company is home to some of the most exciting and famous media
 brands in the world, including: Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Teen, FHM, Gravity,
 Surfer, Hunting, Skin Diver, Photographic, Stereophile, Motorcyclist and
 4-Wheel & Off-Road.
 
     CONTACT:  SSA Public Relations
               New York:  Blanche Frankel, Robin Lawson, (212) 679-4750
               Los Angeles:  John Russel, Ted Anderson, (818) 501-0700
 
 SOURCE  emap usa