eBay Motors, the No.1 online automotive marketplace worldwide, today announced the 2009 Motors Master Contest, designed to find America’s top vehicle enthusiast in four distinct categories. Winners earn the title of “Motors Master” in their category, receive a trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and receive an eBay Motors shopping spree.
eBay Motors will bring the top winner from each of the four categories to the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 4-7, where their winning project vehicle may be displayed for over 100,000 attendees to view at the largest automotive specialty performance products trade event in the world. Each winner also will receive a $2,500 eBay Motors shopping spree to buy parts and accessories for future projects at http://www.ebaymotors.com, where a part or accessory sells every second.
The top projects will be selected based on the entrants’ videos and their written descriptions of how they used eBay Motors to fuel their projects and why they should be chosen a 2009 Motors Master. The initial round of votes to determine the finalists in each category will be cast by members of the public who visit the site to rate the videos and view the entrants’ descriptions (based on a scale of one to five stars) along with a panel of expert judges. Expert judges from the automotive industry will review the Finalists’ submissions and determine the Grand Prize winner for each category. The celebrity judging panel experts will consist of:
• Famous Rhodes, director of eBay Motors
• Peter MacGillivray, vice president, events and communications, SEMA
• John Neff, editor-in-chief of Autoblog
• Paul Crowe, editor-in-chief of thekneeslider.com
• Rob Einaudi, editor-in-chief of CarDomain
Entrants will record a short video about their favorite car, truck or motorcycle project and explain why they would make the best do-it-yourself project expert for their category, and upload it to the Motors Master Web site at http://www.motorsmaster.ebaymotors.com Expert judges and the public will vote for the top entrants in the following categories:
• Muscle cars
• Off-road vehicles