3.4 Million Votes Cast in 2011 eBay Motors People’s Picks Poll – Winners Announced at SEMA Show
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Winning brands include BFGoodrich, Edelbrock, Ford, Garret, Honda, Jeep, Snap-On and others
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eBay Motors today announced the winners of the 2011 People’s Picks survey, the annual poll inviting enthusiasts to weigh in on all things auto, from best camshaft, to favorite ignition, to favorite muscle car - even the best movie car of all time. More than 3.4 million votes were cast in this year’s competition, 10 times the 2010 turnout. New this year, entrants had the opportunity to vote via mobile through the eBay Motors iPhone app.
“The automotive community has strong opinions not just on their favorite cars and trucks, but also on the brands that help them modify and customize those vehicles. People’s Picks ultimately shows that brands matter when it comes to enthusiasts.”
“This year’s massive voter turnout reflects the incredible passion of the auto community, something we fuel every day on eBay Motors, where people are buying auto parts literally every second,” said Famous Rhodes, senior director, eBay Motors. “The automotive community has strong opinions not just on their favorite cars and trucks, but also on the brands that help them modify and customize those vehicles. People’s Picks ultimately shows that brands matter when it comes to enthusiasts.”
The annual eBay Motors People’s Picks survey offered ten different voting categories: American Muscle Cars, Motorsports, Import Tuner, Super Cars, Trucks, Four Wheeler/Off Road, Classic European, Motorcycles, Cars in Culture, and Modern Foreign and Domestic. A selection of winners can be found below.
Winners in multiple categories this year include BFGoodrich, Edelbrock, Garret, Hooker and K&N. For movie buffs, Best Movie Car went to “Eleanor,” Nicolas Cage’s 1967 Shelby Mustang from the Gone in 60 Seconds remake.
PEOPLE’S PICKS 2011 SELECT WINNERS:
- Muscle Car
- Favorite muscle car of all time: Ford Mustang (followed by the Camaro and GTO)
- Favorite Bolt-On Brand: Edelbrock
- Favorite Super Charger: Roush
- Most tunable brand: Honda
- Favorite performance tire: Pirelli
- Favorite turbo charger: Garret
- Favorite exhaust header: Hooker
- Favorite tire brand: BFGoodrich
- 4X4/Off Road
- Best brand: Jeep
- $1000 to spend on aftermarket goes to: Lift Kit/Suspension
- Favorite tire: BFGoodrich
- Project Corner
- Best foundation for late model street rod: Ford Mustang
- Toughest part of a project: Body/Paint
- Favorite professional tool manufacturer: Snap-On
- Cars in Culture:
- Best movie car: 1967 Shelby Mustang (Eleanor) from Gone in 60 Seconds Remake
- Favorite racing series: NASCAR
- Greatest race in the world: Le Mans (followed by the Daytona 500 and Indy 500)
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).
About eBay Inc.
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is about enabling commerce. We do so through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, which allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments; and through GSI, which facilitates ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises. X.commerce brings together the technology assets and developer communities of eBay, PayPal and Magento, an ecommerce platform, to support eBay Inc.’s mission of enabling commerce. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.