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Win tickets to Motorcycle Live!

Fancy going to the UK’s biggest and best bike show? Well here’s your chance. We’ve got 2 pairs of all-inclusive day tickets to give away – giving you access to all of the latest bikes, clothes and accessories as well as non-stop entertainment from some of the biggest names in the biking world.

Do you think life’s better on 2 wheels? Then here’s how to enter our Twitter competition…

We have 2 pairs of tickets up for grabs which can be used any day between Saturday 24th November and Sunday 2nd December, so make sure you enter to get your hands on this fantastic prize!

Remember we’ll be direct messaging the winners on Twitter so you have to be following us in order to organise delivery of your prize!

Hurry competition closes tomorrow at midday…

 

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Win tickets to Top Gear Live at the NEC

Fancy joining Clarkson, May and Hammond at the ultimate Top Gear event? Well here’s your chance… we’ve got tickets for Top Gear Live at the NEC in Birmingham and we’re giving them away to our Twitter followers.

To enter:

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There are 9 pairs of tickets up for grabs – a limited selection of show times and dates are available for the Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October (these will be allocated to winners on a first come first served basis – so make sure you’re free!).

Remember we’ll be direct messaging the winners on Twitter so you have to be following us in order to organise delivery of your prize!

Hurry competition closes Thursday 18th October at 3pm…

 

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Arnold Clark Real Sale iPad giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of their Real Sale, our friends at Arnold Clark have provided an Apple iPad 2 to give away to our fans. Simply visit our Facebook page to enter.

The Arnold Clark Real Sale runs from Monday 26th December and offers real choice and real savings. With over 10,000 cars available from 145 Arnold Clark dealerships throughout the UK – you’re bound to find a car deal that suits you!

The man himself, Sir Arnold Clark, Chairman and Chief executive said, “with huge savings on over 10,000 vehicles, customers are guaranteed to pick up a bargain. Couple these amazingly low prices with low finance rates, quick delivery on all vehicles, drive away insurance and ACCIST, the complimentary accident service and Arnold Clark has the perfect motoring package.”

So if you’re looking to buy a new car, visit your local Arnold Clark branch or check out their website for your nearest branch and search over 10,000 cars, before incredible savings accelerate away!

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Auto’s Christmas Crackers Competition!

We love Christmas at Auto Trader and when we’re in the festive spirit we conjure up competitions that would make a reformed Scrooge look stingy.

Today we launched our brand new competition, Auto’s Christmas Crackers, an interactive treasure hunt to win a host of mystery prizes. We’ll be sharing two cryptic clues on our Facebook page and Twitter feed as well as our brand new Google + page every day, to guide our online community to the Christmas crackers hidden throughout the Auto Trader website.  Every cracker the players find will increase their chances of winning anything from cash rewards to a brand new Amazon Kindle.
The competition encourages fans to work together to solve the clues, encouraging community interaction, problem sharing and solving. The campaign enables participants to engage with Auto Trader’s search functionality and broadens Auto Trader’s appeal to new audiences through publishing exciting content, relevant even to those not yet looking to buy a new car.
Ian MacDonald, Head of Consumer Marketing at Auto Trader said: “Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter offer a wealth of benefits to marketers, one of which is their real-time nature. We have seen great success from leveraging this to delight UK consumers with engaging, interactive, real-time treasure hunts which also encourage users to sample how easy our site is to use, when searching for a new or used car.”


Auto’s Christmas Crackers follows on from last year’s social media campaign, ‘Golden Keys’, which saw over 1.6 million searches carried out on the site to hunt down the winning keys. The competition is running every day from the 13th December until the 22nd December.

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Win tickets to Top Gear Live in London

Fancy joining Clarkson, Hammond and May at the ultimate Top Gear event and see The Stig unleashed on an indoor track? Well we’ve got some spare tickets for Top Gear Live at the ExCel in London and we’re pleased to announce we’re giving them away to our Twitter followers.

Just make sure you:

  • Follow @AutoTrader_UK on twitter
  • & retweet our competition invite to enter.

There are 20 pairs of tickets up for grabs – a limited selection of show times and dates are available from Friday 25th November to Sunday 27th November (these will be allocated to winners on a first come first served basis – so make sure you’re free!).

Remember we’ll be direct messaging the winners on Twitter so you have to be following us in order to organise delivery of your prize!

Just make sure your tweet contains our Twitter name (@AutoTrader_UK so we can track you as a contestant) and a link to this blog post (of which  is a short version) and include the hashtag #ATcomp

Competition closes Monday 21st November at midday

 

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Auto Trader’s Greatest Road Trips!

Everybody loves a road trip but what makes one truly great? Auto Trader asked their Facebook fans and 68% of the respondents said it’s about the people you go with.

To celebrate the launch of The Greatest New Car Showroom in the www, Auto Trader has created three of The Greatest Road Trips for you to win and, most importantly, to share the experience with your friends.

Road tripping isn’t about the beginning or the end; it’s experiencing everything in between. So each trip has its own unique personality and is packed full of activities from a helicopter flight over the French Riviera, to a Polish city tour in a quirky Trabant car, and a ride aboard camels to ascend the Erg Chebbi dunes of Morocco.

Whether you’re an off-road adventurer, a fun-loving backpacker or a seaside sophisticate there’s a road trip to suit you. And if that wasn’t enough we’re also giving away loads of spot prizes throughout the competition including an iPad, a Nintendo DS and a Kindle!

To find out which of Auto Trader’s Greatest Road Trips you are and to be in with a chance of winning it for you and three friends, visit our Facebook page today!

Auto Trader’s Greatest Road Trips:

  1. The Adventurer – Journey across the High Atlas Mountains, explore the winding streets of Marrakech and witness the sun setting over the Sahara desert.
  2. The Sophisticate – Sauntering down through the vineyards of France to try your luck in the Casino de Monte Carlo, and experience a stunning helicopter tour of the French Riviera.
  3. The Backpacker – Touring across Europe’s liveliest cities to experience the buzzing nightlife of Prague, inspiring art scene of Budapest, and iconic historical landmarks of Krakow.

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Win tickets to The Auto Trader Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod

The Auto Trader Easter Thunderball takes place on Friday 22nd to Monday 25th April 2011 at Santa Pod the home of European drag racing.

The Easter Thunderball opens the drag racing season but alongside the racing action comes a whole host of other exciting attractions. A huge variety of cars and bikes will be racing down the quarter mile including spectacular 300mph Top Fuel dragsters, wheelie cars and jet powered vehicles. 

Today we’re giving away 15 pairs of tickets in a Facebook fan free-for-all, so it’s first come first served. So don’t miss out and like us on Facebook today! We’ve given away all our free tickets but if you’re not one of our lucky winners you can still book tickets for this event at www.santapod.co.uk or call 01234 782828.

Our winners can expect monster trucks, stunt displays, freestyle motocross and street riders amongst other high octane entertainment.

For 2011 the first world tour of Evel Knievel’s most iconic memorabilia comes to The Auto Trader Easter Thunderball. Evel’s original motorcycles, famous jump leathers, personal memorabilia, unseen photos and untold stories will be exhibited. 

The event promises to be a true “motorsport extravaganza” both on and off the track.

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Win VIP tickets to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Snetterton

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship is one of the UK’s most exciting motor racing spectacles, with grids of mouth-watering sportscars such as the Mercedes SLS, Ferrari 458 and Audi R8.

On May 14 and 15, Britain’s premier endurance racing championship rumbles into Snetterton for the second round of 2011 and you could be there to see a field of flame-spitting musclecars use all their 500bhp.

We’re giving away a pair of weekend tickets including the full VIP treatment from Avon Tyres; with free food and drink in the official championship hospitality unit on Sunday, and the chance to walk the grid before the British GT Championship race.

You’ll also get to see Formula 1 stars of the future battle it out in the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, with drivers running wheel-to-wheel in what is acknowledged as the world’s toughest domestic single-seater championship.

Famous names including Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Jenson Button and Mark Webber all raced in the series on their way to the top of motorsport’s global ladder.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply email socialnetwork@autotrader.co.uk with your contact details and the answer to the following question:
Which driver has not competed in British F3?

a) Ayrton Senna

b) Mark Webber

c) Fernando Alonso

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Competition closes midday Friday 15th April 2011, and if you’re not our lucky winner you can book tickets for this event at www.motorsportvision.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000. Weekend tickets cost as little as £21 if booked in advance and children aged 12 and under get in free. 

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Win VIP tickets to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship is one of the UK’s most exciting motor racing spectacles, with grids of mouth-watering sportscars such as the Mercedes SLS, Ferrari 458 and Audi R8.

On April 23 and 25, Britain’s premier endurance racing championship rumbles into Oulton Park for the first round of 2011 and you could be there to see a field of flame-spitting musclecars use all their 500bhp.

We’re giving away a pair of weekend tickets including the full VIP treatment from Avon Tyres; with free food and drink in the official championship hospitality unit on Sunday, and the chance to walk the grid before the British GT Championship race.

You’ll also get to see Formula 1 stars of the future battle it out in the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, with drivers running wheel-to-wheel in what is acknowledged as the world’s toughest domestic single-seater championship.

Famous names including Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Jenson Button and Mark Webber all raced in the series on their way to the top of motorsport’s global ladder.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply email socialnetwork@autotrader.co.uk with your contact details and the answer to the following question.

In which county is Oulton Park?

a) Cheshire

b) Cumbria

c) Cambridgeshire

Competition closes midday Friday 18th March 2011, and if you’re not our winner you can book tickets for this event at www.motorsportvision.co.uk or call 0870 950 9000. Weekend tickets cost as little as £21 if booked in advance and children aged 12 and under get in free.

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Winner of Auto Trader’s ‘most useful’ owner review competition

Our competition giving away £1000 to each of the 10 ‘most useful’ reviews submitted to Auto Trader, came to a close last month. If you missed out, don’t worry, we’re currently running a brand new owner reviews competition giving away £500 to one random reviewer every day until the 31st March

It was tough whittling down all the entries we received but in the end Auto Trader’s editorial team worked with an extended panel of judges to decide which reviews were the most original, the most well written, and ultimately the most honest and useful reviews.

The overall winner was Michael B from Worcestershire for his review of his Ford S Max 2006. Like all of our 10 winners Michael won £1000 for his efforts and took his wife out for a nice dinner with the cash. As part of his prize, Michael is also due to join us for a day as a Auto Trader journalist very soon!

Check out Michael’s review of his 5-door automatic Ford S-MAX 2.0 TDCi Zetec, entitled Life with the big boy:

“We’ve kept this car for longer than any other, which says something. In the past we always had large 4×4’s but though we still need the room for dogs, grandchildren, guests etc, we no longer need the capability and expense of an off-roader. Spending much of our time abroad, we started looking at large estate cars capable of covering long distances with ease, economically. During our research we came across a host of rave press reviews for the then recently introduced S-Max and my wife persuaded me to take a test drive. The rest is history, as they say.

Expecting lumbering handling, I was amazed. With its smallish steering wheel, well laid out instruments, sports seating and infinitely variable driving position, it felt like a sports saloon, not an MPV. Its smooth ride and near silence made it a superb tourer. The specification we chose added to this long distance ability with automatic transmission, cruise control, excellent sound system, climate and cooling privacy glass.

The high seating position gives the driver maximum visibility and is perfect. The individual climate controls and adjustable seats front and rear, together with countless cubby holes, underfloor boxes and door pockets for gear stowage, make journeys a pleasure for passengers. We have never had so many complements paid a car by passengers, as the S-Max and not all of our passengers are human. Our two largish dogs love the size of the enormous rear load space and can’t wait to go for a ride in it!

Now three years old, apart from minor trim breakages (typically Ford) the S-Max has given no problems. At around 40 mpg, mostly in the hands of my wife for shopping and dog walking runs, it’s not bad for a large, heavy automatic. After 45000 miles the consumption is improving and it needs no oil between services. Tyre wear is a little high (we are now on the third set of front tyres) but this may in part be attributable to the twisty and abrasive roads where we live.

Dislikes? The lack of a spare wheel, though the Ford Assistance service served me well with a recent blow-out on a French motorway. Otherwise I can’t think of a single thing that bugs me. Perhaps more important than my feelings are my wife’s; she loves it.”

(Review date: 3rd December ’10)

Write a review of your car today to enter our brand new owner reviews competition giving away £500 to one random reviewer every day until the 31st March.

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