PistonHeads

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PistonHeads
PistonHeads logo.svg
Type of site
Automotive Website
OwnerCarGurus
Founder(s)David Edmonston
Websitewww.pistonheads.com
Alexa rankDecrease 9,392 (As of 27 January 2019)[1]
Launched1999
Current statusActive

PistonHeads is an online news site dedicated to the automotive industry. The site contains motoring related articles, used car classifieds, and an internet forum.

History[edit]

PistonHeads was founded in 1999 as a TVR website and was sold in January 2007 to the Haymarket Media Group by which point it encompassed all aspects of motoring.[2]

On 13 February 2004 the BBC television programme Look North broadcast a news item about alleged death threats made to speed safety campaigners on the PistonHeads website. A complaint was made to Ofcom that the item portrayed the website unfairly but the adjudication did not uphold this view.[3]

PistonHeads is also the title sponsor of the annual Performance Car Show, hosted alongside Autosport International, at the NEC in Birmingham.[4]

In 2019, PistonHeads was sold to CarGurus for an undisclosed amount.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pistonheads.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  2. ^ Haymarket acquires PistonHeads, haymarket.com, retrieved 2009-01-29
  3. ^ Adjudication - Complaint by Mr David Edmonston, on behalf of Petrolheads Limited (PDF), ofcom.org.uk, 2005-05-04, retrieved 2009-01-29
  4. ^ PistonHeads Show, pistonheads.com/show, retrieved 2012-12-07
  5. ^ Haymarket agrees sale of PistonHeads to CarGurus, pistonheads.com, retrieved 2018-12-06

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