What Happens on Instragram Could Win You a Trip to Vegas, Courtesy of Autobytel

  What Happens on Instragram Could Win You a Trip to Vegas, Courtesy of

   Leading car shopping, buying and owning website launches its “Take Me to
Vegas” photo contest; winner gets a trip for two to the 2013 SEMA Show in Las

2013 SEMA Show

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- October 2, 2013

Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL), the company dedicated to helping automotive
consumers and dealers connect online, today announced the launch of its ‘Take
Me to Vegas’ photo contest in search of the most popular photo of the hottest
car. The grand prize is a trip for two to the Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, November 5 – 7, 2013, with air
transportation and hotel accommodations. The SEMA show is the premier
automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

Following are contest highlights. For a full list of official contest rules,
visit www.autobytel.com/take-me-to-vegas/.

  *Instagram users are invited to post an original photo of what they think
    is the hottest car, using the hashtag #autobytel2vegas from now until
    11:59 p.m. PST on October 13, 2013.
  *Autobytel’s judges will then select the top 10 entries based on the
    originality, creativity, relevance to the theme, and overall appeal of the
    photo, and upload them to the Autobytel Facebook page
    (www.facebook.com/autobytel) for public voting.
  *Voting on the Autobytel Facebook page begins at 2:00 p.m. PST on October
    16, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on October 22, 2013.
  *The photo that receives the most valid votes at the Autobytel Facebook
    page will be chosen the winner of a three-day trip for two to the SEMA
    trade show in Las Vegas (November 5 – 7, 2013).
  *The company is also awarding gift card prizes (from $200 to $25) to the
    2^nd through 10^th place finalists.

“Car customization is hugely popular, and so is the SEMA Show which attracts
more than 50,000 trade professionals every year,” said Jeffrey Coats,
President and CEO of Autobytel Inc. “We’re excited to see photos that showcase
the hottest cars on the street and look forward to rewarding one lucky winner
with a ‘backstage pass’ to the industry’s most talked about trade event.”

More information about the Autobytel “Take Me to Vegas” contest, including
official contest rules, is available at www.autobytel.com/take-me-to-vegas/.
Must be 21+ to enter.

To access the company's leading automotive information, visit Autobytel.com or
watch exclusive new car videos, test drives and car reviews at Autobytel's
YouTube page.

About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc., an online leader offering consumer purchase requests, or
leads, and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and providing
consumers with the information they need to purchase new and used cars,
pioneered the automotive Internet when it launched its flagship website,
www.autobytel.com, in 1995. Autobytel continues to offer innovative products
and services to help consumers buy, and auto dealers and manufacturers sell,
more used and new cars. Autobytel has helped tens of millions of automotive
consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with
motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand
online. Through its flagship website, network of automotive sites and
respected online affiliates, Autobytel continues its dedication to innovating
the industry's highest quality Internet programs to provide consumers with a
comprehensive and positive automotive research and purchasing experience, and
auto dealers, dealer groups and auto manufacturers with some of the industry's
most productive and cost-effective customer referral and marketing programs.

Investors and other interested parties can receive Autobytel news releases and
invitations to special events by accessing the online registration form at


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