The Top 10 Automotive Blog ranking was last updated 22/02/2017.
Founded in 2009 by car enthusiast Adnan Ebrahim and maintained by a team of content writers based in London and New York, Car Throttle provides a multitude of videos including when a Cadillac representative accidentally clips a tram on a test drive, special footage from worldwide auto shows, and news and reviews to keep readers updated with the latest (and sometimes most absurd) motoring news.
Created by motorsports fan Tom Bellingham in 2010, wtf1 showcases the most amusing memes, videos, articles and viral fails – purely for amusement purposes. The F1 focussed blog updates motoring fans on the most shocking footage found online from test drives to the most shocking fails and crashes from on board footage and interviews. Wtf1 also hosts quizzes and provides news announcements for racing fans.
Known for providing expert advice, The Car Expert is the award-winning independent car buyers and advice guide. Created in 2011 by Stuart Masson, who is still the editorial director, the blog continues to secure its position as the top go-to guide on motoring. Providing information about manufacturers and features, comparisons, financial advice, and the latest news, The Car Expert takes away the stress from researching the market and provides an insightful hub for any gender or age.
4. Motor Verso
Motor Verso is a Birmingham based independent motoring site which caters to the most devoted of car-enthusiasts. Written by a team of motoring journalists who pick out the most interesting motoring news, projects and reviews to keep their community of fans engaged, and armed with their own in-house photographer, Motor Verso is a creative hub which assembles and presents a collection of motoring content from across the world.
Transport Evolved provides a range of content on different types of automobiles, including bikes, cars, hybrids and electric cars. The editorial team consists of a group of transport and environmental enthusiasts who cover breaking news stories about future technology, motoring and driving tips, and reviews of the latest releases of green and clean motors.
Covering a variety of cars ranging from the 1960 classics that have somehow slipped off the radar, to present day motors – Petrol Blog showcases the vehicles they love – but which seem to have been forgotten. Including guest blogs from other classic car experts, the blog provides reviews and in-depth breakdowns of cars including the Fiat Argenta and the MK1 Ford Mondeo. Aside from focusing on older models of cars, Petrol Blog also features reviews of new cars, providing lists of both the pros and cons.
Award-winning motoring blog, Take to the Road was launched in January 2015 by Niall Julian to focus on classic cars by filming them to attract ‘the attention they deserve’. Each car featured on the blog is hand-picked by Niall to guarantee that the most interesting cars and stories are showcased. As a classic car enthusiast since childhood, it’s no surprise that Niall runs and maintains the blog and his YouTube account himself, featuring the cars that he would one day want to own (or at least drive).
Drivewrite Automotive Magazine was created by freelance writer and motoring journalist Geoff Maxted to provide commentary and reviews on the world of motoring. Presenting well written pieces which engage his audience, Geoff covers the wide motoring market, bringing together information on electric cars, supercars, family cars, and motorsport.
Motoring news blog Motor Vision was created with an aim to provide readers with the latest motoring news, and is maintained by the team at family-run business, Grove & Dean. Motor Vision presents detailed reviews of the latest cars containing perfectly executed photography, and focuses on a wide variety of cars, from classic to supercars. The blog also features videos with highlights from shows and footage from manufacturers, helping readers to keep up to date with the latest developments.
10. FOXY Lady blog
Steph Savill set up FOXY Lady Drivers Club to help improve the information and service female drivers receive, after her step-daughter had a ‘bad garage experience’. The FOXY Lady blog provides female drivers with advice and guidance to help them when researching the market for a new car, garage, or instructor, and also provides tips on leasing, car reviews, safety and more. The blog also features industry spotlights to try and encourage more females to join the motor industry and celebrate the ones who work in it.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these automotive blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.