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How to Submit Your Event

I have been listing Texas car shows and events for over a decade, starting with MOTOR Austin in 2007 and expanded statewide with MOTOR Texas in 2011.

Here's how to "Invite Texas to Your Car Show!TM"

For Smart Event Promoters

Smart event promoters understand the VALUE of each marketing channel. This short section gives you an overview of benefits of listing your event on MOTOR Texas.

The goal of marketing is to reach your exact target audience. That's what MOTOR Texas provides: 100% car enthusiasts looking for Texas car shows.

A huge percentage of our audience (about 75%) find MOTOR Texas via search engines (like Google).

By using search engines, they send a clear message: "don't waste my time." They don't want to spend hours searching for car shows scattered all over social media! Social media has some benefits (if you have put in the massive effort to build an audience), however it is also saturated with "relentless distractions" and many people are taking "mental health breaks" from social media.

Car enthusiasts want an easily accessible, trusted source, to quickly find the best car shows in Texas.

That trusted resource is MOTOR Texas.

This is a PREMIUM service (for FREE)! Why? When you submit your event to MOTOR Texas, you support our mission to promote a positive view of Texas car culture. And here are many more reasons:

  • Texas Proud. Texas made. Texas (auto enthusiast) owned.
  • Established in 2011 and 2008 (MOTOR Austin)!
  • You get access to our audience of THOUSANDS of car enthusiasts looking for TEXAS CAR SHOWS!
  • Your event IMMEDIATELY gets the benefit of all the years we have spent to build our audience.
  • We Help You Grow Your Event.
  • MOTOR Texas Ranks First Page Google Rankings.
  • Easy To Submit and Update.
  • No signup required! No password to remember.
  • You Get a Permanant Event Page (like an event billboard! The link never changes.).
  • Ability to automatically target Metro Areas (ATX, HOU, DFW...).
  • Fast and Mobile website design (by me!).

These are just some of the benefits you get when you list your event on MOTOR Texas.

READ all 16 reasons to list your event on MOTOR Texas and learn why it's a WIN/WIN to list your event on MOTOR Texas.

Event Submission Requirements

Please review ALL these requirements before submitting your event.

1. IMPORTANT: We may not list an event that does not have a dedicated website/page (or Facebook page) that is kept up-to-date with event status. Why? Our audience needs to verify the event details to make sure it wasn't rescheduled or cencelled!

2. Listing your event is FREE* for car clubs, city agencies, churches and annual events! For businesses, we allow 1 event submission per year, per business, FREE of charge.

3. I usually get events posted within 14 days of submission, however, no guarantees!

4. You AGREE to let us (and the rest of Texas) know if you cancel or postpone your event.

5. You AGREE to verify the event information after we post it.

6. Please understand that we reserve the right to NOT post your event if we feel it is not appropriate for this site.

Event Info Needed

eMail Submission Only.

Email to: motortexas.usa@gmail.com

Please submit event details in PLAIN TEXT within the email. Please do NOT send PDFs or Word documents.

  • Event Title
  • Start and end Date
  • City
  • Description - please keep it brief. Save the details for your website.
  • Link to event or website.
  • Flier Image (Optional, but highly recommended) - 1 Flyer Image (jpeg, png)

*Flier Image - If you submit a PDF file we will try to do a screen shot and convert it to a JPEG.

Tips for Best Results

Flier Tip: The best way to think about your MOTOR Texas event page is like a billboard advertisement. Here's is a great example of a "billboard style" flier.

Here are some of our tips for creating a good event description.

  • Keep it brief. Save the details for your website.
  • Include "Rain or Shine" or a "Rain Date" in your event description.
  • Is your event free for spectators? Say so! Make a clear a distinction between visitors and car show entries.
  • Are there bathrooms? Is it kid friendly? Is there food? Is there shade!
  • PLEASE! Because the Internet is full of old car show fliers, make sure to clearly post the date including the YEAR and the STATE your event is in. Just trust us on this one.
  • It's behind the Dairy Queen. If there's one DQ on Main St., thats cool. But consider that people from other towns might need clearer directions.
  • Make sure your website has the up-to-date information on your car show and new or revised flyers.
  • If you have a Facebook page AND a website, please make sure that BOTH are updated.
  • Put the link to your website on your flier.
  • Put contact info on your flier. Fliers have a life of their own. Yes, they tend to replicate from website to website to social media. That's a good thing! So, make sure to at least have the date, year, town, a website with the up-to-date info, and most important, your contact info!
  • Many festivals are guilty of this! If you have a multi-day event that INCLUDES a car show, please include the day and time of the car show. You will be rewarded in heaven!