Dealernews announces the Top 100 Dealers of 2011

Publish Date: 
Dec 21, 2010
By Mary Slepicka

Dealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces the winners of the 20th Annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, the industry's largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition.

The 2011 Top 100 Awards competition is sponsored by Akrapovic Exhaust Systems, Kenda USA, and Manheim Specialty Auctions.

More than 35 states from coast to coast are represented in this year's Top 100. States with the highest number of winning dealerships are Ohio (nine), Texas (nine), and Missouri (six). A list of the 2011 Top 100 Dealers is provided here.

The powersports industry will come together Friday evening, Feb. 18, in Indianapolis to honor the Top 100 Class of 2011. The ceremony will reveal the 2011 Dealer of the Year, the Merit Award winners and other special awards. The event also will welcome back the Top 100 Dealers of the past 20 years.

The 2011 Top 100 Dealers will be showcased in a three-day gallery exhibit during the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, held Feb. 18-20 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Past award-winners and Dealers of the Year will be honored  in a Top 100 Hall of Fame exhibit in the Indiana Convention Center.

This year's winners also will be commemorated in the 2011 Top 100 Yearbook, to be published in March by Dealernews. An online gallery will be available starting in March at www.dealernews.com.

The Dealernews Top 100 Awards is a juried competition that recognizes powersports dealerships for their achievements in retail design and merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, customer service, community involvement and general business management. The 2012 competition will open for entries in June 2011.