INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dealernews, the premier business-to-business magazine covering powersports retailing, announces the 2003 winners of the Top 100 Awards, the industry's largest, longest running and most prestigious store design and marketing awards program. The Top 100 competition, now in its 12th year, recognizes dealerships across North America for retail design and merchandising approaches.
"North America's motorcycle dealers aren't taking a back seat to anyone when it comes to world-class store design," says Dealernews Editor-in-Chief Robin Hartfiel. "One look at this year's winning dealerships proves that the powersports industry can hold its own when it comes to cutting-edge retail designs and merchandising techniques."
Gregoire Sport of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Quebec, Canada, took home top honors as this year's Grand Prize Winner. Other special winners include Iron Pony Motorsports Superstore, Columbus, Ohio (Best Exterior); Route 66 Harley-Davidson of Tulsa, Okla. (Best Use of a Theme); and Moto Strada, Cockeysville, Md. (Best Use of Space).
Top 100 retailers were honored at a reception Feb. 14 in Indianapolis. Winning entries also were showcased during the 35th Annual Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, held last weekend at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome. The list of this year's Top 100 winners will be published in the March 2003 issue of Dealernews and commemorated in a special Top 100 Yearbook to be published in July.
Dealernews is the official sponsor and organizer of The Top 100 Program. Participating industry sponsors include M2R Helmets, Motorcycle Stuff, EnerSys, Parts Unlimited, RK Racing Chain/Excel Rims, Royal Enfield and Universal Underwriters Group.