• Name: Gerhard Kuntschik Country: Austria Capital: Vienna Population: 8,602,112 Auto Park: 350,000
  • Name: Xavier Daffe Country: Belgium Capital: Bruxelles Population: 11,239,755 Auto Park: 482,939
  • Name: Ilia Seliktar Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 7,364,570 Auto Park: 3,5 mil.
  • Name: Ozren Adamović Country: Croatia Capital: Zagreb Population: 4,284,889 Auto Park: 1,968,370
  • Name: Petros Soutzis Country: Cyprus Capital: Nicosia Population: 1,141,166 Auto Park: 900,000
  • Name: Vladimir Rybecky Country: Czech Republic Capital: Prague Population: 10,538,275 Auto Park: 5,060,360
  • Name: Mikkel Thomsager Country: Denmark Capital: Copenhagen Population: 5,700,000 Auto Park: 2,278,000
  • Name: Tommi Petteri Lempinen Country: Finland Capital: Helsinki Population: 5,300,000
  • Name: Alexandra Legendre Country: France Capital: Paris Population: 66,616,416 Auto Park: 33,000,000
  • Name: Ioannis Stavropoulos Country: Greece Capital: Athens Population: 10,815,197
  • Name: Robert van Ginneken Country: Holland Capital: Amsterdam Population: 16,491,852 Auto Park: 8,230,000
  • Name: Gábor Szécsényi Country: Hungary Capital: Budapesta Population: 9,877,365 Auto Park: 3,000,000
  • Name: Jutta Bernhard Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 82,000,000 Auto Park: 45,800,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Alessio Viola Country: Italy Capital: Rome Population: 60,795,612 Auto Park: 36,900,000
  • Name: Krumislav Barzov Country: Macedonia Capital: Skopje Population: 2,058,539 Auto Park: 400,000
  • Name: Anthony Alfred Darmanin Country: Malta Capital: Valletta Population: 425,000 Auto Park: 310,000
  • Name: David Andersen Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 4,632,000
  • Name: Szczepan Mroczek Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 38,437,239 Auto Park: 23,000,000
  • Name: Rui Pedro Reis Country: Portugal Capital: Lisbon Population: 10,427,301 Auto Park: 4,480,000
  • Name: Dan Vardie Country: Romania Capital: Bucharest Population: 19,942,642 Auto Park: 6,270,615
  • Name: Petr Menshikh Country: Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143,975,923
  • Name: Mladen Alvirović Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrad Population: 7,209,764 Auto Park: 2,200,000
  • Name: Rudolf Karpat Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,415,949 Auto Park: 2,725,538
  • Name: Matjaz Korošak Country: Slovenia Capital: Ljublijana Population: 2,061,085 Auto Park: 1,100,000
  • Name: Joan Dalmau Country: Spain Capital: Madrid Population: 46,464,053 Auto Park: 855,308
  • Name: Alrik Söderlind Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 9,775,572 Auto Park: 4,495,473
  • Name: Markus Rutishauser Country: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population: 8,306,200 Auto Park: 4,503,339
  • Name: Okan Altan Country: Turkey Capital: Ankara Population: 77,695,904 Auto Park: 14,500,000
  • Name: Richard Aucock Country: United Kingdom Capital: London Population: 64,511,000 Auto Park: 28,000,000
  • Name: Oleg Vasylevskyi Country: Ukraine Capital: Kiev Population: 44,291,413 Auto Park: 9,000,000

Autobest Press Release – 28 February 200108 / 12 / 2010

Motoring journalists from 9 emerging countries of Europe established “AUTOBEST” award for passenger’s cars.
Five other new awards will prize the efforts of automotive industry, media and motorsport in the region
(February 28-th, 2001)

Journalists from nine emerging countries of Europe established “AUTOBEST among emerging countries” association in order to award the achievement of automotive industry in the region. “AUTOBEST of 2002” will the very first prize to be released end of November this year.

The “AUTOBEST” award is designed for the emerging countries of Europe, ranking the most suitable passenger cars for the needs of the population in the region. The jury will focus on the sensitive issues like price, service and spare parts availability and distribution network. The performance, handling, technical devices, new technologies are coming second in the jury members attention. It might be an excellent new product full of new technologies but far to expensive for the most of the customers in this region. “AUTOBEST” may be seen as a guide for a big number of people looking to buy an affordable but still modern car.

Five other awards will prize the efforts of automotive industry, media and motorsport among the emerging markets:

“COMPANYBEST” – award for the industrial efforts of the automotive industry among the emerging markets of Europe.

“MANBEST” – award for the top executives setting as a strategic priority this region.

“ECOBEST” – award is designed to applause the efforts to protect the environment of the region in any imaginable way by the automotive operators among the emerging markets.

“SPORTSBEST” – award, which the association is intending to give to any personality or company with outstanding results in motorsport, reached for the countries in the region of the emerging markets.

“MEDIABEST” – award for the best motoring journalists or media channel with contributions for the development of motoring press among the emerging markets.

At the moment of the establishing of the association, 9 countries are represented by one motoring journalist: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Macedonia former Republic of Yugoslavia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey,Yugoslavia. The association is open for journalists from all the countries in the European region defined as Emerging Markets.

The first festivity will take place in Bucharest, Romania in the second part of November 2001. The future festivities will be placed in other countries represented in the jury.

Dan Vardie, motoring journalist of Romania was elected the Chairman of the AUTOBEST association and Jury. Davor Kindy from Croatia is AUTOBEST secretary and Ilya Seliktar from Bulgaria is the treasurer.