• 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

Dan Vardie RomaniaRomania

Personal Information

03.02.1964, Bucharest, Romania.

Country Represented

Romania. Population: 19,942,642.

Member of Autobest Jury

since 2000 – Founder.

Car Park

6,270,615 vehicles.



Owner of Caesar, Temporis and Auto Pro.

Motoring Media Career:

  • December 1993 – Launched “AUTOpro” car magazine, the first Romanian modern magazine after Berlin wall fall. Still published today, the most regarded automotive media brand of Romania
  • April 2000 – Launched “AUTOSHOW” , the first Romanian modern fortnightly car magazine
  • Mai 2001 – Launched “4 X 4” Relaunched in 2009 as “4 X 4 Crossover Lifestyle magazine”. The first European concept for a media content merging SUV/ crossover world with outdoor activities and products
  • May 2005 – Launched Romanian edition of “Quattroruotte”, the only joint ventures company established by Editoriale Domus outside Italy
  • December 2008“AUTOSHOW” and Romanian “Quattroruotte” magazines been sold to Burda Germany, the only transaction in the Romanian motoring media, when a German company paid for a media acquisition.
  • May 2014AUTO NEWS Host at EUROPA FM, a daily show at the most popular radio network. AUTONEWS is a part of a daily afternoon program, no 1 in audience in Romania. This radio activities is coming after successful other radio programs in the past such as “AUTOSHOW” at PRO FM and “AUTO Pro FM Club.” Producer of several TV car related news and shows.

Awards and Nominations / Professional Performances:

  • Mai 1996 – Founder President of APAR – The Romanian Motoring Press Association. Honorary Chairman of APAR since 2001
  • December 1998 – Founder of the “Romanian Car of the Year”. Since 2005 President of the Organizatoric Comitee and the Jury.
  • May 2000- Founder of “The 4 x 4 SUV of Romania”, “The 4 x 4 Off Roader of Romania” and “The 4 x 4 Pick up of Romania” competition reserved to vote the SUV’s of the year. Later was introduced “The 4 x 4 SUV Premium of Romania
  • September 2000 – Founder and Chairman of “AUTOBEST” Association.
  • 2008 – Member of International Engine of the Year Jury, representing Romania.


We are in front of a historical moment in our evolution. We are now extending the “Best Buy Car of Europe” concept to the continental size. This is the evolution everybody expected from us. It is an ongoing process. We will continue the expansion with new countries but also with the evolution of rules and awards. We keep our focus on our mission and vision, learning and assessing the new automotive trends and the customer needs we are facing now and in the future.”