Apr 09 2013

VanderbiltCupRaces.com Selected as One of the Five Best in the World for “Car Sites & Car Culture”

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences was selected VanderbiltCupRaces.com as a Nominee for the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Car Sites & Car Culture category. 

Congratulations to  UrbanDaddy,  which won the Webby for the category.


On April 9, 2013, the Academy forwarded the following information to VanderbiltCupRaces.com:

Congratulations, on behalf of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, it is my pleasure to inform you that Vanderbilt Cup Races has been selected as a Nominee for the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Car Sites & Car Culture category. This is an unparalleled honor.

As a Nominee, your work has been selected as one of the five best in the world in its category, and is competing for the Internet industry's two most sought-after awards: The Webby Award and the Webby People's Voice Award.

While the Academy selects their Webby Winner in each category, every Webby Nominee is up for a People's Voice Award as selected by the voting public. Voting for the People's Voice is open from April 9th to April 25th ¬ visit the The Webby Awards site

All Webby Winners will be announced on April 30, 2013 and honored at the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 21, 2013.

VanderbiltCupRaces.com is the only non-commericial, non-profit website among the five Nominees. The other websites nominated in the Car Sites & Car Culture category are:

Road & Track (Hearst Magazines)

Globe Drive (Glob and Mail)

Driven (UrbanDaddy)

The Camry Effect (Saatchi & Saatchi)

Congratulations to Dana Kyle for the original design of the website and Eric Miller of Eric Miller Design for the 2012 upgrades.

Don't forget to vote for VanderbiltCupRaces.com for the People's Voice Award .


Howard Kroplick

News Reports on the Webby Awards

CNN "Hidden Gems of the Webby Award nominees"

(CNN) -- The annual Webby Awards are always a treasure trove of fascinating sites and apps. The organization behind the awards, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, announced the latest, lengthy list of nominees on Tuesday.

The awards started in 1996 and over the past 17 years have expanded to include categories such as mobile apps, ad campaigns and online videos. For the final Webbys list, the academy narrowed down 11,000 applications to find five nominees for each category, as well as some honorable mentions. Though the official winners will be chosen by academy members, anyone can vote for the People's Voice Awards.

USA Today "Who's nominated for this year's Webby Awards?

It's time again for the Webby Awards, the annual event that honors the best sites, features, series, design and more on the web.

This is the 17th year that trophies will be handed out, and the categories are too numerous to name. (See all the nominees here.) I do suggest you glance through them, though, because the Webbys are always a good barometer of what we should be watching and checking out online, from original series such as Burning Love and Neil's Puppet Dreams to such sites as Dollar Shave Club and the Beck 360 Experience.


Venturebeat.com  "The Webby Awards Nominations"
Awards-season junkies, your wait for The Webby Awards nominations is over – I know, you can barely contain your excitement. Tuesday, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for its 17th Annual 2013 Webby Awards, which highlights the most interesting stuff found on the Internet in the last year.

For the last 16 years, the Webby Awards have honored the best of the web, including most-loved websites, viral YouTube videos, useful mobile apps, and inspired displays of advertising. Last year’s winners include Instagram for Breakout of the Year, Louis C.K. as Person of the Year, and Nyan Cat for Meme of the Year.

In each category, members of the IADAS choose their winner and the general public votes for a winner of the People’s Choice award. Anyone can cast their vote for this year’s nominees starting Tuesday on the Webby’s website.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Nominees for Webby's indicate its maturation"

The 17th annual Webby award nominees were announced Tuesday, and a look at the roster shows just how grown-up the Internet has become in those years: Many of the project creators are established entertainment industry royalty, such as Tom Hanks, "Electric City"; Charlize Theron, "Charlize Theron Gets Hacked"; and Jerry Seinfeld, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."

The Webbys recognize achievements in all aspects of Internet culture, including websites, interactive advertising and media, online film and video, mobile, apps and social.

This year there were more than 11,000 entries, which were winnowed down to five nominees in each category.

Winners will be chosen by the Webby Academy panel. The Webby awards show will broadcast online on May 22.



Apr 10 2013 Ron Ridolph 2:23 AM

Hi Howard:  Another mark on your resume of life and most deserving !!!!!
            C O N G R A T S   on the nomination and hope you win !!!!

    I hope to see you at our ALPCA-LI meet this coming Saturday at the Elks Lodge
in Massapequa…..  Best For Now and CHEERS To you !!!!    Ron

Apr 10 2013 Howard Kroplick 9:13 AM

Ron, thanks. Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Apr 10 2013 Ariejan Bos 10:32 AM

Congratulations! And well deserved, for sure. I checked upon your competitors, but this site is certainly the best!!

Apr 10 2013 Eric Miller 4:57 PM

Congratulations Howard! Your site is still one of my favorite projects and so great to see it getting public recognition. Good luck!

Apr 10 2013 Ted 11:49 PM

Same goes for me Howard. Be seeing you and the Black Beast on Sunday

Apr 14 2013 Ken Wiebke 12:06 AM

Quite an achievement , you have my vote!

Apr 14 2013 Pete Giordano 7:39 AM

Hi Howard,

As a fellow car enthusiast and classic cars website owner, I am happy for you!
We certainly do have quite a large following here on Long Island. One of the hotbeds in the country for classic cars!
You have done a great job with the history you keep alive and educate us with.

Now if I can just get my website redone the way I want - maybe I’ll get a “Webby” too one day!

Congrats again!
Pete Giordano
Long Island Classic Cars.com

May 09 2013 Sharon 4:27 PM

Wow.  Terrific. Congrats.

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