Auto123.com: Canada's Most Comprehensive Automotive Website
Created by a team that's truly passionate about the world of automobiles and new technologies, Auto123.com has been serving consumers and the Canadian auto industry since 1999. Car reviews, auto racing, motorcycle reviews, tips & advice, multimedia expertise, the latest industry news, as well as innovative online shopping tools all make Auto123.com the most comprehensive and most visited automotive website in the country.
The Auto123.com team is not only made up of writers, video directors, researchers, editors, photographers, translators and proofreaders, but also programmers, web developers, graphic designers, social media specialists, integrators, accountants, advertising experts, representatives, plus specialists in E-tail and new platforms, controllers, administrators and a President.
The Auto123.com team is dedicated employees who serve both consumers and the auto industry within a fast-growing and dynamic company.
The Auto123.com network comprises a number of top-grade websites including Auto123.com, Auto-Venus.com, Moto123.com and Auto123.TV. All these sites are also available on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Auto123.com offers its advertisers a very targeted approach as well as a full range of highly successful and effective formats which are non-intrusive yet at the forefront of the best advertising practices out there. Auto123.com is a member of the IAB.
The Story So Far...
In the summer of 1995, Jean-Philippe Paquin, a young Canadian entrepreneur and technophile, develops a passion for automobiles thanks in part to being the son of a franchised dealer. Paquin establishes Services Internet Autolinq Inc.
In January 1996, Autolinq Inc. becomes the very first company to advise car dealerships on how to use the Internet as a new means of communicating directly with their customers. Jean-Philippe Paquin creates the first innovative Internet platform which today serves as the technological basis to integrate marketing strategies for automotive dealer websites.
In December 1999, Autolinq creates the first bilingual Internet portal for the auto industry in Canada: Auto123.com.
In 2002, Auto123.com, now the biggest web portal in Canada dedicated to automobiles, adds an auto racing section. A Green section is added in 2004, and a Video section is added in 2006.
In 2004, Evolio, an interactive marketing service for auto dealer customers is launched.
In 2008, the Auto123.com website is further optimized with the integration of the world's most advanced online shopping tools for all things automobile.
In 2017, Auto123.com is acquired by Dealer Corporation Group.