EVANSVILLE, IN. – The application process is officially open for Auto Dealer Monthly magazine’s 2012 Independent Dealer of the Year Awards. This will be the seventh year for Auto Dealer Monthly to rank the top independent automotive retailers from entries submitted by dealers all over the country, and one dealer will be crowned Auto Dealer Monthly's 2012 Independent Dealer of the Year. This year’s awards are sponsored by SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The 2012 Independent Dealer of the Year Awards are open to all privately-held independent dealers in the United States that are not or have never been publicly held corporations. The awards are based on total retail unit sales volume for the 2011 calendar year, including all conventional retail cash and credit sales, subprime credit sales and buy-here pay-here credit sales. Wholesale transactions will not be included.

The 2012 Independent Dealer of the Year as well as the Top 50 Independent Retailers will be announced in the July issue of Auto Dealer Monthly. The application form can be found at: http://www.autodealermonthly.com/files/SiriusXM_IndependentDealeroftheYear_2012Form.pdf

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Auto Dealer Monthly is the day-to-day resource for automotive dealerships of all sizes. It is known for offering business solutions to dealers by providing information necessary to make wise decisions regarding products, services or process changes in daily operations. Auto Dealer Monthly is also the publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine and creator of SpecialFinanceInsider.com and AutoDealerPeople.com.