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Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, and PickupTrucks.com, an authoritative site for pickup truck news and reviews, announced today that the Ford F-150 has been named the 2011 "Truck of the Fair" at the State Fair of Texas. During the three week fair, attendees were given the power to be the critics and vote for their favorite truck on display by using their cell phones and mobile devices to vote by text message.
"Texans are truck people-one out of every six pickups in the nation is being driven in Texas," said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. "So when the Ford F-150 is declared Truck of the Fair, you know it is coming from a trusted group of passionate pickup truck owners."
There were dozens of pickups on display eligible for voting, but three trucks remained on top for the entirety of the Fair. The Chevy Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan remained neck-and-neck, but in the end the F-150 was clearly the favorite. This is Ford's third "Truck of the Fair" win and second for the F-150. Last year, the F-350 Lariat was the fan favorite.
Cars.com was recently named the "Best Overall Customer Experience" by Keynote Systems, the leader in internet and mobile cloud marketing. Cars.com is an online destination for car shoppers that offers information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. With price listings, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).