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7 Examples of Car Club Websites to Get You Inspired

Sayana Izmailova  09 April 2020  0 comments
 

car club websites

 

Thinking of creating a website for your car club?


If so, you might be curious to see what websites other car club administrators are creating and what sections your website should include. 


This is why I’ve put together a list of our favorite car club websites created using Wild Apricot’s membership management software. 


The website builder feature in Wild Apricot has tons of templates perfect for any sort of club, and they’re completely customizable using drag-and-drop building blocks. 


Wild Apricot is the #1 membership management software on the market, used by over 3,500 clubs around the US and the rest of the world, many of which are car clubs. You can start your free 30-day trial of Wild Apricot today and have your whole website built in an afternoon.


In this post, I’ll be covering:

What Your Car Club Website Should Include

Now, before we look at our favorite examples of car club websites, it’s worth mentioning that most of them have a number of the same features or sections — this is because these sections are must-haves for a website of this kind. 


Your car club is unique and so is the value you offer to your members, so your website will have sections that reflect that. However, don’t forget to include the following:


  • Join Us: This is where you can list membership levels and benefits and provide a form that site visitors can use to join your club.
  • Members’ Only Area: Your site can be visible to the public, but if you want to offer content that’s exclusive to members like a member directory, you can have them log in to view it. 
  • Events: Your car club likely hosts many events – be sure to keep your members up to date on what events are coming up and what they should expect, as well as what events have already happened and their outcomes or takeaways. 
  • Sponsors: If your car club or events are sponsored, be sure to dedicate space on your website where you acknowledge their support. 
  • Mobile-Optimized: More and more people use their mobile devices to browse the web, especially when they’re on the go. Make sure your website is mobile optimized to offer the best possible user experience. 

Now without further ado, let’s look at 7 examples of car club websites built with Wild Apricot and some of the unique features we liked about them. 

7 Car Club Websites Built in Wild Apricot

1. Jaguar Car Club of Western Australia

 

Jaguar Car Club of Western Australia

 

What we like: 

  • Their website houses an online store where members can purchase branded merchandise. This is a great way to increase revenue while building a sense of community. 

  • They have a dedicated section on their website with information about advertising. This is another source of revenue and a valuable platform for members to sell and buy cars within their own community. 

Read More: How The #1 Car Club Software Can Make Your Life Easier

 

2. Lowcountry Muscle Car Club

 

Lowcountry Muscle Car Club

 

What we like: 

  • Their website has a “Featured Member” widget on the home page that displays a different member of the car club each time the site is loaded. It gives site visitors a sense of who is in the club and helps members become more familiar with each other. 

  • They have a “Forums” section where both members and non-members can answer each other’s questions and discuss all things related to cars. 

 

3. BMW Car Club Canberra

 

BMW Car Club Canberra

 

What we like: 

  • On the site’s homepage, this club promotes upcoming events, as well as their quarterly magazine. Not only does this make it easy for members to access this content, but it gives site visitors a glimpse into what they’re missing by not joining. 

  • The club dedicates a section of their website to all things motorsport, assisting members with getting licenses and offering training. 

 

4. Porsche Club of Western Australia

 

Porsche Club of Western Australia

What we like: 

  • This car club site has a section for “Club Records” where racing enthusiasts can check the fastest lap times and browse through competition winners from past years. 

  • They also keep record of and proudly display photos in a “Photo Gallery” – this is where members and site visitors can go to see photos from events and photos of participating cars from as far back as 2008. 




5. BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

 

BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

What we like: 

  • This site includes a blog that members and site visitors can regularly visit to find news from around the car world, tips and tricks, recommendations, club updates and much more. 

  • The site also includes a section for “Member Services” which lists various resources that members might find helpful, such as recommendations for dealerships, mechanics and insurance companies.

 

6. BMW Club Queensland

 

BMW Club Queensland

What we like: 

  • This website’s homepage features an embedded video — this is a great way to catch the visitors’ attention because videos are much easier to digest than written content. Plus, it gives nonmembers a visual idea of what they can expect if they join. 

  • The homepage also promotes the club’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. If they haven’t joined as a member yet, they’ll be more likely to join in the future, since they’ll regularly see the club’s content in their feed. 

 

7. Jaguar Car Club of Central Arizona

 

Jaguar Club of Central Arizona

What we like: 

  • This car club has embedded a Google calendar into their website, which makes it easy for members and site visitors to see at a glance what events or meetings are coming up. Members can also easily sync this calendar with their own, so they never miss an event. 

  • This site’s homepage has a carousel widget that features the club’s sponsors. This is a great way to acknowledge sponsors, because each of their logos can have the spotlight for an equal amount of time before the carousel rotates to the next sponsor. 


How to Create Your Own Car Club Website in 3 Easy Steps

If you’d like to create your own website right now, I recommend starting a free trial of Wild Apricot. Here’s how to set up everything you need in just an afternoon:

 

1. Start a Free Trial of Wild Apricot: click here.

activate your trial

2. Select a website template from one of the professionally designed options:


selecting a theme


3. Edit the template using the easy drag-and-drop builder to fit your organization’s needs:


add widgets

 

That’s it! Once you start your trial, Wild Apricot also gives you a fully searchable membership database, so you can say goodbye to Excel or mountains of paper files. 


Plus, you can set up automated payments and renewals for membership, and choose from a number of beautiful email templates to communicate with your members.


Best of luck with your car club website! 


Sayana Izmailova

Posted by Sayana Izmailova

Published Thursday, 09 April 2020 at 10:08 AM
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