Okay, so I don’t like to call myself a blogger. A blogger can be anyone. I write as a profession. Now, I’ll set that aside for a little while and tell you something. I used to be a car salesman. In fact, while I was selling cars, I was starting RawAutos at the same time. Basically I would get my paycheck, which was never much, and figure out new ways to throw it into my website.

While I still want to work on RawAutos, an interesting opportunity has come up. One that I think I can do. So with that said, I ask you, my loyal readers, please vote for me in the Endras BMW Ultimate Blogger Contest. Will I win? Probably not… It’s interesting to see how many people out there have signed up for this contest. In all reality, whether one of them makes it or not, they’re in for a big surprise. Endras BMW has promised $65,000 (not sure if it’s Canadian or US dollars, not that it really matters), a free condo for a year, a new BMW every six months (most likely a base 323i or 128i), as well as going on many BMW trips, events and promotional situations.

What’s weird about this is that I promised I’d never go back into car sales. Why? Because I was tired of doing shady stuff just so I could sell a car. The dealership I sold for, we were encouraged to convince people that they could buy any car on the lot, even if they couldn’t afford a pack of gum. Not all dealerships are like that, however. While I didn’t enjoy my time in auto sales, I did, however, meet a lot of great guys and gals, some I’m still great friends with today.

So now you’re asking the question, “Why are you doing this if I don’t want to be back in car sales?” Simple: It’s a challenge. An interesting challenge. I’ve been reading quite a few of the entries for the people I’m up against, and the simple theme seems to be: “I love BMWs… Therefore I’m perfect for any job dealing with BMWs!” Or they think that because they like social media that they’d be good at this sort of thing. Let me be honest and say that they won’t. Will I be any better? Maybe. Maybe not. Some of the fine print is rather interesting to read, though.

Whether I win or not, wish me luck. At the same time, I wish everyone in the running luck. So go vote for me, especially since you’re on RawAutos.com right now and would like to see me make enough money to make the site even better for you!

Press release:

TORONTO, Feb. 16

$65,000 salary. A condo. A new BMW every six months. International travel.

A year-long, exhilarating employment opportunity. Apply at EndrasBMW.com.

TORONTO, Feb. 16 —


Ultimate Blogger


Endras BMW, one of Canada’s most innovative BMW retailers, is offering the ultimate job for a social media savvy, BMW enthusiast. Beginning today, anyone in the world who loves to be “in the BMW know” can attempt to make a career of it by applying to be Endras’ Ultimate Blogger at EndrasBMW.com. The most qualified and connected applicant will land the job of a lifetime. This in-house social media gig pays the chosen candidate $65K a year to drive a brand-new BMW, attend BMW events around the world, find the latest BMW news, and blog, Tweet and Facebook about it all. If these responsibilities aren’t enough to pique interest, the job also comes with a downtown Toronto condo for the Ultimate Blogger to call home for the duration of his or her contract.


* Obsessed with performance
* Possesses an in-depth knowledge of BMW product and is willing to spend all day and night writing about it
* Can easily summarize information in 140 characters or less
* Prefers to “like” something on Facebook rather than in person
* Willing to live rent/mortgage-free for a year
* Has a valid driver’s licence
* Open to international travel


* Proof of a high-performance past


Stage 1: The Blog. All that stands between the qualified applicant and Stage 2 is 200 words and proof that said applicant is socially connected enough to make his or her sample blog post the most popular.
Stage 2: The Video. To prove their worth, the top 20 have exactly 48 hours to create and submit a video that demonstrates their obsession with performance.
Stage 3: The Interview. The 10 contestants whose videos received the most votes get some face time with the man in charge of hiring the Ultimate Blogger.


Stage 1 closes on April 1. Interested applicants should visit EndrasBMW.com for complete details or click here to apply now. International applicants welcome.


Endras BMW is obsessed with performance. As a community of BMW enthusiasts with a passion for the sport of racing, the Endras team specializes in making the driving experience an extraordinary one. Offering a full range of BMW vehicles, products and services, Endras BMW diligently services the Greater Toronto Area and continues to stay connected with community with the latest BMW news and enthusiast links. Follow Endras BMW on Twitter at Twitter.com/EndrasBMW and visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/EndrasBMW.