Way back in July 2000, thesmartclub was created to provide smart car owners in the UK with information and support for their new smart cars. At that time there were around 40 Members in the club. These were very early days in the life of smart and smart ownership. It was  around 2 years before the first UK official smart Retailer launched right hand drive smart cars, more than 3 years before Facebook was created and nearly 6 years before twitter appeared.

Since then, our Membership has continually grown, our online services have continually expanded. We also mail and communicate with Members with no or limited internet access.  In addition, the smart brand has seen many models come and go whilst online tools, services and social media channels have grown considerably. 

We now have over 30,000 smart owners and enthusiasts in 52 countries around the world.

We launched our first 4site Newsletter in June 2004 and since then, we continued to develop the publication to become the only independent magazine published for smart car owners.  We have continually expanded our online services and the UK Office for National Statistics published (May 2018) data that showed 90% of adults in the UK were recent internet users, up from 89% in 2017.

As the world continues to move to digital platforms, our own 4site magazine has now moved to a new online basis for this and all future issues.  With 4site now residing on this digital platform, the online magazine provides the option of true mobility, with access available across a range of portable devices.

We have taken the decision to restructure our Membership offerings from 2019 to reflect these changes and no additional new Membership applications can now be accepted.  All existing members will continue to benefit from their Membership services until their current Membership period expires.  

'4site' smart magazine will continue to be published via our online platform and will continue to be a driving force in providing smart owners and enthusiasts with the latest news, views and reviews from the smart community.

Thank you for your continued support over the past years.

Al Young
Chairman & Managing Director
thesmartclub ltd

 

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