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.
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
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.
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.
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
you for your continued support over the past years.
Chairman & Managing Director