Autogespot is an enormous website and keeps on going. In March we launched a new website, which should completely work right now. We already have 840.000 spots on the website. Of course there are some rules regarding the uploading of the spots. We think it's a good idea to list the rules again, so everyone who uploads is on the same page.
There are a few rules to uploading your spots:
Carrera-rule: Of the allowed Porsche-models the Porsche Carrera is the most spotted. This is why we implemented special rules for the Carrera's. When you spot a Carrera model (see list below) you must have at least four pictures of the car standing still. If the car drives around there must be at least two photos, however we prefer more pics. Please try to capture different angles. These rules do not apply to the spy shots. The cars that DO fall under these rules are the:
- 997 Carrera (4) GTS (Convertible)
- 997 Carrera (4)S (Convertible) [MkI and MkII]
- 991 Carrera (4) GTS (Convertible) [MkI and MkII]
- 991 Carrera (4)S (Convertible) [MkI and MkII]
- 997 Targa 4S [MkI and MkII]
- 991 Targa 4S [MkI and MkII]
- 991 Targa 4 GTS [MkI and MkII]
Continental-rule: Just like with the Carrera's, the Bentley Continentals are often spotted. For the Bentley continental there also have to be four pictures when the car is standing still and two if the car is driving. This rule does not concern spy shots but does concern:
- Bentley Continental GT(C) (Speed)
- Bentley Continental Flying Spur (Speed)
- Bentley Flying Spur V8 (S)
- Bentley Flying Spur W12 (S)
Track: Pictures taken on or around a racetrack will not be accepted. This includes the track parking lot and acces roads to the track. For large events we also do not accept spots of cars driving towards the event, even when these cars are on public roads. There is a acceptation for the spots around the Nürburgring.
Dealer/car-business: we accepteren geen spots gemaakt op het terrein van een dealer of autogerelateerd bedrijf. Dit geldt ook voor wrappers, poetsbedrijven, automaterialenzaken, tuners. Ook bezoekers die hun Ferrari parkeren bij de Renaultdealer vallen onder deze regel. Evenals spots gemaakt op nog geen 100 meter bij een dealer vandaan. Probeer zulke spots ook niet te uploaden, in de meesten gevallen komen wij er toch wel achter dat het geen echte 'spot' is. In Maranello accepteren we geen Ferrari's met fabriekskenteken meer, net zoals we geen Lamborghini's met fabriekskentekens in Sant'Agata Bolognese accepteren. Tenzij het een spyspot is.
We do not accept spots that have taken place on the property or near vicinity of a car dealership or other car related business. Car related businesses include: wrap shops, detail shops, parts shops and tuners. These rules apply to any car uploaded at any dealership/car business. This means that if someone brings their Ferrari to a Volkswagen dealership and parks on the lot of the dealership, this Ferrari cannot be uploaded. It is up to the discretion of the one checking the spots to determine what 'near vicinity' entails. Please do not attempt to upload a questionable spot, found in the near vicinity of a dealership of car business.
In Maranello we no longer accept Ferraris on factory plates, just like we do not accept Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese on factory plates. Spyshots are exempt from this policy.
Double:If you have already uploaded this car, you may not upload it again. Every unique car can only be spotted once per spotter.
Private property If you suddenly find a nice car 'hidden' on private property we will usually not accept the spot on the website. We often see spots taken through bushes, gates or garage doors, these spots cannot be uploaded to the site. Under every circumstance we will delete the spot if the owner contacts us asking to have the spot removed. Please make sure you have permission to upload from the property or car owner to prevent your spot being deleted.
Event: Spots from events/meetings or acces routes to these events/meetings cannot be uploaded. It is uselss to upload spots of cars that are on their way to an event (such as Supercar Sunday in Assen). These images can be sent to email@example.com, we may use them for a frontpage article. We reserve the right to delete any spots if we suspect this rule is being violated. There is an exception for Monterey Car Week, providing the car spotted has no affiliation to any possible event taking place.
Quality: Sometimes it's hard to take good pictures. The car can be parked together with many other cars, it can be far away or you may have forgotten to properly set up your camera. We want each spot to contain at least one sharp photo of the front, and one sharp photo of the rear of the car. Remember that you can only upload ten images per spot, please also try to have ten photos. We would appreciate it if these photos are diverse: Detail shot, profile shot, front, rear etc. Of course this is a subjective rule, for special spots we may make an exception to this rule. At all times we expect you to upload as high a quality images as possible.
For big cities we have a special ‘high frequency’ policy. Because large cities usually attract a higher density of supercars we expect you to take good photos. Every day we get hundreds of spots and we don’t want to disadvantage those who put a lot of work into taking and processing the photos. We also strongly discourage ‘camping’ on one busy street and uploading many monotonous photos. This also goes for highway spots. If you systematically upload the exact same type of photos (a car driving by on the highway, front, rear and profile) then we may remove your spot under the ‘quality’ tag. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
License plate: If your spot has been removed under tag ‘license plate’ you did not fill in a license plate while the car has one. You can re-upload your spot with the correct license plate info.
Fake: If you’ve uploaded a BMW M5 but it turned out to be a 530d, a Carrera 4S while it is a Carrera 2 your spot will be deleted under tag ‘fake’. The same rule applies to replica and/or kit-cars. AC Cobra, Ford GT40 and Porsche 550 Speedster replicas are exempt from this rule.
Not spotworthy: We decide which cars are accepted on the site. If you have spotted a car that is not on the website it will most likely not be accepted, unless of course if you spotted a brand new (super)car which was just released or have a spy shot. In that case you should send an email to email@example.com. We will decide if the spot is spotworthy. We frequently re-evaluate which cars are spotworthy, depending on the rate of uploading.
Nürburg: There is an exemption to the ‘track rule’. The Nürbrugring is privileged. You ARE allowed to upload near the track, however we do not accept spots from the following locations:
- The track(s) itself.
- Entrance Breidscheid in Adenau.
- Entrance/parking of the Nordschleife, including the roundabout in front of the main entrance in Nürburg.
- Paddock GP-Strecke in Nürburg.
Because uploading around the Nüburgring is a privilege, not a right we can remove spots under the ’Nürburg rule’ if the spot is deemed irrelevant. Please keep in mind that there are many events around the ‘Ring. The ‘event’ rules supersede the ’Nürburg’ privileges. Event calendar see here and here.
Not all cars will be accepted. Click here for the cars we don’t accept around the Nürburgring.
Re-upload: You have reported your own spot under this tag because you want to upload better pictures. It is also possible we remove your spot under this tag. If your spot has been removed under ‘re-upload’ you can re-upload your spot.
At request of owner: If your spot gets removed under this tag, the owner has informed us he/she does not want to have their cars uploaded to Autogespot. This means we do not appreciate you re-uploading the spot without the license plate (info). Please respect the car owners.
Old model: If you, for instance, uploaded a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S your spot will not be accepted. If you uploaded (or attempted to upload) an older model of a car we don’t accept anymore your spot will be removed/refused under the tag ‘old model’.
Location info: We would like you to fill in the correct location info when uploading a spot. This means that if you uploaded a spot from the highway, you select the nearest city or village as location info. We do not accept ‘Autobahn’, ‘Snelweg’, or ‘Near […]’ and similar as location info, but ‘Highway’ is accepted. If you visit a county which has states (such as the United States and Canada) you must also fill in the state name. There are some city-names that are the same for different states (such as ‘Amsterdam’).
Too large / too small: The photos you’ve uploaded may be too small (resulting in a pixelated image) or too large. We recommend uploading your photos with a width of 1280 pixels, with a maximum size of 1MB.
When you upload a spot you will be redirected to the following page. We explain what to fill in per slot.
Licenseplate: Here you full in the license plate of the car you spotted. If the car does not have a license plate you do not have to write anything. After filling in the license plate a notice may pop up. With the notice ‘the owner does not want this car on Autogespot’ you cannot upload this car. Please do not leave the license plate info blank to work around this restriction. This rule is strictly enforced, failure to respect this rule may result in a (permanent) ban. If you accidentally leave the license plate info blank you can re-upload your spot.
All brands: In this slot you can fill in the brand of the car you spotted. If the license plate is known to our database the brand and model will automatically appear. If the brand and model info appears incorrect you can edit it.
All types: If this has not been done automatically you can enter the model of the car you spotted. If you do not know which model you spotted please look up the most common models and pick the one your spot resembles most to. If the model has never been spotted please check the ‘type not found’ box and fill in the correct info (to the best of your knowledge).
All countries: The place where you fill in the country in which your spot was spotted.
City: The city in which your spot was spotted.
Select a color: Here you select the color that resembles the color on the car most. If the car is ‘matte’ or ‘chrome’ please select that option. Both can be selected simultaneously.
YouTube Video: Here you can provide a link to a youtube video you made of the spotted car.
Description: The description may be left blank. If you have something interesting or nice to say about the spot you can write it in the description.
This is a spyspot: 'Spyspot' is a term for a car that a manufacturer is using for testing. These are cars that have not been presented to the public yet, and will often drive around camouflaged so specific lines in the bodywork are harder to recognize. If you see a car that fits this description select this option.
No comments allowed under this spot: If, for whatever reason, you rather not have comments under your spot you can select this option.
Drag your pictures here: Here you upload your photos. The pictures must be at least 1280 pixels wide and at most 3mb of size. If your photos do not meet these criteria the images will not go through and your spot may not appear on the site, or may get deleted.
Did everything go well? You can now click on ‘Upload spot’. Your spot will appear on the site in a few minutes!
Some general info:
If your spot gets deleted you should get an email with a reason. Please do not keep on uploading a deleted spot but send us an email when you don’t get the automatically generated email. Autogespot reserves the right to delete any spot or other content on the website, even if the spot in question adheres to all rules posted above. If you have any questions about the spot you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not discuss other spotters. We may not be able to answer your email straight away, please do not spam our inbox :)
Please keep hate speech, dirty imagery and other nonsense to yourself. Autogespot is not the place to post this content. Please keep it friendly and respect others. If we deem your behavior unfit for the platform, we may ban you. Please send tips and questions regarding front page articles to email@example.com. Questions about ads, merchandise, Spot of the Day T-Shirts etc can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘report spot’ button can be found by the spot details. If something isn’t right or if the spot violates any of the rules, please report the spot. Do not abuse this function. Every reported spot will be checked. there is no use in constantly reporting spots from a competitive spotter. If you file to many false reports there will be consequences.