Ward's is an American organization that has covered the automotive industry for over 80 years. They are responsible for several publications including, Ward's AutoWorld, and Ward's Dealer Business.

This article is about automotive organization. For online retailer, see Montgomery Ward. For the electronics retailer that used the Wards name early in its days, see Circuit City.

Ward's also publish the annual list of Ward's 10 Best Engines.

Ward's was acquired by International Thomson Publishing in 1981 and sold to K-III (later Primedia) in 1990.[1] Prism Business Media acquired Ward's from Primedia in 2005; Penton merged with Prism in 2006. Penton was acquired by Informa in 2016.

Ward's AutoWorld

Ward's AutoWorld is an automobile trade magazine. It has been published since 1924, originally as Cram Report, and continues into modern times with a monthly print version (Ward's AutoWorld), twice-monthly newsletters (Ward's Automotive Reports and Ward's Engine and Vehicle Technology Update), and subscription web site.


  1. "K-III to Buy Automotive Industry Publisher Ward's Communications". Associated Press. 1990-05-07. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
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