If you run a nonprofit group such as an automotive classic car club then you need to be in touch with all of your members and fans. You need a very good website with a forum and a blogging network, and this can be done using perhaps the Ning Blog Network (you can Google that) and a decent "php forum" in conjunction with your website. You will also need to engage your members using social networks such as Twitter, and perhaps Facebook.Now I understand that many people that own classic cars are of the baby boomer crowd, and they are perhaps the least likely to participate on social networks, but I guarantee you they will be interested if it involves their first love, their classic car. Further, it is recommended that you download one of the classic car apps from The Apple Store, or from the Android App website, perhaps both. There are several good ones. They will alert all your members when you are having a meeting, as well as several apps which alert them to classic car auctions, blue book values, and available parts.Classic car clubs need to be thinking in the future, even though they are driving in the past. It is amazing when you merge the two how much you can do, things which you could have never done before.
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Labels: Classic Car
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Some people get motorcycles for many different reasons. Some may buy one because it is more practical for them instead of a car. Others may get one so they can go riding on a nice day. Then there are those who want one because they look cool and fun. For these people, the new concept motorcycles may be right up their ally.One of the concept cycles is the Jaguar Motorcycle. The Massow Concept Cycles (MCC) is giving people a chance to ride this motorcycle that looks like a jaguar in mid jump. The riding style of this particular bike is with the riders legs back behind them, and lean forward to grab the handle bars like a when riding a sports bike. This sleek and stylish bike has an air-cooled Buell S3's 1200cc V-twin engine, and is made from steel tubing, glass-fiber fairing. The headlight is in the jaguar's mouth of course, where else would it be, and the mandibles are magnetic and removable. If you want to own one of these monstrous cat cycles, you can buy one for about $567,000.The Harley Davidson 2020 is a one of a kind and easily recognizable. The 2020 has large wheels with bearing and has a hubless drive system. Some may thing that the bike is a little bit like a Tron Lightcycle, but no one can deny its sleek design. Harley Davidson has made sure to put the company's air-cooled v-twin powerplant in this motorcycle.
The riding style of this bike is similar to the Jaguar Motorcycle and resembles that of a sports bike.Two concept bikes, the Swordfish and the Stalker are very unique designs. This bike is amazingly simple and extravagant all at one time. The Swordfish design uses a simple structure made from tough metals and should give the ride the "air of adventure." Stalker design on the other hand is made with pink metallic metals, not so pink that a guy wouldn't want to ride it. For both bikes, the riding style is similar to that of a cruiser.What about the Machine Fly motorcycle. The name pretty much sums it up; this is a motorcycle that flies. This motorcycle is very sleek and has a red and black exterior with wavy silver handle bars. It does not have front lights, or breaks which is a little odd, but when you are cruisin' in the air, who needs lights, or roads for that matter. "Roads? Where we are going, we don't need any roads." It is designed to allow air to flow above and below it in order to reduce friction. The only issue with this bike is even though it is intended for flight; there is no plan on how exactly that is supposed to happen. This cycle is an interesting concept motorcycle.Going along with the flying motorcycles, our next concept is the MoonRider Flying Bike. This bike is intended to be very eco-friendly by using electric and solar power in order to run the bike. It runs on a plasma jet engine unlike most bikes today that run on a turbo jet engine. The front of the bike has solar panels which charge solar batteries to run the motors. Marko Design proposed this design and is still in the conceptual stages. Similar to a sports bike, the riding position has the ride leaning forward and the feet are slightly behind their body. The body of the bike is smooth with the front end looking a little like the front of a train and the back end is completely off the ground.
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM
There are many professions that require the installation of ladder racks for vans. Painters often need to use ladders in order to paint large homes and apartment buildings. Electricians also need ladders in order to reach high power lines and hard-to-reach fuse boxes. Even artisan companies such as party planners and decorative services use ladders to put up banners and other decorations. There are a few different ways to purchase ladder racks and most are based on the make of the vehicle.Check the make of a vehicleThe makeup of a vehicle depends on its manufacturer and on the parts used to construct it. Most American companies are accustomed to making vans that are durable and can withstand the elements. The American lifestyle is much more influenced by the outdoors and their vehicles can withstand added pressure. The installation of ladder racks for vans on American cars therefore poses no problems. More issues arise with vehicles made in Europe or Japan. European cars tend to be made with luxury in mind and invasive installation practices can ruin the make of a van. Japanese cars are generally durable but they are also compact and may not have to strength to support ladder racks for vans.
It is best to consult a car dealer or a mechanic when contemplating this type of installation.Look for different purchasing optionsThere are various means for purchasing ladder racks for vans. Mechanics will often have some for sale and they will include the service charge with the overall price. They will also be able to match the make of the vehicle with the appropriate racks. However, some of them increase the price as a way to make more money. There are many ladder racks for vans available online. They tend to be cheaper in price and their quality is usually quite good. The only disadvantage associated with ordering online is the shipping fees that come along with it. Returning a faulty ladder can also be cumbersome because the unit has to be re-shipped back to the manufacturer. Installation will also have to be paid for at a mechanic's.There are many things to consider when purchasing a rack for your van. A vehicle's make plays a big part in the decision-making process. While American cars can usually support the weight of ladder racks for vans, many European and Japanese brands cannot. People also need to be mindful of how they purchase them. They can either be bought through a local mechanic or through the online community. A ladder rack can greatly help a person's business so the decision must be made mindfully and carefully.