CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years
Early July 2013 we, my wife, our technical guy Libsky and myself hit the PUBLISH button for the very first time, the Custom Car Chronicle was ON-LINE.
In June 2013 I announced the Custom Car Chronicle on my Facebook with several images. The first one, with the Louis Bettancourt Mercury was used just to put the subline “the beauty of customizing” out there. The second one, with the Dan Landon Chevy had the “Comming Soon” text which caused a bit of turbulence, and many questions where asked… Some people even thought I was going to do a new book about these two cars…
I cannot believe it has been only two years ago when we started the Custom Car Chronicle. It feels like a lot longer, like the CCC has been around for a much longer time. But it’s not, in early July 2013 the night our son’s summer-vacation started we launched the Custom Car Chronicle on which we had worked over the past few weeks/month. The idea for an online magazine was born about two and a half year ago. When my wife was starting to look into the WordPress website program we realized that the idea for an online Custom Car Magazine would be something we could create completely by ourselves. A long lasting dream became reality. Finding the right name was not to hard, and the Custom Car Chronicle was amongst the first few names we put down on paper, and was favored by the public we asked to judge. The logo I created was first based on a more News Paper looks and feel, but several days before the CCC was launched I did not feel happy about it anymore and decided it needed more body. The image below shows the three logo’s the CCC has had in the first two years. The top one was lasted only a few weeks, and was replaced even before it went on-line. The second one was used for over a year, and now for several month already I have replaced it with a more bold version, one that looks strong and makes a statement. Tomorrow, our son’s summer-vacation will start again, and due to the CCC summer-vacation is even better than it was.
The three versions of the Custom Car Chronicle logo we have used so far. The top one was never seen by the viewers since it was replaced days before the site went online by the second logo. The bottom logo is what is being used for the last half year or so. CCC the first two years.
In the first half year my wife and our technical guy Libsky have been very much involved in the CCC, after the site was up and running it was time for the fun stuff… create content. In the first year we have had our share of technical difficulties, while we were still learning the system and finding out that all the software and hardware needs to be in perfect harmony to make it all work like we wanted. In the last year the CCC is running like a dream, with a few smaller bugs here and there, and once in a while. But overall I’m very happy with it, and I can now fully concentrate on what I like to do best, create Custom Car articles, do the historical research and share the beauty of customizing.
We have made a lot of new friends from all over the world, and CCC-Members make new friends on the CCC all the time. Several new authors have come on board since we started. I want to name Larry Pointer, Tom Nielsen, Memo Ortega, Jamie Barter, Michelle Yiatras, David Zivot and several more for their fantastic support, and wonderful Custom Car and Hot Related stories we were able to share. We have many more of these personal stories planned for the CCC in the next year. In the past two years we have added over 460 articles on the main site, and numerous topics on the CCC-Forum. We have seen our visitors number grow every day, and our viewers and members are extremely supportive. Which makes us really happy.
Opening photos of most of the articles we have created on the Custom Car Chronicle main site. 460, and plenty of more are in the works, planned and coming soon.
We also would like to thank all those CCC-members and viewers who have donated so generous to the Custom Car Chronicle. Without you we would never have been able to get the site to where we are today. We hope we will get more support, in both donations as well as subject material, from our viewers in the future. This will allow us to do more research, create more articles and share the Beauty of Customizing. In the past two years we have been able to discover some long lost customs, identify a few cars, and help car owners with the design on their personal Custom.
We have absolutely enjoyed every moment we spend here on the CCC in the past two years. And we hope you have enjoyed it as well. From the responses we get and the growth in visitor numbers it sure looks you have. And I hope you are as ready for the next two years as we are… The second part of the month of July might see a little less new material than you have become used to in the past half year. Due to some much needed family time, we will take it a little easy on the CCC. But after that we will be full speed ahead again.
Thank you for watching the Custom Car Chronicle. And many thanks for all the sponsors.
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