Daily Features

AUGUST 22, 2015: WELCOME TO THE NEW MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR WEBSITE

By on August 22, 2015
jjmscc_Neon-001

jjmscc_Neon-001

 

The idea of a vintage vehicle website was on the front burner for us back in 2007.

 

All we needed to do was find the right person to build a website for us after we picked a name for it.

 

Our first name selection was an automotive variation of Average Joe to celebrate the kind of person you typically find in the vintage ride hobby: a working guy with limited resources.

IMGP0514

 

We liked the name-and so did one of the candidate nerds for our website build when he bought the domain rights to the name immediately after our meeting with him. He believed his ownership would force us to use his services because he had the domain name, but he forgot the English language has a large dictionary full of words that could be used instead of Average Joe.

 

MyStarCollectorCar was not an overnight replacement for the hijacked domain name. We tossed around dozens of names over the next few months before the light bulb went on and we created MyStarCollectorCar.com. The name had a rhyming flow to it, plus it had the right image for our belief that car guys and girls see their rides as stars in their personal lives.

 

7th33

 

We had the name and all we needed was somebody to build the website, so we asked for recommendations from our contacts in the nerd world. The process was not easy because website guys are similar to musicians in life philosophy and both march to the beat of their own drum.

 

black2

 

Jerry and I had spent over 20 years dealing with musicians, so we knew the drill on flaky people all too well. Finally we just picked a guy out of the Yellow Pages and ran with him. He did a good job on a basic website and an even better job schooling us on how to actually operate a website that was destined to accumulate a massive amount of information.

 

IMGP5674-001

 

Many mistakes were made in the early days when we fired up MSCC in April 2009 and became familiar with a new concept known as website content management-including how to avoid putting nonsensical gibberish instead of actual words on our pages. Some of the words in our earliest articles looked like the swear words in a 1960s comic strip before we corrected them.

 

IMGP0319

 

Needless to say, our earliest readers scratched their heads when they saw the mistakes in print, but we were able to pick up the system fairly quickly and eventually deliver thousands of features to our website in actual English over the years.

 

IMGP6179

 

The new website is built on a WordPress platform and will play to the strength of MSCC (words and photos) because WordPress is a primary choice for media giants due to its design which focuses on both words and photos.

 

IMGP7977

 

The result is an exciting new MSCC website with better text layout and larger, sharper photos for our feature stories. Readers will click on a story and see an article that is closer to a magazine format, one that flows better and has great photos to support the story.

 

IMGP8790

 

The format on the front page of the website will also be much simpler for navigation purposes because all of our main features will be clearly defined at the top of the page. Plus readers will have easier access to all of our stories because our search engine will be simpler and more effective for them.

 

IMGP0187

 

The front page will also have many more features on it because we have made it bigger and better for our readers. We want people to see a lot more of our stuff because we are proud of our efforts and we want people to enjoy the old ride hobby from the front lines because that is where we find our articles.

 

IMGP0495

 

We will also be able to develop new features for MyStar, including a Youtube video link that will evolve as we learn unique ways to use it in the future.

 

IMGP9018

 

There will be fine tuning after the new platform goes live because there are literally hundreds of pages that need to be upgraded to the newer standards of the WordPress platform. This will be like a winter car project where you tinker with the stuff you want to upgrade during the down time of the cold, dark months.

 

 

IMGP0554

 

There aren’t too many car shows in January up here so the possibilities are endless.

 

Bottom line? It will take readers more time to scroll down the new front page of MyStarCollectorCar.com because there are so many new features on it.

 

One thing has remained constant for us: the newest stuff will still be found at the top of the front page every day.

You don’t tinker with a winning concept.

 

Jim Sutherland

 

 

CLICK HERE to Like us on Facebook

CLICK HERE to Follow us on Twitter

CLICK HERE to Follow us on Pinterest

Please re-post this if you like this article.

Star of the Day page sponsored by Southside Dodge

 

 

 

print
31035 Total Views 1 Views Today

About admin

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Facebook

Featured Ads

Rear View Mirror

IMGP7606

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015: HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE THE CAR GUY SICKNESS

    We have touched upon the concept of “car guy sickness” in earlier MSCC articles, but we will review the affliction for newer readers.   “The term was...

September 30, 2015 View more...
32-imgp7366

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 (OCTOBER 2014): ’32 FORD PICKUP – HOW’S THIS FOR A 47 YEAR OLD GRADE 11 PROJECT?

  Most guys don’t hang onto anything from Grade 11.   The clothes don’t fit anymore, the bookshelf you built was used for firewood at a grad party and...

September 30, 2014 View more...
oct13-62dodimgp4515-001

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 (OCTOBER 2013): ’62 DODGE POLARA 500 TWO DOOR HARDTOP-THE “JUST GOTTA HAVE IT CAR”

  Every car guy has faced the same temptation-it’s called that “just gotta have it car”.   There are checks and balances in life in the world of old...

September 30, 2013 View more...
sept12-advimgp8292-002

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012: LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN–IT WAS A BAD DAY FOR OLD IRON ON THE ROAD TODAY

  If you want an uncomplicated life, you may want to steer around the old car world.   Sure the vehicles come from an uncomplicated mechanical era but, like...

September 25, 2012 View more...

Most Viewed

My Star Showcase

news-mill-jjmscc_Neon-001

SIGN UP FOR THE MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DAILY NEWSLETTER!

SIGN UP FOR THE MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DAILY NEWSLETTER!   Are you too busy to check out MSCC regularly? That’s too bad because MyStarCollectorCar is updated every day.   You don’t...

October 25, 2017 View more...
mill-jjmscc_Neon

MSCC MARKET REPORT 2018

  MSCC MARKET REPORT 2018   Welcome to the MyStarCollectorCar Market Report.   This will be a regional look at prices for collector vehicles based on actual sales so...

August 3, 2017 View more...
products-IMGP5647

MSCC Products and Services Showcase

These are all great businesses and they support MyStarCollector Car through their advertising  so we can continue to bring you our  insight into the old car hobby 365 days...

July 13, 2016 View more...

More At My Star

INSTANT CELEBRITY—FIVE PIECES OF OLD IRON THAT WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS

  This is an era when anyone can be a celebrity.   Thanks to the Internet a guy can fall off a roof and watch the video of his mishap get a million views—all from the comfort of a hospital bed during his rehab.   That’s instant celebrity but a much less painful road to See More

ARE YOU A SPECULATOR, A DREAMER OR A REALIST IN THE CAR HOBBY?

  There are many divisions and subdivisions within the car hobby.   Some guys only like street rods, others like classic muscle cars while others skew heavily toward VW Beetles.   Those are more like fan clubs but the motivation behind the scenes in the car hobby breaks down into three different categories—speculators, dreamers and See More

MSCC APRIL 20 FIVE FOR FRIDAY—FIVE UNDERRATED CLASSIC CAR TAIL LIGHTS

    There will always be a debate about what was the coolest car ever built because there are an infinite number of choices.   Some guys may see the Hyundai Elantra as the peak of automotive style—that’s the beauty of a free society but most guys dig a little deeper for what they consider See More

BYE BYE TRI-FIVE: THE DAWN OF THE 1958 CHEVY

    The 1950s became famous when the finned car era took flight in the back nine of the decade.   GM joined in the reindeer games in a big way with their lineup and car guys witnessed the evolution of the fin on the 1955 to ’57 Chevys.   The three model years became See More

Editor’s Picks

28871039_10155093702951682_8802068008911503360_n

MSCC APRIL 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—THEY CAN BE FOUND AT EVERY LATITUDE

  The vintage car culture is most often associated with North America thanks to the massive presence of classic Detroit iron on the streets.   That may be true...

April 20, 2018 View more...
59

DO IT YOURSELF CAR APPRAISALS—YES, YOU CAN HANDLE IT

  I had my first experience with vintage car appraisals back in the late 90s with a ’59 Plymouth.   I needed an appraisal for insurance and they definitely...

March 29, 2018 View more...
duke

TALKING CARS WITH CATHERINE BACH—YES, DAISY DUKE IS DEFINITELY A CAR GIRL

  The Dukes of Hazzard ran from 1979 to 1985 and in that time this TV show became an icon to car guys.   Car guys liked this show...

March 13, 2018 View more...
ool

WORLD OF WHEELS/AUTORAMA: A GREAT CAR GUY WAY TO BEAT CABIN FEVER

  We at MyStarCollectorCar spend plenty of time on the road during the summer car season-but the long winter season gets a little longer because car shows are as...

February 24, 2018 View more...

Car Shows and Events

ST1
SAINT ALBERT ROCK’N AUGUST—THE BIG SHOW RETURNS AUGUST 7-11

  Rock’n August is one of Western Canada’s biggest annual car shows.   The whole community gets behind this week-long event because this is a showcase for the best...

December 16, 2017
IMG_4818
JULY 28, 2018 19th ANNUAL MICHENER ALLEN CLASSIC AND COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION

FEATURE CAR—THIS MONSTER ’69 CHARGER       The 2nd Generation Chargers are widely seen as one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built. They looked fast from...

June 19, 2017
EG-ED2018
JUNE 23, 2018 Our 11th Annual Calgary Premier Collector Car Auction at the Grey Eagle Casino!

  EG Auctions Is Proud To Present: Our 11th Annual Calgary Premier Collector Car Auction at the Grey Eagle Casino! SATURDAY MAIN EVENT June 23rd – 2018 INDOORS!!!! CONVENTION...

April 21, 2017
116-003
APRIL 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  APRIL 1: KAMLOOPS, BC VCCC Kamloops Chapter Easter Parade   APRIL 1: EDMONTON, AB The Edmonton Antique Car Club will be Celebrating Easter with our 55th Annual Easter...

October 5, 2015

Ads

Ads responsive