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The Old Motor Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

By David Greenlees:  Five years ago today The Old Motor went live in cyberspace – since that day the wheels have been spinning here on a non-stop high-speed run much like those on racing cars on the hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach or on the salt at Bonneville. Visitors to the site on a daily basis continue to grow in a dramatic fashion. 75-percent of the readers are from the United States, with the balance mainly from: Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • The Lead Image – Ex Briggs Cunningham – Collier Collection 1912 Mercer Raceabout.

But to look back to the start, none of this would have been possible without a core of five like-minded friends who contributed as often as daily for over a year: Tim Martin, Chris Paulsen, Ivan Pozega, Tony De Seta, and Eric Haartz all helped to get the wheels rolling. Added to that are the 1000’s of photos that readers have kindly submitted, along with the articles that were written by a number of enthusiasts and professional automotive writers to long to list. The online magazine has grown to contain over 14,500 images and 3,500 articles.

Today as it has been since the start, The Old Motor is a one-man operation published in the middle of an antique car machine and repair shop. The success of the magazine would also not be possible without a generous and supportive group of sponsors, some of which have been on board since day one.

The Old Motor Shop

  • The machine and repair shop were “The Old Motor” has been published daily for five years.

After reaching this milestone, I would like to take the time to thank you, our readers, for your support and the contributions you make daily. On another note, in an effort to improve The Old Motor, please take a few minutes to reply the questionnaire (below), and either leave a comment or send an e-mail to me about what you would like to see more of on these pages. The Magazine is NOT going to change, and will continue to contain primarily, pre-World War II content, but some input from you would be helpful to serve you better. 

A  Questionnaire That Will Help To Serve Our Readers In The Future:

  1. The Old Motor Newsletter has been sent out only once a week, would you like to receive it more often as others have requested? If so, twice a week or everyday? Your email address as always is kept strictly private.
  2. New, fresh and large-sized interesting images are needed daily, would you be willing to share some your very own personal collection of photographs with other readers? If so, check out the contribute page.
  3. Would you like more technical coverage of interesting mechanical designs and technical information? Learn more about how cars, components and parts were manufactured? Or would you like more articles about what is being rebuilt here in the shop?
  4. From which decade starting with 1900 were the automobiles that you enjoy the most manufactured in?

Upcoming Features:

Ex Peter Helck 1914 Mercer Raceabout

The Ex Samuel E. Baily – Peter Helck 1914 Mercer Raceabout that set a 112 m.p.h speed on the sand at Daytona Beach in late-teens. 

The Ex Duesenberg Factory team car driven to a 2nd place finish in the 1916 Indy 500 by Wilbur D’Alene.

16-Valve Duesenberg Racing Engine

84 responses to “The Old Motor Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

  1. Dave: Congratulations on five years online! I have immensely enjoyed the amazing diversity of stories published here and look forward to each new article. Thank you for the enjoyment you bring to myself and so many others each day.

    • Really enjoy the newsletter. About the only change I might suggest is more coverage of your shop’s restoration activities. The things I enjoy the most are technical aspects of restoration work. Personally, I feel any car built after 1932 is a modern car so prefer earlier focused stories.
      Thanks and keep up the good work.
      John Mishanec

    • I think T.O.M. is great!
      Don’t change a thing.
      I think the frequency of your publication is just right.
      Maybe many of your readers would love for you to add a feature that gives us a video tour of what you are generally working on in your shop, your shop techniques and how you go about resourcing or fabricating otherwise non existent replacement parts.
      Keep up this really great website and blog. It is by far the best!

  2. Congratulations on reaching this milestone……you already strike a great balance between technical, informational and entertaining topics, I cannot offer any advice in that area. Whether weekly or biweekly the newsletter is helpful to those who can’t catch your blog daily. As for me, your site is the first one I check every day so I never miss anything. Thank You for all your time, energy and effort for all of us readers!

  3. Wonderful site, I always mention it to friends and fellow enthusiasts . At some point I plan to contribute images. Need some more organization and tech support from my savvy wife.
    Enjoy this day. Tom

  4. 5 YEARS? I just found out about this a year ago. 1), I don’t get the newsletter 2) I have trouble with downloading stuff, total computer idiot 3) absolutely more technical stuff. I’m always amazed at how things started out mechanically, to what they evolved(?) to today 4) kind of a tough one. While I enjoy “turn of the century” articles, ( for the “wow” factor) I have a hard time relating to teens and 20’s stuff. I like the 30’s, when styling took off, and post-war stuff. The things that came out of WW2 changed everything. Being a “baby-boomer”, 50’s & 60’s are my favorite. The “5 Fun Friday “pictures are my favorite. Thanks for a great site.

  5. Happy Anniversary, and thank you for your continued interest and the incredible amount of time you devote to this. The Newsletter once a week is fine with me, I look at your site every day so would rather see you spend time posting more period images then more frequent newsletters. I’d enjoy more articles about what you are “recreating ” in your shop; what you have posted is just so wonderful. My favorite ‘decade’ is actually two – the 1920s and 1930s, which is where my personal research and then writing of stories focus for CCCA and HCC . The 5 Fun Friday color images are really great as well.

  6. Congratulations, David!
    The Old Motor is a ‘must read’ every day. First a cup of coffee, then TOM.
    My main interest is pre-WW1 racing cars.
    The current balance of articles is PERFECT. Something for everyone who treasures old cars.
    Don’t change a thing.
    Many thanks for all your hard work. It IS appreciated.
    Tony

  7. Congratulations for providing 5 years of valued and trusted content, making TheOldMotor a daily must-read for every vintage automobile enthusiast. I marvel at your unflagging dedication to produce and publish interesting daily content almost single-handedly while operating a full-time restoration shop. You make the rest of us look like slackers! In response to your questions…
    1) Publishing the newsletter once weekly is sufficient, since I log onto the blog first thing daily anyway.
    2) From time to time, I’ve provided photographic images and I plan to continue doing so as the opportunities present themselves.
    3) Your current balance of technical coverage is spot-on.
    4) My primary intersts are 1920s and ’30s automobiles, as well as the first generation of postwar products prior to proliferation of 1950s glitz and glamour. However I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for (and understanding of) pioneer vehicles through the exposure I’ve gained reading TheOldMotor.

  8. I look at the site first thing every day and have since it’s inception therefore my advised is -don’t change a thing- as I feel it is just right as is.

  9. Keep up the good work. I don’t care about newsletters as I check the Old Motor site regularly. Technical articles are my favorite, especially things I can apply to my own amateur restoration work. The pre-War period interests me the most, the earlier the better.

  10. I am very pleased with the way the website is, now. I like all of the articles & look/read every one first thing in the morning. Once a week for the newsletter works for me. Please continue & Happy New Year.

  11. Don’t change a thing! I check in EVERY day to see what is going on and have been doing so since about issue #10. I’m primarily interested in engines and drive-trains but it’s ALL excellent reading.

  12. Thank you so much for your wonderfull website.
    I too read it every day. My favorites years are
    the 40s and 50s. Also the Friday 5s are great.

    Thank you BOB

  13. David, I’m one of those “read every day’rs”, so I don’t miss anything. I love articles and pictures from every era, but guess the 30s would be my favorite pre-war era, but being a “boomer”, I do love what I grew up with too. I wonder if the fun Fridays is the favorite normally, it seems to have the most comments, but Please, continue it all ! Thanks so much for so much ! John

  14. Congratulations for five years of entertaining and educating your readers! I agree that you don’t need to change your mix of articles and photographs. I have learned some new things and found a lot to share with friends. While the oldest cars I’m familiar with are American cars from the 40s-50s that my generation bought, well used, as first cars. But your site has reminded me of things I had forgotten about, like shimming babbitt bearings like Chevys had until the 1950s. I also enjoy reading and learning about earlier times. I am impressed by the quality of your work, e.g. recent posting on re-manufacturing engine valves.
    Thank you!

  15. Congratulations for reaching your five – year anniversary.
    There are very few days in the year that I don’t visit and enjoy this site.
    Please keep up the good work…
    Oh and the Friday Kodachrome’s are splendid!

  16. Congratulations, David! I can’t remember exactly when I jumped in, but from that day the visit to your site became a daily ritual. It learned me a lot about American cars and I enjoy it every day, including the posts which are not in my direct fields of interest. For me changes are not necessary, I’m happy as it is. But if I miss something, probably it’s the best I take care of it myself and send it to you as a contribution! So let’s move on to the ‘Décennale’ !

  17. David, congratulations and many thanks for a job well done! I cant tell you how much I enjoy your site and the tremendous work you do that helps all of us in so many ways. Please keep up your superb work which is very much appreciated!

  18. Congratulations on your fifth anniversary! I visit every day and marvel at all the work you put into this site to make all the posts so varied, fascinating and beautiful. Posting 7 days a week is a true labor of love! The mix is perfect! FYI: My favorites are the technical posts like “Learn How Replica Engine Bearings are Machined and Babbitted,” the series on the JAP-engine North London Garage Replica motorcycle, and of course the series on the fire-breathing Beast of Turin. Your own work is so meticulous it is an inspiration! Thank you!!

  19. David: Congratulations on your 5th anniversary of publication. What a fine effort you’ve made for car addicts like myself. I especially enjoy Friday Kodakchrome pix, what a great idea. I personally like 40’s, 50’s, 60’s American and Euro cars. More airport, plane, and car stories would be fine, also more military vehicles…staff cars, trucks,
    shown in ETO, and Pacific.
    I wish I lived closer to lend you a hand.
    Best, and thanks again
    Avery Diasmond

  20. Hi Dave, I just want to echo the sentiment. I read TOM every morning, love it all, and wouldnt want you to change a thing! Thanks again.

  21. One of my favorite times of the day is visiting The Old Motor. Thank you for all the effort you give to us in this special forum. You’ve done a fine job with article content and because of that I trust any coming changes will be best for your viewers. Thanks again and congrats for five.
    Mark Schanfeldt

  22. David, this is the first site I go to each evening. I have learned so much from this site. I’ve written you via email about the 1915 General Store and Motor Garage our club moved to our local Historic Village and restored back in 1988. Before we opened the garage to the public, we asked Leslie R. Henry, a snowbird member, to look things over. We said “Les, what should we change?” He gazed over the entire place, then turned and said “Nothing.” To paraphrase Les, when asking what you should change about The Old Motor, “Nothing.”

  23. Great job David. Being in the publishing business, I know how difficult it is to maintain a mix that keeps everyone’s attention. You are very good at it. That said, I particularly like the technical articles, especially those based in your shop. I’ve already copied several of your techniques. And, while I appreciate that most readers probably lean towards new cars… (i.e. 30s and later), I really like the early material, especially pre-WWI. There is a lot of later car stuff on the internet and very little for those of us rooted in the early 20th century.
    Cheers, and keep it up!

    Joe P

  24. Happy Anniversary David.I wouldn’t ask you to change anything here .I stumbled upon your site while surfing for a picture of a Dozier that was mentioned on another site. I’ve been hooked and told many friends already.I saw the Mercer in the Naples collection and recognized it here. I’m thinking if you do more with the site it might become a burden to you and I hope you don’t “burn out”. The photographs are great.A friend of mine has a collection of early photos and even lithographs that I have urged him to share with you-I’ll have to nudge him again.Thanks for all you do.It would be cool to meet you sometime if you get to Naples-feel free to e-mail me.

  25. Congratulations! Five years covering the cars we all love, thanks for such a great website. Thanks for the two shotgun rides on two historic race car restorations. Best wishes for 2016. Bob

  26. I live vicariously thru this site. You ought to see my garage…Mercer, Stutz, 53 Skylark, Edsel Fords speedster. Yep, they’re all mine! The fact is I’m not sure I could afford the Brasso or chrome polish bill. I check this site about 5 days a week and enjoy all of it. Fridays are a fave. I really liked the patent leather fenders and your shop events. You have a great thing going here, many people obviously like this site. Keep up the good work!

  27. thank you for this site. hardly a day goes by that i don’t visit it i always look forward to it. all of it interesting and educational. please keep it up.
    jim

  28. Congratulations! I’m another who never misses a day, practically from day 1.
    1. I wasn’t aware of the newsletter, but I read every day so it probably doesn’t matter much to me.
    2. I don’t know what I’d have to contribute (I guess everyone says that), but if I come across something I’d be happy to contribute.
    3. I like everything. The best thing is all the original photos. Technical articles are great if they aren’t too detailed. The variety is great and I find that I am often intrigued by something that I wouldn’t normally have given much attention. I’d love to see more early motorcycle pictures and articles.
    4. Brass era cars (and motorcycles) are the ones that turn my crank the most.

    Thank you!

  29. I’m an everyday visitor. Don’t change anything in your approach to the content; the range of your interests is too good and too fascinating to have it messed up by some kind of homogenizing vote. Your site has a powerful personality; don’t bland it out of existence.

    One tiny comment on style. The site could often use some quick proofreading. For example, the spelling of the contraction for “it is” is always “it’s”. The neuter version of “his” or “hers” is always “its”. This may seem like a quibble, but you asked for feedback.

  30. Congratulations! All of your dedicated input is much appreciated. My personally preferred era is pre 1930 but you show a great mix for all buffs. Being a full time restorer, I really anticipate and enjoy the tech articles – great learning tools! I too, wouldn’t change a thing. Yes, I’d like to receive the Newsletter and at an interval that’s convenient for you. Thanks!

  31. CONGRATULATIONS David G! Means I have been checking in here about four and a half years now. Criminy, that is a lot of comments above. You must be doing it right.
    As to your questions:
    1, Like so many others, I check here almost every day (although often late).
    2, Like someone else said, I am somewhat computer challenged. My personal collection of original photos is fairly small, but I do have a few that need to be shared if I can figure out how to scan and clean up the originals.
    3a, I like the balance that you have. Lots of history, including some unusual stuff. Your technical articles are a good balance in my mind (and occasionally give me an idea on how to fix something of mine). Your coverage of some of the great meets around the world is fantastic! I love to see the excellent coverage of these shows that I will mostly never get to see in person. Several of your regular contributors have become things I look forward to seeing from around the world (and even only a few hundred miles away at Pebble Beach).
    The “Fun Fridays” and other newer stuff starts getting out of my personal eras of interest, but are interesting and I do enjoy them.
    3b, The only thing I would maybe ask to see a little more of? Good pictures, and occasionally videos, of some of the great cars you get to work on!
    4, For me personally, you can pretty much start drawing a line from just before 1900. The first decade, I like the most. The second decade, the next most. The third decade, and on down (up?) the line. I like all the cars and most other things from those eras, with a little extra interest in the racing cars.
    I do think that everyone should get more exposure to earlier stuff. Regardless of an individuals favorite era, it would not exist without what came before it.
    I think your balance is close to perfect.

    Again, Congratulations on the milestone! And thank you.
    Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2

  32. I have in the past worked as a car salesman, auto trimmer, and technician for Chevrolet, so cars have been a big part of my life. Even though I am not now involved in any of the above, most things automotive interest me. If I had to pick a favorite interest, that would be trucks. I’ve owned many, from 1937 Chevrolet to my current 1995 Dodge Ram. But my favorite was a 1949 International KB 2, which I bought for $150. Every day I read something that is automotive related and often it is on this sight. Thanks for all your efforts and congratulations on 5 yrs.

  33. David,
    Don’t change a thing, please. You are the first thing I read in the morning. Congratulations on 5 years, it has been wonderful to read. Thank you for all your efforts on this. Very much appreciated.

    George

  34. David: Congratulations on 5 GREAT years, thank you & best wishes/best of luck for the New Year!

    Consider me part of ‘Don’t Change A Thing’ group as far as TOM is concerned.

  35. David,

    I can’t believe its been five years! Old Motor is one of the first sites I visit every morning. I love the mix, brass era, 30’s 40’s etc. I particularly like the technical features from your shop and automotive technology from days gone by.

    Most excellent always!

    Best regards,

    Terry

  36. David,

    I join the resounding chorus of Congratulations on five years of superb work. Like many others, I stumbled across your website a little over a year ago. Like all others, I became completely fixed on my daily dose of superb automotive history. Please do not adjust your recipe. What my “preferences” are hardly matters to the amazing work you have produced. Art and style development was influenced by the society of the time… the society was influenced by the needs and aspirations of people at the time…the technology was the best attempt to answer to those needs and aspirations. What you have accomplished in your writing is an excellent blend of all these elements. Understanding a little about one, helps me understand more about another even if it isn’t my “favorite”. Regardless if intentional or accidental, you have hit that balance perfectly! What you are achieving day by day is a comprehensive written history the likes of which any historian would be proud (maybe even a little jealous!)
    Congratulations and best wishes!

    Hank

  37. Congratulations David! I’m continually impressed that you can put out such a flow of high-quality material and still keep a day job. The brass era is what draws me the most, but I think your total mix is great.

    I have to agree that the “it’s” is off-putting – I’d be glad to proof-read for you if we can work it out.

    • Kelly, Thanks, and sorry about the my writing skills – when I should have been paying attention in English classes at school, I usually was reading a car magazine hidden from the view of the teacher inside of my open notebook.

      The Old Motor is really the first time I have written anything, and unfortunately the readers have had to endure my grammar mistakes, but I am slowly learning.

      The other problem is time – I work on the site seven days a week from 5am to 9am, and run the shop from 8am to 5pm 5-6 days a week and work again on the site from 5pm – until I am done for the day.

      A proof-reader would welcome, but The Old Motor is run a lot like a newspaper and the post written the day before or finished in the morning goes live. at 8-9 each day.

      I also have to thank Tim Martin, who when he has the time will go into the site and make some corrections and has for years.

      I will contact you and we can talk about proof-reading. Thanks!!

  38. THANK YOU! I’ve been a daily viewer for quite a while. There’s no need to change. I always find something interesting, although I take great delight in Kodachrome Fridays.

    Thank you for everything you do.

  39. Congratulations, Dave on five years of madness! 🙂
    I don’t receive the newsletter, as I visit here each day. I enjoy most of it, but especially like the ’30s-’50s era, as well as the Friday feature. All of it is interesting, however.

  40. David,
    The free-to-browse website, magazine, video clips and the timeless side comments/ information is more than words can say, it truly is a labor of love and keeping the international automotive historical heritage alive and interesting. The thought that the website is unbiased to anyone type of engineering marvel is refreshing. Who would have ever guessed tire chains have been around since before the teens. Anyhow, keep up the great work and see yeah at the next 5 year mile post. (By the way, I have searched everywhere, and I have never been able to find when the American standardization of putting the steering wheel on the left, and having American cars drive on the right. Maybe you may know?)

  41. Congratulations, David! You have the best old-car site on the web. It’s the fascinating range of histories and photos that continues to amaze me.

    I agree with my fellow readers that you’ve done a fantastic job these past five years. I’m sure we all look forward to The Old Motor’s continued success through 2016 and beyond.

  42. David,enjoy your site very much in particular the early racers and semi-racers .Technical features are great as well.I also enjoy early vintage hotrods, but I think you are working way too many hours,lighten up man !

  43. David, as usual, I’m late to the party, but I want to congratulate you.., “The Old M otor” is five years old, amazing!!! Thank you and let me tell you how much I enjoy TOM, You are truly a tremendous asset and resource to the entire hobby…I only discovered your “zine” a couple of months ago, I’m a lifelong auto enthusiast, have owned and collected many fantastic autos, started as a teen reading Motor Trend, Road and Track , and other magazines from their beginnings, Hemmings when it was literally a 5″ by 7″, the different club publications when they were only stapled mimeographed sheets. I’m at a perfect point in my life for TOM; you provide such a stimulating window to my and others pasts and offer a forum for many of us to share and even learn from ours and others experiences and history. I and your other readers can only hope you continue to give us such pleasure. I tell all of my autophile friends, young and old and in between, just how great TOM is. By the way your grammar’s just fine .. I only wish my typing were better, or is it keying today? A-n-nd …just shortly, Happy New Year to us all, a-a-n-nd Many More to Come!!!

  44. Everyone else has already said it all – you’re the greatest! Don’t change a thing. Since you asked, my main interests are body design and construction in the ’30s, but I read (and learn from) everything you feature. Thanks so much.

  45. Happy 5th Birthday!
    As a UK reader I always enjoy what this site shows of the heritage of the US car industry. I recommend it to all my petrol- head friends.
    Off to the New Years Day gathering at Brooklands in 5 minutes. About 2000 classic cars there each time…the best way to start a year.
    Thanks for such an enjoyable site. Best wishes for the future.
    David

  46. Really enjoy reading TOM every weekend. My favorite cars are the 1920s and anything rare and unusual. Keep up the good work!

  47. Wow, amazing. Hard to believe that it’s been that long, but I really enjoy the site David and I thank you for the work you put into it every day. Happy New Year to you and here’s to another five if it’s in the cards. Thanks Dave.

  48. I’m late too because I receive the weekly newsletter. However, I much prefer the once a week format.
    AS for subject matter, you have an excellent blend. The two eras of my interest are pre 1920 and because my 1st car was a ’46 Ford convertible I bought for $50, the 40 to 50’s era.
    I don’t have much to contribute except for a comment now and again.
    I am very happy with the current content and enjoy the technical articles also. So I wouldn’t want a change and as for the grammar/typos it reminds me of my writings and makes the newsletter much more personal.
    Congratulations.

  49. A fellow “one-man operation” Car Collector Chronicles; a free no ad ezine covering all aspects of the collector car hobby now in its 9th calendar year of publication; heartily congratulates you on passing this milestone!

  50. Many thanks to all of you for this most enjoyable magazine and my best wishes for 2016!
    My love goes for the oldest of cars, starting in the second half of 19th century up to the twenties, and my main interest is for the shapes, as I’ve been a car designer myself. I loved Hampton’s recent article on the ‘La Jamais Contente’ with so many unknown original pictures!
    Once a week publishing is plenty. Your workshop is absolutely exquisite, a place to spend one’s life!

  51. The Old Motor Newsletter has been sent out only once a week, would you like to receive it more often as others have requested? If so, twice a week or everyday? ONCE A WEEK IS IDEAL – DON’T CHANGE IT!

    Would you like more technical coverage of interesting mechanical designs and technical information? Learn more about how cars, components and parts were manufactured? Or would you like more articles about what is being rebuilt here in the shop?
    MY VOTE IS FOR HOW MANUFACTURED

    From which decade starting with 1900 were the automobiles that you enjoy the most manufactured in?
    1950’S & 1960’S

  52. Though I comment rarely, it’s by far my favorite sight, thank you Dave… I love to delve in late twenties and anything before. I like the tech stuff, I learn from every article. Old used up machines are great too, nostalgic about old trucks that are working hard. As a lifetime common laborer that often did “more with less”, I always told myself; men did this with a much smaller truck once… It always helped me get the job done.

  53. As we start a New Year, I just want to say, ” Thanks for a Job Well Done !” I wish You continued Success in the coming Years.
    I was born in 1947 and my first Old Car was a ’39 Chevy. I was a teenager at the time and since have owned many Old Chevrolet Cars (36 Chevy in my garage at the moment) Any thing from 1939 and back is Fine with me.
    You are the Best !!! Your Format is Great and when I need to satisfy my ” Hunger for Knowledge” I search the Old Motor. Happy New Year !!! Jeff

  54. Look forward to, and LOVE, everything you give to us, the readers. That’s not a lot of help. I think a previous comment, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is very appropriate. You are focused, everyone seems quite pleased. In a world of constant change, the slower things are a relief. Thank you for your work.

  55. NO ! Thank you for all the hard work you put in. I enjoy it’s current scheme of releases and I have not found a boring subject yet. I would love to visit your shop. Since I cannot move well, maybe more shots of the inside of the shop. Put your face in the photo. Include any employees. Happy New Year, Dave.

  56. You do such a great job with The Old Motor that it would be hard to improve. I especially the 40’s-50’s -60’s stuff. I think the only way to get better is more of it, maybe twice a week. Thanks for all the hard work you do to entertain this old gearhead!!

  57. Congrats on your first five years ! I was introduced to TOM by my wife who knew that I loved pre-war II automobiles especially from the teens and twenties. My first car was purchased in 1955 at age 16 and I intenionally bought a 1929 Studebaker Straight Eight Regal Sedan as my daily ride. To bad I have to pay the light and fuel bills here ( and eat ) as I would love to come work in your shop for NO PAY ! I do have some origihal photos from the teens to share if wanted. Thanks for all your efforts to keep us entertained !

  58. Hi David.
    Congratulations on your 5th birthday from a New Zealand reader.
    I look forward to “The Old Motor” each week, and read it front to back and top to bottom.
    I am now a “silver surfer” and having spent 45+ years in the automotive field ( Mechanic, parts, tutor) enjoy reading / viewing anything to do with automobiles throughout the ages.
    No doubt some readers would like more content but personally, I am very happy with its format and content.
    All the best for the next 5 years.
    Thanks once again.
    Cheers Grant

  59. Congratulations, you have wonderful website. I visit your site 5 time/week so I don’t miss a thing. The fun Friday’s photos are my favorite. My favorite years are 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Not old enough to have ridden in them when I was a kid but I have own cars from each era mentioned above. I am interested in reading more about what current projects are in your shop.

    Keep up the good work,
    Chris

  60. I cannot suggest any improvements! The site is already the closest thing I’ve seen to perfection on a topic regardless of the topic. As far as the notion of a favorite decade goes, I can honestly say that I have been fascinated with cars and motorcycles of all vintages since I first began to speak. My dad says that one of the first words out of my mouth was “carburetor”. So, don’t change a thing unless you are inspired to make what you deem an improvement; nearly impossible in my estimation.

  61. I read the site nearly every day. I enjoy the site very much. I know of a few people that I have steered your way just to see the “Friday color” photos as they were teenagers then.
    I will be happy to send some of my photos your way.

  62. Dave,
    along with many others, I would like to congratulate you on your magnificent efforts to produce the weekly journal. I would not ask you to change anything – the current combination of all you show us is about perfect for me . anain HI, Dave, I think all I can do is endorse the comments by most of your readers – you are doing a magnificent job of informing and entertaining us all and I would not ask you to change the format or timing. If you tried to do it on anything but a weekly basis, I believe your important workshop restoration work would suffer along with your financial situation in the workshop which you need to maintain.
    that’s all from me good luck for the future.
    cheers John

  63. Congratulations David to you and your team. Publishing a daily blog requires true dedication, and your content is consistently superior. I read TOM every day while having lunch, and it is frequently the high point of my work day!

    I prefer brass era cars. I enjoy your technical articles and seeing how you actually do repair and restoration work. It is a big help to me in my own shop to see how you evaluate and approach a problem. I would love to see more of what goes on in your garage!

    Best, Bill

  64. Thank You for providing this playground and time machine that stimulates us today and gives people unborn, the rich story of inventions that made life worth living. What other collection, book, movie, or course, can give an interested
    student of history such a broad view of everything automotive from the beginning to today? I’m a brass nut. It looks like you have lightened up on non-racing brass articles. I am a “catholic” (universal) equal opportunity lover of most
    automobiles of all ages, though. Keep those videos coming. Who would have thought I would be so fascinated at watching a Walters hitting snow drifts and plowing magnificently in the thirties? Please take care of yourself and take some time off from time to time. I guarantee you that you won’t lose your audience!

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