With winter almost gone - It's time to go racing
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Changes Are Coming
Over the past several years we basically left the site alone, posting very rarely any new content. And while we also stopped photographing vintage racing event, this didn't stop me from collecting numerous vintage imasges and movies over the years. So while our vintage racing event will continue to be post (and I'll be adding a bunch more from 2010), I'm also going to increase the numbeer of images in our museum section, and to pay the bills, add m,any more racing and other type of posters for sale. I hope you continue to visit.
MUSEUM area needs movies / photos
We are looking for anyone who wouild like to donate any photos (or slides). 8mm, and/or 16mm film. Anything! As mentioned above, we are in the designing stages to enlarge our "Museum" section. You can either just donate the material, or send it to us where we would scan and convert it to digital files returning the originals to you (or pretty high-res via email). As in the past, we look forward to continue to make this website a celebrations of "your" passion.
CHECK OUT THREE NEW IDEAS
IT’S ALL IN THE NAME
Welcome to VintageAutoSports.com a.k.a. september8th.com. First of all, you may be asking yourself why the two web names and addresses. Well, the answer is fairly simple. Several years ago as the website began growing, we thought a more “relevant” website name would be more appropriate, hence the VintageAutoSports.com moniker was born. But, as we began spreading the word of the “new” name, we discovered that the unique september8th.com badge was so vastly known among the majority of the race drivers and team members, we quickly decided not to eliminate it so fast. On paper, VintageAutoSports.com is probably the ideal choice, while for us, september8th.com will always be our sentimental favorite. The choice is yours, as typing either name in the browser’s address area will send you to the same great website.
As we close out another racing season, we posted the last of the vintages racing events that we attended in 2006. We now plan to get back to adding more content to the Museum, Car and People Profile, and extensive Links’ sections, and hopefully, finally get to work on several other “pet” projects that have been sitting on the back burner for all too long already. Obviously, time is always the enemy of our good intentions, especially since our race coverage postings have evolved to include many more pages of images than ever before. Additionally, we hope to turn back the clock and repost numerous events from previous years just collecting dust in our files. The website is a labor of love that has grown larger than we ever could have expected, and we thank you, the viewers, for your countless encouraging words and emails that we have received over the years which help us get through the long nights in front of the computer screen.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
While many know us for our imagery in Vintage Motosport, Victory Lane, Vintage Racecar (Journal), Classic Motorsports and numerous other vintage publications, we recently began evolving beyond just providing photo memories of your outings, and began taking advantage of our formal design backgrounds to produce what I like to think of as photography on steroids. For samples of what can be done, please check out our growing menu of “one–of–a–kind” samples located at the Image Ideas/Samples link button located under the “MARKETPLACE” pulldown. Once there, you’ll see how traditional photography can be transformed into a unique piece of art. Additionally, please keep us in mind as a great resource to help you put together any ads, brochures, promo pieces and more you may need in the future.
TIME TO CLEAN OUT THE ATTIC or GARAGE
Remember, this website was developed for you and has been molded with the help of your suggestions and comments over the years. We also hope that if you have any period racing photos (and/or movies) sitting around your attic or basement, we welcome the opportunity to add them to the site as well.
IN YOUR OWN WORDS
Finally, here’s your chance to tell it all. Whether it’s about your favorite car, race track, how you got started in racing, your youthful adventures at the Glen or under the droplight, insights into the building of your prized racecar, or just about anything.....tell it here. We only just added a few stories and the “IN YOUR OWN WORDS“ section has already received great feedback. Please join in on the fun and send in those stories–––long or short–––we’d love to hear from you!
AND IT’S FREE
If you haven’t yet perused the Classified section, please do, as it is a great place to connect buyers and sellers–––and best of all, it’s FREE!
2009 IS COMING FAST!
With 2008’s racing schedule once again revealing no shortage of venue choices, its definitely going to be another busy year. Record gas prices will definitely thin the paddock this year, but as we head to 2009, we will still enjoy the sport, but take a little longer getting there to save fuel!