Months ago, a European Chrysler enthusiast and regular correspondent wrote to the Plymouth Owners Club (POC) and Allpar, the “Mopar” web site, to find out if we were interested in running a retrospective on the 1976 cars and corporation. Both the POC and I were very interested, and so he started the laborious process of researching the era.… ... read the rest
On Saturday, Allpar will have its annual car show at Teterboro Chrysler, in Little Ferry. By most standards, it’s a relatively easy event; the field has been chosen, the owners take care of clearing the space, there’s power on-site, and there are volunteers to help.
In advance, there are many decisions and preparations to make.… ... read the rest
When the Internet started up, it was fairly easy to find a following, which is probably why you can read Allpar today; we started in 1994 and got our domain name in 1998. The Web was a smaller community, with few spammers and scammers, and corporations were generally oblivious.
The first major threats to independent publishers were, in my opinion:
- Pay per click “search engines” (GoTo.com was the leader before Google) which meant that if you had deep pockets, you could “outbid” better sites.
Remember these rather spicy ads that showed up all over Allpar for as long as I could take it? Well, supposedly we now have all sorts of filters in, so we’ll clear half the money but be a bit less offensive.
It took a while due to tech issues and I still can’t get Chrome to show the new ads; not sure what’s going on there.… ... read the rest
In response to a few inquiries, yes, those ads at the bottom of the page at allpar are real ads, not a virus, or malware, or a mistake. Revcontent, the advertiser, is pretty popular on the Net, and you’ve probably seen their work on many other sites (Taboola and a couple of other providers have similar ads).… ... read the rest