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Misc => Announcements => Topic started by: 69ChargerRT on March 01, 2010 - 10:18:50 pm

Title: Advertisers
Post by: 69ChargerRT on March 01, 2010 - 10:18:50 pm
We will be going through a few changes around here in the very near future.  I know some may not be too happy, but we will be having a small amount of advertisements present on the site.  This has become necessary to keep the site in private hands.  I certainly prefer, as I hope you all do as well, to keep this site private and not see it go to a company/corporation that just wants to milk it.  On the plus side, my business guy has worked out some good deals for us at Year One.  They will be the main sponsor of the site and have graciously agreed to some generous discounts for the members.  I would also like to reassure that the banners will be kept tasteful, well managed and mopar related, not to be let out of control like some other sites we all know. 

with that said i encourage every one to visit our first sponsor, Restorations by Julius.  Julius runs a one man show of Mopar restoring excellence.  Ive seen his work first hand and its impeccable.  I visited him last week for some discussions and was greeted by a gorgeous aar 4 speed, a perfect 68 charger, and a beautiful hemi cuda in the corner of the shop under going some work.  Julius isnt the type of guy to call just to shoot the breeze with, but if you want top notch work done hes your man. 

again, understand that i have the best intentions for the site and things will work out for our benefit.  with some of the help im getting, ill be able to put back into the site and assure that it is the best place to discuss cudas and challengers. 
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: the Wizard on March 02, 2010 - 02:32:45 pm
Just to re-iterate what 69ChargerRT said, Julius does the very best work I've ever seen.  He is HIGHLY knowledgable in the MOPAR industry, and has basically been everywhere and done everything in the MOPAR restoration world.  He is one of the few I would trust to do my work, and without me looking over his shoulder constantly....I would gladly just walk away and trust him.  Truly consider him for your restoration needs.  He is located near where I live in Los Angeles.

I have included his "About Us" section of his website below.  Interesting read.

Restorations by Julius
10101 1/2 Canoga Ave
Chatsworth (Los Angeles), California 91311
(818) 882-2825 - (888) 4MOPARS
Fax: (818) 882-2855
Email: julius@RbyJ.com

If you use his services tell him you found him here on Cuda-Challenger.com!


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"About Julius Steuer...
 
Julius has been a Chrysler enthusiast since his first, new 1967 Plymouth Belvedere. He has worked in the automotive industry for more than thirty-two years, owning his own business in automotive repair for the majority of that time. Specializing in ground up restorations on performance Mopars, he is one of a very few also performing repairs and maintenance.

His work has earned him an excellent reputation and a display case full of trophies for not only himself, but for his many satisfied clients. He consults with Mopar enthusiasts both here in the United States and internationally. He and his work have been featured in many magazine articles all over the world.

His car club, Chrysler Performance West, has produced the largest and most successful Mopar show in the west for the last sixteen years. He also singularly produced the 1996 Pacific Nationals in Las Vegas.

He is an automotive consultant to the film industry, locating, preparing and/or building cars for movies and television. Some of his credits include: Terminal Velocity, Natural Born Killers, Hollywood's Love Affair with Cars, Viper, Vanishing Point, the television show Nash Bridges, and his own personal Dodge Daytona in the Dodge Daytona truck commercial. Julius was also instrumental in providing the location and preparing the cars for Chrysler's Venom introduction video. The latest production was several appearances on the History Channel and TLC regarding the Goldberg Show and Million Dollar vehicles featuring a real 71 Hemi Cuda Convertible (1 of 2 real 71 Hemi Convertibles which Julius has restored). He has also provided cars for various magazines and Chrysler publications which include posters, catalogues and calendars.

Julius' Daytona in photoshoot for Sport Compact Car
About the Work... We use only the best parts and material available from all over the country for each job, whether NOS, new or hand picked quality used parts. Complete restorations are taken down to the unibody, blasted with baking soda to prevent warping and then repainted and reassembled. Extensive use of powder coating and plating is used to put all parts back into 'like new' condition. Aside from ground-up and partial restorations, we can do all forms of repairs, maintenance, modifications, customizing and various conversions, e.g."

Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: brads70 on March 02, 2010 - 03:05:15 pm
Thanks for all you do Ross!  I for one really enjoys this site and have met many great people and friends here. It was great to meet you at Carlisle. ( I was walking with Neil in the parts area, when Neil introduced me to you.)
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: 69ChargerRT on March 02, 2010 - 03:41:36 pm
thanks brad, i appreciate it!  my trip to carlisle was some time ago, ill have to make it back out there again some day.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: mopardave on March 02, 2010 - 05:39:36 pm
 :clueless:
what about the ones that were already advertising,  :dunno:  do they get a chance
 :dunno:
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: 69ChargerRT on March 02, 2010 - 06:55:29 pm
yes absolutely!  i sent you a message dave, but just so the board knows, I very much appreciate both Roseville and Nicks Classic Parts and want to continue that relationship.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Doomed on March 02, 2010 - 07:15:26 pm
This site and its members knowledge are priceless, anything to keep it in good hands is ok by me.

Kyle.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: thedodgeboys on March 02, 2010 - 08:00:32 pm
WHO_HOO
Thanks Ross I love this place thanks for doing what you have to to keep it going.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Cuda Cody on March 02, 2010 - 08:03:15 pm
Nothing against Y1 as they do a lot for the hobby, but I would feel much better if the vendors who have supported the site get a chance to keep doing so.  I do go out of my way to try and do business with them.  This might be a free site to me, but I know it's far from free.  That's why we have to support those who keep it free to the end user.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: mopardave on March 02, 2010 - 08:14:26 pm
Ross,
as a mopar fan,restorer for the hobby and a helper for the greater cause through roseville, I thank you for keeping this going and doing what you can, I did get your pm and will email you. there is alot of great people here for a common cause,  :thumbsup:

talk to you soon,
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Slotts on March 06, 2010 - 12:05:10 am
Hi Ross,

We spoke a while ago about an opportunity for me to advertise here on CC.com. I am a real small start up business that is trying to fulfill a very small niche market the best I can. What I am trying to offer is a resource for E body owners to help keep them from ending up being beached on the side of the road only second  only to running out of gas. Electrical components are usually given a low priority when compared to paint work and engine builds budgets until an electrical component fails and become issue.

Let me know what I would have to invest in getting the word out for JS Restorations. A PM would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Slotts
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Alaskan_TA on March 06, 2010 - 08:10:28 pm
Jim,
It has been suggested that I take on sponsors for HH & we need a test mule. Want to go first? My webmaster needs someone to play with to get the details sorted out.

Email if interested.  :wave:

Barry
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Slotts on March 06, 2010 - 09:47:22 pm
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg169/Slotts/Server/bullwinkle.jpg)

Hokey Smokes Bullwinkle! Barry, you're blowing my mind!  :faint:   :jumping:    :bananasmi

I could only point to an email address for now. I do have the domain registered but haven't had time to get a web site together yet.

I will send an email tomorrow morning. I have to get back to work....   :working:

Thank you!  :worshippy

Jim
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: 72cudamaan on March 06, 2010 - 10:55:17 pm
So, at this point can we not click on any other advertiser icons ( they aren't showing on the screen anymore)?. Just tried to find Roseville's site and it's nowhere to be found.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Chryco Psycho on March 09, 2010 - 01:07:47 am
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59832.0
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: the Wizard on March 09, 2010 - 12:29:50 pm
They should be back soon guys...we're working on it as I type this.  We're even gonna have a tab to a page where every sponsers banner will be placed for easy quick access. 

It is up now and is called "Sponser Sites".....no matter where else their banner might be it will be here for quick reference.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Bullitt- on March 14, 2010 - 09:20:26 am
Donno if it matters but the Eastwood's add does not link?/connect?/redirect? , Roseville & Julius do
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: brads70 on March 14, 2010 - 03:07:46 pm
What about Nicks parts?  great supplies for the west side of the USA? I just always used Roseville as they were closer for shipping purposes.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: az-nick on March 21, 2010 - 09:09:26 pm
I have been in contact with Russ about this for a few weeks but I have been out of town, I am back and I just sent him an email to discuss this further with him.....

Brad, thanks for the plug  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: brads70 on March 22, 2010 - 08:46:09 pm
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Topcat on June 25, 2010 - 10:13:30 pm
Some interesting discoveries I researched & found:

Cuda Challenger.com & Dodge Charger.com:
Administrator: 69ChargerR/T

Advertisers on Cuda Challenger.com
Year One
Eastwood
Julius
Nicks
Roseville

Advertisers with banners on Dodge Charger.com
0

Members on Cuda Challenger.com (as of today 6/25/10) 8005
Members on Dodge Charger.com (as of today 6/25/10) 8003

Total page views on Cuda Challenger.com
52400467

Total page views on Dodge Charger.com
53651377

Activity:
Average topics per day on Cuda Challenger.com 21.76
Average topics per day on Dodge Charger.com 37.91

Most online on Cuda Challenger.com    290 - July 19, 2008, 08:14:06 PM
Most online on Dodge Charger.com      528 - June 27, 2007, 01:49:53 PM

Average page views per day: Cuda Challenger.com 17829.35
Average page views per day: Dodge Charger.com 29740.23

So why is this forum advertising but Dodge Charger.com isn't?
Apparently, users on DC.com look at posts longer than here.

Just thought I'd bring this to light.
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: Troy on June 28, 2010 - 03:50:43 pm
Well, you also have to remember that DC.com "started over" in 2006 so those historical numbers aren't quite accurate (we had well over 11,000 members prior to the big crash).

I'd have to update my numbers but DC.com also costs about 4-5 times as much per month as this site since it sits on a dedicated server ($150 per month). Much like this site, it is primarily supported by one person (me). It does get to be overwhelming! Due to the "issues" with the previous owner I felt that there was a period of time where trust would be hard to gain. I did not want to sell anything or fill the site up with ads only to be accused of taking advantage of the situation. The reality is that I've sunk well over $10k into DC.com and I know Ross has been bleeding money here for a while. It's nice to think the community would chip in and help out but the reality is that it never happens. Sure, you get the odd donation but that's nothing you can budget (we can't even cover the cost of the tents at Carlisle and Monster Mopar). A subscription based site is too restrictive in my opinion so what are you left with? In all likelihood DC.com will be supported by advertising in the near future. I just have to find some that don't expect preferential treatment...

Troy
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: dutch on June 28, 2010 - 04:46:00 pm
I like the way things are done here with the sponsors. If you don`t need them, their banners don`t interfere with posts made ,and if you need them, they`re one click away.  Thanks troy & ross ,for keeping these sites open to all carnuts,  and good luck finding sponsors for DC.com    :cheers:
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 28, 2010 - 05:27:55 pm
I was actually a member of D-C before I was a member here. (go figure?!) Anyway, being in business and knowing what things cost its surprising that there are no ads over there. (yet) 
Its all good, no complaints from BIGS  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Advertisers
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on June 28, 2010 - 05:49:15 pm
There used to be a way to kick in some $$ for this site. Maybe I missed the link or something, but I'm ready give more $$.


  Mike