More Cars, More Pages, More Videos, and More Fun

More Cars, More Pages, More Videos, and More Fun

More Cars, More Pages, More Videos, and More Fun

 

Sport and Specialty website

As “the web guy,” part of the fun is seeing the progress of the cars in the shop, even when I’m not there. While it’s great making pictures at the shop – and hanging out with the guys – to see updated images of projects is truly fascinating. What was a stripped-down empty shell of a car suddenly shows up in stunning pictures and videos of finished work.

So much has happened over the last few years in which I’ve been managing the website that it’s time again to change up how we present the finished projects.

You can still see some hand-picked favorites in the Concours Showcase, and you can follow along the progress of the cars In The Shop, but the On The Road category just got too hard to keep up with in the old format.

So now, you can scroll through the dozens of cars that have passed through the doors at Sport and Specialty as thumbnail images, then click on that car to get its “story” of how it made it back to the road.

At the top of the page, you can now trim down that list to view by car marque. Have a soft spot for Jaguars? Alfa’s? Healey’s? it’s there for you. For real fun, click on the “Other” category. Sometimes things just don’t fit in a category.

Another addition to the homepage is our new YouTube channel. You may have seen John’s two recent videos by The Envision Media team – if you haven’t, read up on John’s blog. Those videos, and more, will live on the YouTube channel. As they say, stay tuned.

Keep your eyes on the site, Facebook, Instagram, and now YouTube to follow along with the fun!

Enjoy.

Bill Oakes
Web Guy


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As official Content Strategist (Internet Guy) and photographer for Sport and Specialty, I get the pleasure of spending time at the shop to catch up on the newest work and meet the newest crew members. This last trip was preceding VSCDA’s Blackhawk Classic so the energy was even higher than usual.

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Oh, and about that eye candy…


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