Saturday, December 31, 2011
It's easy to forget just how many people actually have access to this place. They don't call it the World Wide Web for nothin'!
Naturally, some stories did better than others. For example, I have a real passion for model car stories, so I spend a great deal of time setting up pictures and making fancy slideshows for them. But in spite of all the effort, they rarely get much reaction from readers. I like them, though, and since I'm the one writing all the stories, I'll probably continue to do them as long as I keep the lights on here.
So what did people like to read? I've compiled a list of the top ten stories as measured by page views on Hover Motor Company in 2011. Links are provided as well, just in case you want to relive them. Results are taken from the Google Analytics for this site, and span from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. There are a couple of stories in there that were written in 2010, but they continued to generate enough page views to make it on the list. So, without further adieu, here are the top stories of 2011 ...
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on the history of the Volkswagen Beetle. What you may not realize is that Chevrolet built a car to compete head-to-head with the popular German compact. And while you might not think about it in the same way as the Beetle, Chevrolet’s Corvair was one of the most innovative, advanced cars of its time.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Of course now, when I go to a car show, I can take 1,000 pictures at a time if I want with no penalty whatsoever. And that’s a good thing, because admittedly, I am not a very good photographer. Virtually every picture I take on here was captured by my little, red Sony Cyber-Shot point-and shoot. None of them are going to win any contests. Some of them are just flat-out blurry.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
BHo’s birthday is obviously close to Christmas, so the influx of presents can be pretty overwhelming. We had a birthday party for him two years ago, and my wife suggested that he ask his friends for canned goods and food instead of gifts. He then donated the food to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at our church, and we let him go to the store and pick out one present for himself. He collected 140 food items from his friends and family that year.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Such is the life of a vintage VW owner. And you know what? They love every bit of it.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
That being said, car-for-car, I actually enjoyed looking at the selection in Bartle Hall over the weekend better than the cars at SEMA. The annual Mecum Muscle Cars and More Grand Finale took place in Kansas City this weekend, and some 750 vehicles packed into the big climate-controlled convention center downtown.
But then, Mecum Auctions brings in their annual Grand Finale event, and suddenly things aren't that bad after all.