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Community Manager

Housekeeping: Welcome to Hagerty's New Website And Community

Imagine having a name like "Mac Rebennack" and thinking that you probably needed an even cooler name to play music. That's how Mac became "Dr. John, the Nite Tripper". Most of you probably know him as the fellow who sang

I been in the right place/but it must have been the wrong time

 

Is this the wrong time to introduce a brand-new place to talk about cars? Let's hope not, because that's what we have right here, along with a new name. You've known this site as "Hagerty" for a while now. That's cool, but "Hagerty Media" is even cooler --- and from now on, you can just type in www.hagerty.com/media to visit us directly. As the director of this site, I'll be your Dr. John and your guide to what we're offering, both here on the Hagerty Media site and in our astounding (FREE ADVICE) and interesting (FREE ADVICE, TOO!) new community site. It goes a little something like this:

 

You can expect that we'll have a lot more daily news, delivered earlier and later in the day. We will continue to bring you great car stories by all the contributors you've come to know: Jay Leno, Wayne Carini, Larry Webster, Don Sherman, Aaron Robinson, Patrick Bedard, and many others. We will be helping you share the story of your own cars and adventures with your friends and with the rest of the Hagerty Media community. More than a million and a half of you are already reading every month. That's great! Bring your friends.

 

Want more? The new community site at community.hagerty.com is the place. If the old Web forums were Optisparked LT1 engines from the Nineties, this place is like an LS9. You can talk to us, talk to each other, and talk to the community of experts we will be bringing in to give you real-world-experience answers to your questions. Once we're up and running, we will be selecting a Commenter of the Day each and every weekday. The other sites do that, too --- but we are going to be handing out real prizes. Here's an example: What if we could give you a new Ferrari 488GTB? That would be great, right? Well,  we can't do that... but we might give you a chance to drive one at 150mph or beyond.

 

Oh, and we are finally giving you the chance to comment directly on the articles. That was long overdue.

 

In the months to come, we'll be listening to your feedback and making the appropriate changes. So don't be shy about speaking up.

 

Thanks for joining us on this journey. When I joined Hagerty a year ago, I knew that we'd eventually be able to offer our dedicated readers, members, and fans a way to build a community like no other. Thanks for your patience. Is this the wrong time for a new approach to automotive enthusiasm? That's not for me to say --- but I'll tell you this: you're in the right place.

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Pit Crew

Will I still be able to click on an author's name to see all the articles posted by that author?  That function doesn't appear to work on the new site.  That's how I kept up with my favorite author, Rob Siegel!

Community Manager

Yes, the function does exist and you can also search for Rob's name as well - here is a shortcut: https://www.hagerty.com/media/author/rob-siegel/. Thanks!
Community Manager

Passenger

Barn Find Hunter link does not take you to the episode described. Not at all fond of the new layout

Moderator

Just like the 1980 Chevy Citation, we have to test some of this stuff in public to make sure it works... and we'll fix this faster than the Citation got fixed, I promise.

Passenger

I'm game, looks like a good refresh...let's see how it evolves.

Passenger

Trying to get to the Craig Breedlove POV 555 video. Keep getting sent to Housekeeping with no access to the video. Not happy with new set up.

Moderator

We're on the case. Most of these problems should be fixed by tomorrow.

Intermediate Driver

Fingers crossed this redesign won't be as bad as several others I've seen in the last few months.

 

One of my Ham Radio sites did a redesign, and they made the site just about useless.

 

Sometimes change is good, but when it's just change for change's sake, it usually backfires.

 

- Jim