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The Austin Texas Hot Rod Scene at MOTORAustin.com

by motorfoot 9/23/2009 3:57:00 PM

I thought that I would post on one of my other projects. Actually, I have shifted focus almost entirely from MOTORFOoT to MOTOR Austin.

MOTOR Austin has gone through several redesigns, including a recent home page update. Since I do photography of local events, I thought it would be cool if the entire home page design would be photo of an Austin hot rod. The home page stays fresh since every few weeks I change the featured image. The current image is of Mercury Charlie's Nadine, since the second annual  Hot Rods and Honeys is in October.

Another project I just finished is a video of a local car night in Buda Texas, just south of Austin.  This car night is organized by the GearHeads car club and has a pretty decent size showing each Saturday night with a nice mix of cars.

Check out the video below for a taste of Buda car night, and check out MOTOR Austin while you are at it.

 

 

Happy New Year!

by motorfoot 1/9/2009 12:09:00 AM

Well, we here at MOTORFOoT ring in 2009 with a commitment to continue! Onward through the fog!

 

 

 

Building MOTORFOOT

by motorfoot 7/9/2008 1:15:00 PM

It has been three months since the last Building MOTORFOOT entry so it is time for another update.

MOTORFOOT Gallery (beta)

I said I wouldn't do it, but sometimes you have no choice. I have been trying to find image gallery software that I can integrate into the site but have not found anything that meets my needs. So, I started building my own gallery. It is very basic right now but I can continue to customize it as I see fit. It is an ASP.NET application written in C# using XML as the data store bla bla bla.

"Simple, clean. I approve." - Skully

Skully likes it so I'm happy.

You can check out the beginnings of the MOTORFOOT Gallery (MFG) at the following link.

>> MOTORFOOT Gallery

Happy Birthday Model T and A

I have also been doing a lot of online research on T and A, err, that is on the Ford Model T and Model A. The Model A celebrates its 75th anniversary this year! Dude, you *still* rock! And of course, the Model T celebrates its 100th too. As a result of the research I added a new page on MOTORFOOT that provides links historical topics and terminology in hot rodding (like, what the heck is a gasser?).

You can check out the MOTORFOOT Library at the following link.

>> www.motorfoot.com/library.htm

MOTORFOOT YouTube Hot Rod Video Picks

I have also been on a YouTube Hot Rod kick, burning countless hours of life force that might have been better expended elsewhere. But hey, that's YouTube. Maybe you will find the videos entertaining.

You can check out my MOTORFOOTVID VLog at the following link.

>> MOTORFOOTVID

Summary

The above list are just some of the adventures over the last three months. I stated in the MOTORFOOT Vision that I would spend the entire year of 2008 on foundation building, but at the rate I am going that will probably include 2009, 2010, 2011, etc. But hey, I am in no hurry. It takes time to build a cool hot rod, and it will take time to build a cool web site.

Thanks for visiting!

If you like the vision of MOTORFOOT then please support us! How, you say? Keep coming back, comment on a blog entry, send me an email, tell a friend. Our aim is so shape the future of MOTORFOOT based on your feedback. What sites do you visit say that?

 

Respectfully,
MOTORFOOT - "Now Get On It!"

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford

Update Building MOTORFOOT

by motorfoot 3/31/2008 2:09:00 PM

I'm going to use this blog to actually blog a bit on the status of building MOTORFOOT.

It is a bit frustrating at times to put the pieces in place to build a website. I am a programmer but don't have time to build every thing from scratch. I tried that years ago with a motorcycle website. I wrote the database, forums, guest book, classified ad system, blog, etc. My vision was to integrate everything together, and I was doing just that. Unfortunately, it consumed 90% of my time, thoughts and energy. I will never do that again, but I learned a lot.

But even with off-the-shelf software it still seems like a tall order. Web applications and web hosts are still maturing, and that means there is still a lot of custom coding that has to be done to create a truly integrated site. It could easily be a few more years before it becomes feasible to do what I want to do with MOTORFOOT.

So, what is the vision of MOTORFOOT? It's nothing new.

I'll post more on this later. :)

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