Monday, April 2, 2007
ast year, The Green Sheet Inc. founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Paul H. Green applied what he has learned through 24 years of service to the ISO and merchant level salesperson community to another group with whom he shares a passion: hot rod, vintage, classic and antique car enthusiasts and their myriad clubs.
A long-time collector, Green noticed many individual car club Web sites, but "there was no Web site dedicated to car clubs overall, and he wanted to fill the void," said Kate Gillespie, Chief Operating Officer of The Green Sheet.
And fill it he did. Since its launch in July 2006, RodsandWheels.com has burned cyberspace rubber at record speed. For tens of thousands, it is the daily source of car club and industry news, events, resources and club management tools.
These help club members create a Web presence, promote and manage their clubs, plan events and share information and photos _ all in one place.
Everything RodsandWheels offers is not only free; it's free without being invasive. There's not a byte of spyware or adware to be found.
Since December 2006, visits to the site have increased 219%. And 129 car clubs from throughout the United States and Canada are now registered members. RodsandWheels even sports a club in Argentina.
"The RodsandWheels calendar of events is one of the most extensive available," Gillespie said. "So are our photo galleries. Who doesn't like to look at pretty cars? ... And the e-magazine presents a wide variety of information in a down-to-earth fashion."
Also popular are RodsandWheels' car- and club-of-the -month features, free classified ads, and public and private forums. Plus, the site changes daily.
"There's something for everyone here, from experts to people who want simply to learn a little more," Gillespie said. "It's not just about one genre of car or even just about cars. It's about the people behind the cars using the site to build their community."
Something for everyone
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