Our goal is to build a web site that celebrates American automobile manufacturing of the 20th Century. The site will feature classic cars with photographs that are both appealing and informative. Each car will be described in some detail with wide and close-up photos that really show the car’s features. We will give credit to the car’s owner and if we can, to the craftsmen who worked on restoring it to prime condition.
Great American Cars will not be a commercial site with banner ads and lists of cars for sale. It will instead be designed as a non-commercial photo journal that will provide visitors with a visually rich and interesting experience. Great American Cars will not accept advertising revenue and will not charge a fee to any of the owners whose cars are featured. If any cars are for sale, the site will provide whatever information the owner would like us to, including price, location, contact information, etc., but the site will not be commercialized as a listing site for cars on the market, and the sellers will not pay for the listing.
The objective is to build a web site that provides a uniquely rewarding experience to anyone interested classic American cars. We see no limit to the number of cars we can feature or to the number of photographs we can show. As the number grows, people who do an internet search for a certain model and year of car will often find photos on our site.
Great American Cars will be wholly supported by Ocean Color Group, Inc., a display printing and graphics company and its web site AmericanBannerStand.com. This sponsorship will be the only advertising connection. Some of the photos appearing on the site will be available as prints to interested visitors. Prints will be available as framed photos, prints on canvas, posters, postcards, etc. The prints will be offered by American BannerStand and that part of the concept will be a profit-oriented business. However, the promotion of these printed items will not interfere with the editorial appearance of the photo journal, and can be easily ignored by the visitor.