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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:46 AM

We've added QR Codes to our Home, Recent Updates, and Main Contents pages. QR, or "quick response," code allows site visitors with QR-enabled smartphones to bookmark the page, send it as a link to friends, etc. The QR image is scanned by the phone and contains a link to the page.

This is relatively new technology, but you will notice these images appearing in magazine ads, on billboards, and on products you buy in retail stores. We're currently testing this on a limited basis to determine if a site-wide roll out of this feature would be beneficial, and if so will include it in the footer area of our upcoming site redesign.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:59 AM

Image: Automotive MilepostsA New Look

At left is our new logo design. We hope you like it. It represents an upcoming site redesign that is intended to make our site more user friendly, improve functionality and interaction, and update our pages to meet current validation standards for HTML.

Part of the new design will include a common page header and footer, which will appear on all pages. The header will include our new navigation menu as well as links to our social media sites. The footer will provide links to main site pages as well as a site search function. You will also be able to recommend our pages to your friends on Facebook, tweet them on Twitter, stream them on Google+, or add them to your RSS news feed by clicking the appropriate link in the page footer.

We will provide additional details as we near roll out of the new design. We hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:47 PM

Image: Chrysler's Turbine CarBook of the Month
Chrysler's Turbine: The Rise and Fall of America's Coolest Car by Steve Lehto

We have revived our Book of the Month page, and this month we're featuring the book "Chrysler's Turbine: The Rise and Fall of America's Coolest Car" by Steve Lehto. The book chronicles the history of the car, from its development to the eventual destruction of most of the cars built, the majority of which were loaned to families to "test drive" for a month. Included are interviews with many of the people who drove them. It's a fascinating look at an idea that if it had been allowed to develop further, may have changed the way America drives today.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 12:32 PM

Image: 1960 Imperial Custom 2-Door SouthhamptonIn The Showroom:

When was the last time you saw a 1960 Imperial on the road? This is a Custom 2-Door Southhampton, of which only 1,498 were built. This one is mostly original from Southern California, and is painted Beach Beige with the original Crown Pattern Nylon fabric interior.

It is equipped with the optional power windows and 6-way power seat, Touch-Tuner AM Radio with power antenna and rear speaker, Flite-Sweep Rear Deck Lid, left exterior remote control mirror, and more.

Seller advises it is a good driver.

Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:08 AM

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We hope everyone has a great Saturday, and don't forget to wear something green!

Friday, March 16, 2012 3:31 PM

Updated Site Map
We have just updated our site map pages to make them more user friendly. The two pages are Site Map - Classic Cars [link opens in new window or tab], which includes links to main site pages and classic cars; Site Map 2 has articles, parts auctions, and everything else.

We hope you find these updated pages more helpful.

Post 2: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:24 PM

Automotive Mileposts is on Google+!

Last year, we joined Twitter and Facebook, and now we're on Google+ as well. So, next time you log in, don't forget to add us to your Circle. (Just click the "G+" image above left to go to our page.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:10 AM

Have you noticed our new logo? We're working on a long past due site redesign, and thought it was time to update our original logo that dates back to 2001. This isn't the final version of the new logo, but along with the new navigation menu, it's a preview of things to come. Have a good Tuesday!

Friday, March 9, 2012 9:16 AM

Good Friday morning, everyone! This week we completed the process of retiring our old navigation menu. The new menu has been installed and tested using the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. It continues to function as intended in our testing.

We are in the process of a site redesign, in which we will roll out a new logo, and upgrade our HTML. We will provide more details on this as we complete the preliminary design process.

Sunday, March 4, 2012 8:03 PM

Over the weekend, we added our new navigation menu to the AM Blog Archive pages, as well as updated some links on those pages.

We hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 2:20 PM

We have added the new version of our navigation menu to our Home and Recent Updates pages. It appears to be working properly in our tests on both of these pages.

Also, we have begun testing Automotive Mileposts in the Chrome browser, and will address any issues we detect with the site when viewed in Chrome. So far, no major issues have been noticed except for some functionality problems with the older version of our navigation menu, which we are in the process of replacing.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2012 1:47 PM

We are testing a new navigation menu on this page only. It is located at the top of this page, and in testing appears to be fully functional. Please feel free to try it out, and let us know if you have any problems with it. Contact Customer Service to report problems or if you have any questions.

Monday, February 27, 2012 1:34 PM

Image: 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

For sale in The Showroom:

1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible finished in Tucson Yellow with a black top and black vinyl interior. Factory air, power windows and driver's seat, working power top, and VERY RARE automatic headlamp dimmer!

Seller advises car starts, runs, and drives great. Spring is coming, and there's no better way to enjoy it than in a classic Thunderbird Convertible!

Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:36 PM

Classic Car Clubs and Events page has been updated to reflect current 2012 major club events.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:27 AM

We have updated the 1955-1971 Chrysler 300 Classic Car Parts Auctions pages with additional links near the bottom of the pages for easier navigation. We will be adding new pages for other years, makes, and models to this section soon, as well as update current pages with links near the bottom.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:30 AM

Image: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado DeluxeFor sale in The Showroom: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe

Trumpet Gold paint, rare reclining passenger seat and factory headrests. Factory air conditioning, front cornering lamps, tinted glass, and more.

Powered by a 425 cubic inch Toronado Rocket V-8 engine, assisted by power steering, power brakes, and automatic transmission. Pop-up headlights and Open Spider wheels.

Same owner since 1974, repainted in 2009. The '66 Toronado was Motor Trend's "Car of the Year" for 1966, and was the first American production front drive car since the Cord.

Friday, January 13, 2012 7:53 AM

We've updated the navigation menu on the AM Blog Archive pages to repair broken links. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:11 AM

We have installed updated feeds (above) for our Twitter and Facebook pages. Archived blog pages will also be updated with these new feeds in the next few days.

(Note: As of Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:33 AM, all archived blog pages dating back to February 2011 have been updated with the new feeds.)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Image: Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that 2012 will be the best year ever for you. We continue to provide daily updates to our Twitter page, and multiple daily updates to our Facebook page. Now that both are somewhat established, updates to our site will resume soon. Thank you for your patience and support.


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