Top 10 Posts Of 2016

Always a favorite year in review of mine, it’s always interesting to see which new posts get the most views. Here are the top 10 for 2016! Be sure and check them all out again for a great trip down memory lane!

 

#10

Mustang Week ’16: Tuesday

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/mustang-week-16-tuesday/

As Mustang Week made its debut, or redebut I guess at the convention center for the meet and greet, anticipation was high! The turnout didn’t disappoint!

 

#9

Mini Trucking Nationals 2016: Saturday Night Draggin’

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/mini-truck-nationals-maggie-valley-nc-2016-saturday-night-draggin/

I’d often heard how awesome Saturday night’s were in Maggie Valley, NC after the Mini Truck Nat’s but i’d never experienced it first hand! I got some great video and photos and will definitely be back in 2017!

 

#8

180 MPH Jeep Grand Cherokee @ Wanna Go Fast

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/180-mph-jeep-grand-cherokee-wanna-go-fast/

By now, you’ve saw it at Street Car Takeover, on 1320 Video and many other sites, but it first really busted on to the scene here at Wanna Go Fast in Clayton, GA!

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#7

Mustang Week ’16: Friday

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/mustang-week-16-friday/

The second Mustang Week appearance on the list. Everyone loves car show day!

 

#6

Mustang Week ’16: Saturday 7-16

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/mustang-week-16-saturday-7-16/

I’m usually always an early arrival at Mustang Week so my early posts always get alot of hits because usually everyone else is still at home! This year was no different!

#5

NMRA/NMCA Atlanta Dragway

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/nmranmca-atlanta-2016/

The first All Star event for the NMRA/NMCA series always gets plenty of action each year!

 

#4

Mustang Week ’16: The SEFB Foxbody Cruise

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/mustang-week-16-foxbody-cruise-photos/

The Foxbody Cruise ALWAYS get’s a ton of hits!  As well it should!

#3

Pigeon Forge Rod Run Spring ’16: Wednesday

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/pigeon-forge-rod-run-spring-16-wednesday/

Surprisingly, the only Rod Run appearance on the list this year!

 

#2

Lights Out 7 Friday Event Coverage

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/lights-out-7-friday-event-coverage/

The only surprise here is that it wasn’t number one. Anything Duck does draws huge crowds! What else did you expect?

 

 

Are you ready for number one? Here it is!

 

#1

2014 Mustang GT Chases 1992 Mustang GT Across The Dragon

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/2014-mustang-gt-chases-1992-mustang-gt-across-the-tail-of-the-dragon/

Great go pro footage from the 2nd Annual SEFB.Net Dragon Run back in the spring! Never get tired of hearing those Mustang’s scream!!

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Coming In 2017 To JDSMotorsports.com

A few weeks ago during our “Under Construction” announcement, we teased an announced a few changes coming to the website in 2017. Well know it is time to fully unveil all the changes, returns and continuations of the regular content.

Event Coverage

Like always, there will be plenty of car show event coverage from all across the south. This year we will feature more video content than ever before, which might mean just a few less photos, but I promise the video will more than make up for it!

Weekly Video’s

Speaking of video’s! As we announced in our under construction announcement. We will be featuring three new weekly uploads hopefully EVERY week during 2017.

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On Tuesday’s, we will have a new “JDSMotorsports.com On Location” video featuring event coverage from events small to large all over the south. These may be a little slow at the start of the year, but I’m trying hard to get enough events shot until we can get into the busy season!

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On Wednesday’s , we will have a new “JDSMotorsports.com Quick Feature”. This will be similar to some of the feature’s we were doing last year on cars at events. These are cars we run across at various events that are worth a second look. Short, to the point 4-6 minute video’s with a quick description of the car or truck along with photos and video.

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On Thursday’s, we will have a new “JDSMotorsports.com Feature Car”. This will be a full length feature on the car and at times its owner. Many will feature not only still photos and video, but driving action as well. We are really looking forward to these and bringing you 52 unique rides in 2017! If you are interested in having your ride featured, email us at jeff@jdsmotorsports.com today!

Auction Coverage

In the past, we have had various auction coverage, cars to watch, etc from Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, etc. We slacked off a little bit in this department in 2016 but it’s back by popular demand and in full force in 2017. We have other 50 article’s featuring auction coverage from all the major collector car companies in the US and across the world. As you probably know, between Mecum in Florida and Barrett-Jackson in Arizona, January IS collector car auction month, so stay tuned, business will pick up very soon in this department!

Improved Social Media

We will have a much larger presence on social media in 2017. Starting mainly with Instagram and on Snapchat. You can find us on both @jdsmotorsports . Our Facebook page will also have much more content on it in 2017. Not only will we feature our original content, but we will also share some of our favorite videos, articles, photos, and news from around the automotive world. If you don’t already “like” our page, you can do so on the right hand side of the screen.

Event Calendar

One of the most asked questions I get is, “How do you know when events are?”. Honestly, there is no one answer, I use a variety of different outlets to search for events across the south. In the past I’ve tried to host event calendars on JDSMotorsports.com as well as a separate site the car show journal, honestly, its just too much work. But what I have put together, all new for 2017, is a list of resources I personally use to find events, both local, regional, and nationwide. You can check out this new feature as soon as it becomes available but CLICKING HERE.

Crowd Funding

Last but not least! For years, people have asked, how do you make money off your website? How do I buy your photos? Well the answer has always been simple, I don’t and they are free! But for those who continue to support the site and wish to see it grow, I have a new option that you can support it via money and “crowd funding”. Basically, you commit to a monthly donation for as long as you feel comfortable, whether its one dollar, ten dollars whatever, it all helps and is all appreciated! You can find out more at the link below!

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4573781

Roll Out Schedule

Okay, now that you know what’s coming, here is when to expect it! Most all of the new features should be up and working by January 1st. This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we will debut a new “Quick Feature”, “On Location”, and “Full Feature”. Then the weekly video’s will start the week of January 1st. If you haven’t already, be sure to go to our you tube page and subscribe so you don’t miss out!

In between now and the first of the year, we will be tweaking the site, finalizing the new features, and posting our normal year in review content. We will also be busy preparing our auction coverage for after the 1st of the year!

Thank you for your continued support in the past and the future! Things are only going to get bigger and better! Keep clicking and help us make 2017 our biggest and best year yet!!

2014 In Review Via Word Press

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 87,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Hot Rod Power Tour ’14: Friday 6-6-14

After almost of year wait, finally the Hot Rod Power Tour is here! Okay, it actually starts tomorrow, but still! We are here in Charlotte, providing event coverage during the first three stops of the tour and without further wait, welcome to day one!

 

Before I could hit the road, it was time for some fresh oil in the 5.0

Besides oil, you have to have gas, the first stop for gas was right in town, Clayton, GA.

Trip meter reset, time to roll!

Ugh, traffic already, my short cut to I-85 turned into lots of road construction.

A quick rest area pitstop, Lake Hartwell in the background.

The official song of every Hot Rod Power Tour?

 

Hello motel! Not bad fuel mileage for 400 horse power!

 

 

Parking lot is already getting full!!

 

After checking into the room, it was time to meet by bud Troy in his Shelby and get registered up!

 

 

After registration it was off to Twin Peaks for a little lunch!

 

After getting our grub on it was off to Hotchkis Suspension for their kick off party.

For all of the pictures from Hotchkis, CLICK HERE

Had the honor of meeting NASCAR Champion, Bobby Allison.

 

 

Then we made the short drive up the road to Boosted Performance to check out their shop!

 

From there it was back to the motel to cruise the parking lots. What a great time. I’ve met people from Minnesota, Arizona, New Jersey and who knows where else tonight, everyone so nice, THIS is Hot Rod Power Tour!

For all of the parking lot photos, CLICK HERE

 

2013 Hits Total

I shared just before the turn of the new year that we had reached 100,000 hits in 2013, but I never actually shared our total! We ended up with 101,545 hits!!! I’d say that is a huge improvement from 2012 when we had 23,688! I’d like to take a second to thank everyone who takes the time to read our blog, look at our pictures, and click our links. Our goal for 2014 is 150,000! Wish us luck!!

Top 5 Posts Of 2013

Lets take a look back at the top five most popular posts on JDSMotorsports.com for the 2013 year! To see a full year in review from Word Press, CLICK HERE

(Click each link to view the article)

#1 “The 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray at Carlisle”– Published August ’13

#2 “Want To Purchase A Good Used NASCAR Race Car?….”-Published January ’13

#3 “Hot Rod Power Tour Roadside Shots From Murphy, NC”– Published June ’13

#4 “9 Reasons Why RCR & Dodge Would Be A Perfect Match”– Published January ’13

#5 “Shades Of The Past 2013″– Published September ’13