Popular Hot Rodding is one of those names that most of us have seen on the magazine racks since we were just knee high to a highboy. The problem with some of those old rodding mags is that they didn’t keep up with the times and went the way of the dinosaur. Rodding in it’s earliest form was all about innovation and staying ahead of the next guy, so it makes sense that the Primedia folks are working hard to keep the PHR site ahead of the curve.
The newest feature on Popularhotrodding.com is a beta version of a Readers Ride section. This isn’t just any old reader’s ride section though. It’s a full featured social networking type of page where readers can create a full page of text and images of their baby for free. Readers can interact with one another through comments, blogs, forums and by ranking other readers rides. The front page of the RR section is a cool collection of images of Reader’s Rides. When a reader hovers their mouse over an image, a small bubble appears with basic details about the car and previous rankings.
Even though it’s in beta, there are some pretty cool rides already, even a 1970 AMX that is a daily driver in Holland. Be sure to visit and set up your own free page!
This has been a paid review.