Some shiny new duds for The Garage Blog

new duds

If you are a regular visitor to The Garage Blog, you might notice that things are a whole bunch brighter around here. My daily gig over at Wheels.ca has dried up for a few months, so I have decided to throw a new coat of paint on TGB and start writing here again.

Way back at its peak, TGB saw over 160,000 visitors a month. That number has dwindled down to about 10,000 each month, so I think the time has come to start building again. Be sure to come back each day to check out some great new content. If you’ve got a tip for us or want us to cover an event, be sure to send me a message.

A new look for The Garage Blog

The long standing 2 column look we’ve had here in The Garage served us well, but it was getting a bit tired. We decided that the place could use a bit of sprucing up both visually and functionally.

We know some of the other gearhead blogs out there have had redesigns recently and one of them in particular sucks badly! We were determined not to follow that trend. Instead, we wanted to make it easier for our readers to find the great content you are looking for.

A few new features

  • Those tabs at the top right will take you to some key pages
  • The navigation bar below them links to our most popular categories
  • The cool features box at the top provides a peek at our hottest new stories
  • Featured posts are stories we think you should see first
  • NASCAR and news have their very own spots down below
  • The “blog” tab up above displays content in line like the old version

Have a look around and let us know what you think!

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Well folks, that software update we have been talking about lately happened today and something rather catastrophic happened: Our complete image file got nuked.

Now that my convulsions have stopped, I can lay that out for all you readers. This means that the images for over 1800 posts, spanning more than 3 years will have to be reconstructed. This is going to be a monumental task. Fortunately, we still have most of the images on file but as you might guess, our filing process is somewhat lacking.

On the really positive side, this will give us lots of practice with some of the features this new version of WordPress offers. All of our galleries will now be hosted right here in The Garage, rather than using Flickr slideshows. This should be pretty slick, but it will be taking some time to get it all sorted out. Like maybe even months.

Please bear with us, we’ll get all of our pretty pictures back where they belong!