CC is now officially a pre-teen! No wonder we’re so
obnoxious lovable. And we’d never have gotten this far without all of our many superb contributors. Our birthday has always been our Contributor Appreciation Day, so let’s hear it for each and every one of you that contributed to our growing success in 2020.
Not in any order, those that contributed new material in 2022:
Stephen Pellegrino, Fuzzyman, Jim Grey, Joseph Dennis, Chas Glynn, Rich Baron, Jim Klein, Eric 703, Tatra87, 01927sALT, davidjoseph1, Jim Brophy, Johannes Dutch, SajivW, Daniel Stern, Aaron65, Jon Stephenson, Tom Halter, Jason Shafer, yohai71, JP Cavanaugh, Dutch 1960, David Saunders, Len Peters, Petricjor, Red Ram, Dave Skinner, dman, Hannes69117, VinceC, Moparlee, bigtombrougham, Jeff Sun, CCfan, Tim Finn, Peter N, Carlsberg66, tbm3fan, Hemi Andersen, steven vettura, fierorunner.
I sure hope I haven’t missed anyone. And a special shout-out for those that took on the big task of a COAL series, we had a bumper crop this year.
2022 was a very good year for CC: 9.42 million page views, the highest since our last record in 2014/2015. Despite the competition from social media, Youtube and everything else in this ever-more fragmented media market, CC has carved out a solid niche, one that grew substantially in 2022. So thanks to you, our readers. We wouldn’t still be here without you.
Thank you to all the contributors, and Happy Birthday CC!
Keep up the good works please .
I’m only an occasional contributor and my work has been of admittedly variable quality, but I’m still proud to be part of this team. Congratulations, everyone!
Onward & Upward, Congratulations, I can’t start my day without looking at this site. Keep the Great Work. Mahalo’s
Only recently discovered CC, but enjoy many of your posts. Happy 😊 Birthday 🎂. Looking forward to many more good years for you! 🏆 👍 😎
Still the best Automotive website. A big thank you to all who make it happen.
Thanks and happy birthday
Happy Birthday CC and thank you to all the contributors for taking us readers along for the ride.
Happy Birthday to CC and thanks to all of the contributors for all of the enjoyment you have provided to me and so many others. As for myself, I am happy to have been able to be a part of this community.
Thank you and Happy Birthday.
I am a regular reader, not really a contributor – I thought I knew quite a bit but the contributors here are a serious step up. There is an amazing amount of knowledge on here.
Thanks all for such a well written and presented automotive (+ many other items) website.
“No wonder we’re so obnoxious lovable.” As someone who has worked 40+ years with this age group, you cracked me up.
Congrats and many thanks to everyone who continues to make this site a port in the storm….
Happy Birthday CC – beyond the quality of the contributions, what amazes me the most with this site is how polite, civil, respectful the comments remain. A great community, definitely.
So glad that IU found your site, Paul! Have many more years of CC!
Happy Birthday CC. It has been a fantastic ride thus far. Thanks to all the contributors, commenters and Paul himself for making this a wonderful community.
Totally agree. And I would like to thank Mr. Saunders for pointing out CC, otherwise I may not have come across it.
And a big shout-out to you David for taking on CC’s IT needs!
A car guy’s dream of endlessly fascinating information and always something new to discover. Thanks for all the hard work putting this together every day
Happy Birthday to CC, and thanks to everyone – authors, commenters, anonymous readers, and Paul – for creating this enjoyable success.
Happy 12th birthday CC! It’s been a fun ride, and the road ahead promises to filled with adventure!
Thanks to all who contribute and comment and above all Paul for founding this wonderful site. It’s a must-read for me every day, and I’ve learned so much over the years.
Happy Birthday! And a big thank you to Paul and all the contributors.
Nice job everyone, this is still a great community.
Meet up in 2023?
You bringing the Bug? or the Retro-Stang? 😉
Would love to. Only that slight annoyance of geography.
The Rambler Ranch in Colorado? Jim said he’d put us all up in his house. 🙂
Looks like a fascinating place!
But Google says it’s 1570 miles away; wonder if my ’98 Frontier can make it? (I only drive it 2000 miles/year.)
That would be neat to go to. Its a good distance but I might be able to make that work.
Guest quarters pictured below. Just move the pressure washer out of the way and stack the tile on the table saw. 🙂 I’ll unlock the door in the morning when it’s time to go.
Happy 12th Birthday!
Happy Birthday CC, and thanks to all who all who contribute and comment here… and thanks to the readers too!
And thanks to Paul for creating the best community blog and social circle on the internet!
Happy birthday CC and CCers – I hope my contributions at least reach towards the standard of the others.
And thanks to Paul for his guidance, maintenance of and commitment to the site and its infrastructure.
Thank You for making me feel guilty. Been meaning to contribute here for a long while. But my writing will be technical, and I’m afraid I will come across as a pocket protector wearing writer of college level service manuals.
On the other hand, it might be *just* the thing .
I have terrible writing skills but I write a lot of technical things, mostly D.I.Y. how-to’s .
Give it a try, you may find you’re in big demand .
I appreciate you guys “working” 7 days a week. Unlike some others (ttac)
Ha on ttac! Circling the drain if you ask me.
Again, happy birthday CC!
I see 01927sALT was mentioned as a contributor. His last article was a defense of malaise era cars. It disappeared before I had a chance to read it, and Google seems to indicate all of his other stories vanished as well.
Can it be divulged what happened?
Never thought of that! Thanks.
His posts are all still accessible:
Happy birthday, CC! Go buy some Atari games!
To Every CC Contributor Both Great And Small And From Close And Far!
Your articles provide great context and likely will for years to come.
Here I didn’t even know; I was busy making a tart-cherry upside-down [ginger sour cream] cake for Valentine’s Day. It kind of broke and spilled a bit when I turned it out the pan; we’re busily eating the evidence.
Happy Birthday to CC, thank you to Paul for creating this great community and thank you to everyone on here for keeping it so vibrant!
I have quite a bit more content in mind, have just been a little tied up lately. Hopefully can fix that soonish.