(Update: Two new COALmen are signed up, and the first one starts tomorrow already. Thanks for all the expressions of interest; many of you have terrific stories to tell of your cars. We can still take more one-off COAL stories anytime, and I’d be glad to have someone preparing for the next series or two).
CC’s COAL (Cars Of A Lifetime) Series has become a weekend institution since quite early on. We’ve had a number of COALmen who shared with us all the cars they’ve ever owned; in the case of Jim Klein, that was no less than forty three. Our last series ran out a while back, and I don’t know about you, but I miss my weekly COAL fix. CC thrives on the multitude of voices and experiences, so it’s time to enlist the services of a new COALperson or two. It’s not about how many cars you’ve had, or how utterly unique they were; it’s about sharing your experiences, which are always fascinating to the rest of us even if they might seem mundane to you.
If you don’t have pictures of your actual former cars, that’s no problem either (we know where to find them). It just takes a willingness to write one up per week, for the duration. Every one of our COAlers has found the experience to be very gratifying, and well worth the effort. I know there’s literally hundreds of you out there whose stories we’d like to hear. And they’ll be recorded here for posterity. So let’s form a line up over here at the Contact Form, or send us an e-mail directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s so much more fun than actually hauling coal.
And of course we’re always looking for other Contributors too. The inflow has been a bit slow lately, whch may be a summer thing, but if you’ve got a car or story you want to share, send us a sample text of what you have in mind at the above e-mail, and we’ll set you up as a Contributor.