How Can You Help?
There are many ways to help make these sites world-class. Here's a few.
- Writing an article or submitting feedback on your favorite
band, TV show, movie, or sports team.
- Submitting a picture (that you took) depicting 70s or 80s
cars, clothing, fads, or something we'd all remember from those years.
- Visiting our sponsors. We get a fee each time you click on
one of the ads from our carefully selected advertisers and purchase
something from them. So if you are thinking of doing some online
shopping, please start here! Note that while we get a percentage, you
don't pay a higher cost, so we both win.
- Telling your friends and family about our sites. Every page
has a link on the top called "Email This." I have never
spent a dime on advertising (can't afford it) and rely on word of
mouth to let folks know about these great (and free) sites. You must
have siblings, coworkers, or childhood friends that would be amused or
at least feel nostalgic about pages you've read here. Send them a link
and let them discover our sites!
- Linking to us. If you own your own web site, please consider
linking to us so that your readers can find us.
Why should you help out? Many assume a web site of this size must be
the work of some company with lots of resources. Not so. Everything you
see here was created by me with the occasional article written by a
friend, family member, my friends at Amazon.com, or even one of you! All
the graphics, web programming, databases, etc. were created by me in my
spare time and without any form of compensation other than the smiles the
weekly "your site is great!" emails bring.
It still costs more money to keep this site running each month than I
receive from all forms of revenue (which is limited to our affiliate
arrangements with Amazon.com, eBay, Google and others). Another way of
putting it is that I have been bringing you this site for years and
continue to do so with money out of my personal checking account.
At the time I write these words, I've managed to create a pair of sites
that contain a combined 9,300 pages and hope to create several tens
of thousands more pages! Call me crazy for doing this, but if you like the
results and where we're heading, you owe it to yourself to help me
A few final points on integrity:
And so on. All of these have been true since day one and will always
remain true. Why? Don't those schemes make money? Yes, and even huge
dotcoms like MSNBC.com have resorted to gambling ads at one time or
another. I'm an Internet user just like you. I use the 'Net all day long
and if I'm annoyed and offended by it, then what right do I have to
subject you to it? I choose the advertisers on my sites and do so with
- You won't see pornography or other questionable ads here.
- You won't have to contend with those annoying pop-up (or
pop-under) ads when visiting our sites.
- You won't be charged to view "premium content" like
some other sites. Everything is free here.
- We won't sell your email address to the spammers.
These policies, which I wish all sites would adhere to, are another
reason why I believe this project is worth supporting and I hope you
For those of you who are able to help us out, thank you. Future readers
of this site are in your debt as am I. Regardless of whether you are able
to help, thank you for reading this far and please enjoy your stay - and
come back often!