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: Should we continue COTM?



SuperGLS
12-06-2011, 10:45 AM
2011 saw been a rough year in the COTM business. We struggle to barely get two people nominating their cars each month.

What do the members think? Is it worth it?

Should we go to a Car of the Quarter or something like that?



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hyunelan2
12-06-2011, 10:50 AM
Before even clicking the thread I was thinking that dropping it do car of the quarter or something would be better. Car modding just doesn't have the interest/appeal it once did to attract a significant amount of interest of people entering their cars.

ki11er90
12-06-2011, 11:16 AM
I just think right now we have two groups of people. People who have already won, and people who are not ready to run.

I dont think we should do away with Car of the month, but Car of the Quarter sounds okay. Maybe open CoTM up to people who are regularly on the site and might not have their elantra any more but still Mod and are ACTIVE members on the site. Maybe a hyundai restriction vs an elantra restriction?

Just some ideas.
I dont mind CoTQ though :p

hyunelan2
12-06-2011, 11:22 AM
"Car of the Quarter" sounds dumb in name. Maybe rename it to "Featured car" or something like that, and have it be good for a three month term.

Ugzz
12-06-2011, 11:59 AM
its the double bi annual spotlight spectacular!

Munky
12-06-2011, 12:35 PM
You could announce it on all the solstices, and just use the seasons. EXD's Featured Ride for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

2LiterRiceEater
12-06-2011, 01:15 PM
Seasonal works too! I was thinking to enter mine one time, but nearly bone stock, with steelies and rust, I doubt anybody would've wanted to stare at it for 30 days lol

bdiggy
12-06-2011, 04:46 PM
Yeah, try the 3 month terms and see what happens with it. Maybe a few people will enter if it's not as often.

Ugzz
12-06-2011, 11:47 PM
labeling them as seasons actually seems kinda like a cool idea imo.
makes me think we should theme them though heh. like you have to take pics according to the theme of which season. that actually sounds like a fun contest too.
course it screws with people who dont have big season changes, but they can figure something out

Silentwolf
12-07-2011, 03:28 AM
Ya screw the FL I see how it is Ugzz.....

Aintnonerd
12-07-2011, 09:35 AM
labeling them as seasons actually seems kinda like a cool idea imo.
makes me think we should theme them though heh. like you have to take pics according to the theme of which season. that actually sounds like a fun contest too.
course it screws with people who dont have big season changes, but they can figure something out

So based on that, my chances of winning during fall and winter months are now 0.

But in the spring I could use spring breakers at the beach to pose with my car. lol

Ugzz
12-07-2011, 04:08 PM
hehe, i said figure something out, see, be creative. cut out a snowflake from paper and put it on the hood. dump fake snow on it, stand next to the car in a giant winter coat (that you probobly dont even own lol)

also i highly doubt others would be interested in my idea, but "I" think it sounds fun :)

ki11er90
12-07-2011, 04:11 PM
We could have a 2fer? One straight as the actual car of the season, then on festive that is the reward for the best seasonal pics/car

Matrixloader
12-07-2011, 04:55 PM
We just need people to finally get off their butt an run for car of the month.

songee623
12-08-2011, 12:23 AM
^ Word!

tunermiket
12-08-2011, 07:27 AM
i dont know.. quarterly or seasonal cuts it down to only 4 a year. monthly does seem to be a bit much. bi monthly would mean 6 a year, which seems to be the best idea to me.

Dusty Turtle
12-08-2011, 11:30 AM
We just need people to finally get off their butt an run for car of the month.

pretty much... I want to run for it but there's a couple more things I want to get done first :( like lightweight pullies and crap

I thought I was gonna be ready to run a few months ago but I guess my senior year in highschool is taking more time away than I thought haha

Car of the Season isn't a bad idea either, bi-monthly is my favorite however

Ugzz
12-08-2011, 12:40 PM
pretty much... I want to run for it but there's a couple more things I want to get done first :( like lightweight pullies and crap

I thought I was gonna be ready to run a few months ago but I guess my senior year in highschool is taking more time away than I thought haha

Car of the Season isn't a bad idea either, bi-monthly is my favorite however

your reason is the same reason like id say More than half have. "id run BUT ......." theres always something people want to do before they run.. and then it doesnt happen or even when it does theres soemthing else they want beofore they run, and then they never run.
Way to be part of the problem, and not the solution!
hehe :D

2LiterRiceEater
12-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Hey, I'm just trying to not give you all eyesores, or get asked why TF are you entering this heap in here?

If you want me to enter, I will enter my bucket every damn month :) haha

TheKoreanSaab
12-09-2011, 01:00 PM
I would like a more detailed COTS (Car of the Season) Almost like a editorial in a magazine style. I know it requires more work but I would like something kind of like what Canibeat,Speedhunters, Or S3 magazine (Which is one of my favs. Short editorial with mod list and beautiful pics.) does.

ilanpro
12-09-2011, 05:20 PM
I believe if you had a pop up poll when you access the site, it would make for more votes.

rckozma
12-10-2011, 03:18 PM
I believe if you had a pop up poll when you access the site, it would make for more votes.

The voting is really not that much of an issue, the issue is more that nobody wants to run their cars. I think there has been one time (and it was just recently) that we had the cars nominated before the deadline.

Dusty Turtle
12-10-2011, 05:58 PM
your reason is the same reason like id say More than half have. "id run BUT ......." theres always something people want to do before they run.. and then it doesnt happen or even when it does theres soemthing else they want beofore they run, and then they never run.
Way to be part of the problem, and not the solution!
hehe :D

Alrighty then ill enter into whatever comes next :)

CanyonKillerXD
12-15-2011, 03:42 PM
I'm new here, I'll run my car for the next one, cause' januarys already coming up, what would it be.. february?

ki11er90
12-15-2011, 08:42 PM
No, it would be January

Aintnonerd
12-16-2011, 08:36 AM
If you two enter I could go again to make it a three way ;)

songee623
12-16-2011, 08:58 PM
:abovelol: you would be up for a three way !!!!! :bondage:

avantegt
12-19-2011, 01:55 AM
I believe that maybe we should get something to get people riled up over it. Maybe we need some sort of video to promote COTM or whatever it is called. We need to hype this up, so we get attention of more members, and maybe a few companies.

I agree with KoreanSaab on the magazine style too.

chris850
12-22-2011, 06:16 PM
Im in the same boat, part of the problem always more i want to do before i enter. Buuut i may go ahead and do my photoshoot a bit early. I think maybe do away with some of the rules of it say cant win more than 3 times a year. Or maybe put the current winner in the poll to stay as car of the month till someone can knock them off (via votes of course). Just some other ideas make it more competitive by having to knock the current winner off and he/she cannot be on longer that 3 months.

ki11er90
12-25-2011, 10:04 PM
So whats the plan? It is almost time for January cotm if we are continuing

Andrew2012
12-26-2011, 01:03 AM
Sad part is I have police lights in mine and thats basically all the mods ive done, and the pics wont show them well...

KSPEC driver
01-18-2012, 01:37 AM
Sure, why not? I'll even enter my car. although I may not meet ALL of the requirements, at least it'll be something to see. :-)16888

Spectre
01-22-2012, 10:32 PM
I'm hoping with the new elantra coming out that more people will be showing up to enter their cars in the contests. I'd enter myself but I was unemployed for 10 months and my car has fallen behind on its maintenance. Currently catching up on that right now. :)

ki11er90
01-24-2012, 10:31 AM
So . . .. Any update on this?

Codenomics
01-25-2012, 01:18 AM
Heck, I can enter mine... it ain't pretty anymore... pretty beat up... but if no one wants to enter... lol

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linyx
01-29-2012, 02:54 PM
heh i think car of the month isin t that bad idea :)
I actually like it really much :)

Need to wash my car when it gets a bit warmer ( atm it is -20 out side :) ) then i can put my car pictures up too :)

TheKoreanSaab
02-04-2012, 06:50 PM
I am looking to a fancy video for mine with my lovely steadicam Im getting. I am looking toward summer for my release date lol.

felex
11-26-2014, 09:59 AM
i vote my car cotm ever since i bought it in 2005 : )

mkjh
11-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Sounds good to me.

SupaFreak
11-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Bring it back! Bring it back!

boostcreep
11-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Bringing up old threads, for no good reason... shameful

cmedunkonu
12-02-2014, 01:50 PM
Bring it back I would probably win eventually

qballicus37
12-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Even a broken clock it right on twice a day.... Lol. How many votors we got?

cmedunkonu
12-02-2014, 11:23 PM
^are you calling my car a broken clock? lol

felex
12-26-2014, 08:08 PM
absolutely ! why not ?

mkjh
12-26-2014, 10:52 PM
COTM would be cool. I came after it ended. I would love to see it come back and try to compete when I have more mods done.

TheKoreanSaab
12-09-2015, 12:10 AM
Lol I finally got my car looking decent and we ended it.

Spectre
04-07-2016, 02:20 PM
I think it would be good to have a car of the quarter. It might also be fun to take all of the winners of "Car of the Quarter" and enter them into a "Car of the Year" contest.

mkjh
04-07-2016, 04:40 PM
That would be cool. I have been wanting to nominate my car for awhile. I don't know if the admins come on here at all.

Clayton_G4
04-07-2016, 07:18 PM
+1 vote for car of the quarter

Or at least do it every 6 months.

Curtis
04-08-2016, 04:10 AM
Its been running on a few fb pages, id like to see it just for the XD

mkjh
04-08-2016, 11:45 AM
Its been running on a few fb pages, id like to see it just for the XD

So would I. Where are the admins? SuperGLS or any of the others?

rckozma
04-08-2016, 07:27 PM
I don't think supergls has been on in a while.

I can tell you that I was the one that would "try" to set up the COTM on here. I actually started doing it on the old EXD site before this one started (back in 2003).

I will give you a few reasons it went away:
1) Everyone would say "I will run next month after I finish ... (insert what ever mod you can think of)", then they wouldn't run.
2) Some of the ones that did nominate would not follow the rules and would not list details or pictures of their vehicle.
3) All we needed was 2 cars to run a month, and we couldn't even get that most of the time. And the sad thing is we really had (and still do) a lot of really nice cars on here.

Saying all that, I wouldn't mind trying to get it started again if we could get people to put their cars up. Let me see what the other mods want to do.

Spectre
04-08-2016, 08:30 PM
Sounds like a plan. Maybe I can run every time and just be declared the winner. ;)

Isn't SuperGLS the one who started this website? It's a bit surprising if the site is still up despite him not logging in.

mkjh
04-09-2016, 12:53 AM
Sounds good. If they decide to try it again, I will nominate my car and follow all of the rules. And I hope many others on here do the same. There are still quite a few people on here.

You are right, rckozma, I was reading through some old COTM threads and you and several other mods told a few people over and over what they were doing wrong when nominating their cars. The instructions were simple to follow but several weren't following.

I was wondering the same thing. If SuperGLS started this site, how come he never comes on here? Has he just moved on?

I hope it comes back. Even if only for every 3 months, that would be cool.

songee623
04-09-2016, 08:52 PM
i can help with it rckozma, i can handle the hype and count downs. i know you handled the posting and setting up voting.

rckozma
04-10-2016, 11:00 AM
Sounds like a plan. Maybe I can run every time and just be declared the winner. ;)

Isn't SuperGLS the one who started this website? It's a bit surprising if the site is still up despite him not logging in.

Actually Talgat (BlueGT) started the site. He took a job in Israel (I think) and asked the super mods at the time who wanted it. James (SuperGLS), Mike, and I put our names in the hat for it, James took it because he had a lot more time to work on it then the rest of us.

I think James did a great job with it, but he got married, sold his car, got a new job, and realized he wasn't going to have time for the site. I think James still comes on from time to time.

mkjh
04-15-2016, 02:35 PM
So what's the final verdict? I hope it comes back. I would like to nominate my car.

mkjh
04-30-2016, 10:46 AM
Bump.

rckozma
05-05-2016, 11:51 PM
I don't know if we have a final verdict. Only 2 mods/admins have chimed in. We may give it a go for June. I will let you know later this month.

mkjh
05-06-2016, 02:17 AM
Sounds good. Looking forward to it. Hopefully.