First and foremost, this is an entertainment website. This means we are here to provide entertainment. Occasionally it might lead to someone buying a car. We are not here to sell you cars. But -- and most importantly -- if we do, it won't be any kind of money-making ploy. One of the DT team might sell a personal car here as an exclusive, but it will be at a ridiculous discount as a perk to the readership/commentariat, never an attempt to inflate our own wallets. Outside of trying to make you laugh, our serious goal is to add value to the gearhead hobby while facilitating transactions that are win-win-win-win for buyer, seller, blogger, and reader alike.
Let's face it; content is king. This site could be called the Daily Salmon Cannon and as long as we posted good salmon cannon related stuff each day, salmonheads would keep coming back... amiright? We pledge to earn your loyalty every single day by providing regular, relevant, timely, and awesome content. When we slip up, tell us as nicely as you can. When we get it right, you already tell us, and it is incredibly gratifying.
Tips are the lifeblood of this website. We get inundated with El Caminos, Rancheros, & Durangos on a hourly basis, and would love to publish every single one of them. However, when we post based on a tip, we promise to always give a shout-out to the tipper and never use the power of the tips for personal gain. We will never use them as a giant sifter to discover well-priced cars for ourselves then flip them to our dedicated readers, or anyone else, for profit. Not gonna happen.
We are going to make fun of things from time to time and these might include one or more of the following: French cars, cars made by Frenchmen, cars designed in France but assembled in Wisconsin, Porsche 914s, hipsters, hats, the San Diego Padres, you, your favorite car, cats (who likes cats anyway, dogs rule!) [Back off, mudflap, I love my cat. -KBZ], incurable diseases (Lyme disease is a giggle, but terminal abdominal cancer, that is a gut buster), Italy, soccer fans, front wheel drive, slushboxes, and skinny jeans. Deal with it. This is a humor site; if you don't have a sense of humor, please buy one in our online store here.
Nobody knows everything, and the writers and editors here at DT are only knowledgeable on the cars they have personally owned/driven/repaired/sold/
I'm not a big fan of moderation...wait...that isn't right...moderating... I'm not a big fan of moderating the comments. It isn't just the freedom of speech, yaddy yah we are all big boys approach that I prefer, it is also that I don't want to spend my time approving, editing, or removing comments...I've got diesel powered DeLoreans to find. The only time a comment might get sucked into the black hole is if it falls into the DT's simple ORBS rules. Comments that contain the following: Obscenity (okay, a few s-bombs won't get you banned, but just keep it PG-13..more specifically 1980s PG-13), Racism (keep that for the basketball court Mr. Sterling), Blasphemy (whoa, what is this some kind of Christian rock station --no, but just keep any religious diatribes to yourselves and don't insult God, god, Yahweh, Buddha, Allah, Wicca, Voodoo, Mother Earth or Ayrton Senna-- simple enough?) Spam (I know spam when I see it).
Like all web ventures, this particular site makes some money from various internet money sources. We promise to always disclose those items from which we make money, such as eBay affiliate listings. If you see an eBay link that starts with rover.ebay.com this means that somebody is going to get money if you click on that link and then buy something. If you see an eBay link or an Amazon link there is a high likelihood that we will make a few bones if you buy something (not just the linked item, but anything) during that web session. Please buy our t-shirts and stickers (we make, like, a nickle), and tell your friends about us.
I can't tell you the number of times I've had offers from total strangers on the web to help out with this site. How can you help? Spread the word. Tell your friends. Post on forums. Tell your mom. And comment. The more comments each post gets the more lurkers will come out of the woodwork and share their rich experiences with all of us.
This site is a labor of love, a hobby, a passion, an odd way for human beings connected through electric wires spanning thousands to miles to enjoy camaraderie through cars. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it.
DT Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder Vince Barbarie
Technical Editor & Co-Founder Chris Floren (CFlo)
Contributing Writer Hunsbloger
Logo Guru & Graphics Kaibeezy
Contributing Writer PhiLOL
Contributing Writer Gianni Burrows
Contributing Writer Andy Liss