Friday, July 17, 2015

DT Birthday Celebration: DT Needs You

Are you a writer, artist, blogger, car guy, car gal, and/or lover of custom El Caminos?  Great, because Daily Turismo needs you.  This is a call for more contributing writers.  What do you get?  A byline on one of the fastest growing car blogging websites this side of Pork-n-Beemers dot com, and maybe your own business cards if you play your cards right.


What kind of qualifications do you need?  Well...nothing really, it is just a matter of having a pulse and being able to write for/about cars.  Interested?  Apply by sending a writing sample post (you can write in the typical DT review style, or totally your own thing -- we don't care) to tips@dailyturismo.com, we will run it through our patented blog-o-rama measurement device (TM) and send back a package of ridicule and corrections.  If this seems like fun to you, we will add you as a Daily Turismo contributor and get you onto the DT team.


Don't fancy yourself a writer, but have other skills?  Great!  Send us a note and describe your other skill (such as playing the ukelele one-handed or being able to speak "goat") and how it will help DT.

tips@dailyturismo.com


27 comments:

  1. ~ I just want the package of ridicule and corrections. Add it to my bursting file of rejection slips.

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    1. me too! you stole my weak lightning bolt!

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  2. Time for K2 Mystery Car to finally join DT.

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    1. Thanks, asdf! When they let me out of my padded room, I enjoy my time on DT.

      In the extremely off chance that they'd let an old firebug like me near the house of cards inner machinations, I've been working on an acceptance speech (because I just know everyone will want to hear me drone on and and on and on).

      Important stuff to not forget:

      1) Thank the Foreign Press
      2) Make sure barn door is CLOSED
      3) Have all notes ready and tucked securely into waistband, right next to pistola
      4) Remember to pack pistola
      5) Flash gang signs at random to nobody in particular
      6) Affect fake accent to throw IRS off scent
      7) Thank parents for intro to nice nuns
      8) Reflect on past struggles with alektorophobia (check what's for dinner beforehand)
      9) Offer to dig mile long tunnel for El Jefe to ride his mini-bike in
      10) Acknowledge spouse (or suffer consequences...let us not forget the last time)
      11) Give shout out to supporters and consider asking for handout (do NOT accept any more wooden nickels)
      12) Thank Foreign Press
      13) If nervous remember trick visualizing people staring at you are naked (because THAT'S not creepy)
      14) Break into a rap if you start losing them
      15) Control tick
      15) Control tick
      15) Control tick
      16) Don't get distrac

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    2. I can't wait until your book is released. It should be an absolute masterpiece.

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    3. K2_Mystery Car, I think you meant El Chapo for #9.

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    4. Thank you for the reminder, iNterloper. But in this case, it was correctly written. Would you care for a turn with the digging machine?

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    5. some folks are more literal than allusion minded.Or in my case illusion minded

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    6. Great minds think alike, Woodie!

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  3. Ok, this is just creepy......I've seen these guys "borrow" feature cars from DT for a while now, but if you're interested, check out the post BaT just made right after DT made this one. You guys need to get a restraining order.

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    1. WTF, just saw that as well.
      Arn't they happy enough that Jay Leno bought a car off there and Seinfeld tells Letterman to find a car there as well.

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    2. First and foremost I'm a reader here and absolutely love the way this has gone, I can think of no better DT Anniversary Present from that OBS than a competing post. Man, you go on vacation for a few days and you pop back in for a peak and you hardly know the place. Remember boys, that beer in the fridge is MINE!

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    3. First and foremost I'm a reader here and absolutely love the way this has gone, I can think of no better DT Anniversary Present from that OBS than a competing post. Man, you go on vacation for a few days and you pop back in for a peak and you hardly know the place. Remember boys, that beer in the fridge is MINE!

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    4. I know I'd rather write for DT than BaT any old day.

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    5. I would get turned down for sure. I would write too much about the actual mechanicals and history of the cars, and not enough "We would spray paint the radio antenna black and source a set of period-correct burnished valve stem caps".

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    6. I'd get fired for making inappropriate jokes.

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    7. Speaking of, did Stan Dulemba ever come back? Stan? You there?

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  4. Is Cflo already contributing on a regular basis? I always enjoy his entry's.

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    1. Sorry, just read DT Birthday Celebration: Three Years Strong and saw where CFlo is a an original member. I do like your style CFlo.

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    2. No worries, and thanks for the feedback!

      I have always been around...sometimes more often than not, sometimes vice versa.

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    3. CFlo is almost always around in the background correcting my terrible grammars, punctuation -- and splelling.

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    4. They wheeled me in on my special cart so that I could get a glimpse of the swanky DT offices. I wore my best jacket, with the huggy-sleeves and my lower face hat that prevents the aliens from getting in. When I was there, I saw CFlo working like a madman (and you thought that term only applied to me!). He's interesting because he comes and goes, his schedule clearly tied to the phases of the moon. He's a great guy and was real nice to me but sometimes you can tell he's a bit salty.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/c5KWVc9.jpg?1[/img]

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  5. I wish I had the time and wasn't quite so afraid of commitment. I'd like to think I fit in pretty well. Perhaps I can be an occasional contributor? I want to do a biweekly homage to Murilee Martin's Project Car Hell. Maybe a tool review on a similar timescale.

    I really want those business cards.

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    1. SlowBoy -- All of our remote contributors are on a volunteer, as you want, basis. No pressure, no deadlines, just a chance to have fun. Hit us with an email via tips@dailyturismo.com PCH is a great series and I've wanted to do a version for DT for a while. The Biz cards are calling...-Vince

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    2. SlowBoy, Trust me when I tell you that if they will make room for my very sporadic bloviations, they will make room for just about anyone with access to a keyboard and reasonable spelling skills.

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  6. The diversity and comedy is why I come here to read and see. It's always entertaining. BaT has become narrow and boring over the years, so keep it up and don't fade away with boring crap. I would like to see an addition of a mechanical feature once and a while....like improving on stock mechanicals for drivability. An example would be the improvements for the rear axle setup on an IRS Triumph . Keep it up DT.

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