Hot Rod Time is possibly the most advanced classic car website on the planet! We have designed the site around you - the classic car fanatic, with some features that are available only on Hot Rod Time. From the social networking aspects of our site to the blogs, news, photo galleries, classified ads and so much more, there's something here for any person that loves classic cars, muscles cars, racing, antiques, you name it you'll find it here. Spend a little time exploring and you'll see why "It's always Hot Rod Time™"

So, what exactly is Hot Rod Time?
Well, let's take a look under the hood!

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Social Network

What sets Hot Rod Time apart from many web sites is its powerful social networking. Most posts are highly interactive where you may "like" or leave a comment on the content.

  • Like and comment on any stream item and a notification will be sent to original poster and everyone who has liked or left a comment on the post
  • Filter the stream to view all activities either by the site members or just your friends.
  • Auto-update features notify you when there is a new update in real-time.
  • The powerful stream also works within groups and events.

User Profile

You can customize your profile to include information that you would like to share with other members. You may include as much or as little information as you feel comfortable sharing. You may also select who can view this information in the privacy settings

  • Regsister as an individual, car club or business
  • Share information about yourself
  • Ability to set a video as your profile video
  • You can upload a full size photo for your profile picture and crop the interesting part for its thumbnail.

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Photo Galleries

The fun to use Photo Galleries are at the heart of our community

  • Upload dozens of pictures in a single action. Just drag and drop them to the upload screen and our HTML5-powered uploader will automatically queue the photos
  • Organize your photos by adding them to custom photo albums
  • Each album is neatly displayed, coupled with interactive features such as comments and like system, photo tagging and more
  • Members may create public or friends only photo album
  • Auto-rotate image based of photo exif's orientation data
  • Ability to re-order photos in album via drag and drop
  • Allow comment and like for individual photos and album

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Video Galleries

Have videos of your car, car club or car show? Link to your favorite videos on YouTube, Vimeo and other video networks. Videos are coupled with interactive features such as comment and like system, tagging and more.

  • Support video linking from popular video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo
  • Ability to set a video as profile video.
  • Ability to comment and like videos

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Events

Easily manage and post your events with our Event Manager.

  • Create and manage your car shows, swap meets, races and more for free.
  • Get free worldwide exposure for your events. Let the world know about your car show!
  • Create a blog about your event and share it on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc.
  • Google Maps will display your event location along with a link for directions
  • Members will be able to mark their attendance for each event
  • Event admin may send email announcement to event attendees
  • Event printout. Produce beautiful printout for your events.

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Privacy Control

We take user privacy seriously and have built a robust privacy control system within Hot Rod Time. You choose who to share your information with. You can select between Only Friends, Public (Everyone), Only Site Members, or Only Yourself. You can change these settings anytime that you like.


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Facebook Integration

Already have a Facebook account? You can link you Facebook account to Hot Rod Time and log in using your Facebook credentials. Many sharing options will post automatically to your Facebook wall. You can still create a standard Hot Rod Time login if you would like to keep them separate also. The choice is yours.

  • Import your user status and avatar from Facebook
  • Option to post your user status to Facebook with link back to the site

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News & Blog's

  • Create a running blog for your projects to let the world know about them. Include photos, videos, comments and so much more with each posting. You can also easily share those postings on popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Read hot rod related news, updates and new product news

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Forums - Q&A

Have questions? Have answers? Check out the forums and post those questions for other members to answer and help you out with those pesky hot rod problems.

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Car Club Directory

Have a car club? List it for free in the searchable directory and let other hot rodders know about your club and how to contact you.


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Business Directory

Have a automotive related business? Hot Rod shop? Get some free advertising by listing it in our Business Directory. Looking for a reputable company to share your hard earned hot rodding dollars with, find them in the searchable directory. Have you purchased a product or used a companies service that was beneficial to you? Leave them a positive review, let them know they're doing a great job!

  • For your Business:
    • Advertise your business for free in the directory
    • Include all your pertinent business information, biography, store hours, web site, phone and fax numbers etc.
  • For members:
    • Search for great reputable hot rod related businesses to do business with
    • Review and leave comments for the business

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Polls

The community polls are a user friendly tool for creating online polls. They're free for everyone to use. You can post a quick question to other members and visitors to the website or provide your feedback on other member's poll questions. Have fun and best of all they're free for everyone!

  • Free for everyone - Businesses, car clubs, and members can participate,
  • Post a quick question for others to answer with the easy to use
  • Gather opinions about your products services, car shows, events, etc.
  • Get feedback on anything you can think up!
  • You can also share your poll questions on other website's, forums, etc.

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Groups

Sometimes it's more engaging to communicate in a smaller circle. Our groups allows you to interact at a more personal level. Every group will have its own photos, videos and event sections. Plus, there is a discussion board and file sharing feature for your community.

  • Members can create custom groups
  • Group can be private (require admin approval) or public
    • Set your group to public if you need to attract the crowd or if it's open to anyone
    • Or make your group private. Private groups require invitation before anyone can join and view its content.
  • Car clubs - Use the groups section to organize all your car club members and keep up to date on your club activities
  • Individuals - Join an already existing group like a regional or state group, or create a new group for all your friends to join.

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Group Chat

Bring everyone together.

Our chatrooms feature enables members the ability to chat with each other in private and public rooms.

  • Create chatrooms - Members can create their own temporary chatrooms. These chatrooms can either be public, password protected or invitation only.

 

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Translation

Communicate in any language.

Our real-time translation feature enables conversations to be translated into the user's language in real time.

  • Select your language
    Choose your native language i.e. the language you would like all your conversations to be translated to.
    Once you select a language, all incoming conversations will be automatically translated to your language.
  • While chatting with another user, if the user types in a language other than yours, it will automatically be translated.

 

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One-on-One Chat

The one-on-one chat is the heart of Chat system. As a member, you can chat with your friends in real-time.

  • Intuitive chat design

  • Smileys, auto-linking and word censoring

  • Unlimited chat conversations

  • Instant notifications

 

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Classified Ads

Buy, sell or trade you can do it all with our classified ads

  • Print signs, and flyers for each of your ads
  • Wordwide exposure for what you're selling!
  • Free plan so you can utilize the system without a commitment, ideal if you only have a couple of things to sell
  • Gearhead plan include more photos, and features than the free ads and only costs $24.95, AND the ad runs until you sell your item
  • Gearhead+ plan is the mother of all classified ad listings. You get unlimited listings, 20 photos per ad, 2 free videos per ad, and even more features than the Gearhead plan, AND at only $74.95 per year you can finally clean out the garage and make some cash!

See more information on our classified ads here


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