Mopar Swag

Announcing Old Hippie’s Gift Shop

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Point your browser to www.OldHippiesGiftShop.com to scope out some very kool stuff with a Drag Racing, Mopars, and/or Humor Theme.

  • T-shirts (White & Colored; Men, women, kids)
  • Calendars
  • iphones, ipads, & computers
  • Household & office

Just tons of kool swag

Introducing the Magnum XE

Introducing the Magnum XE

Magnum Promo Commercial

You Can Create A Web Site Like MagnumGT.com

There is a new look and feel for the web sites of three cars currently running in Nostalgia Super Stock.

If you've not created a web site for your race team, you might considering doing so. While winning is the number one secret to attracting sponsors, a web site is number two, and a Media Kit is number three.

Many feel like it is beyond their pay grade to create a team web site — but it actually very simple, and requires no programming experience. Word Press is a free application that allows the would-be web master to have a blog on the front page, and a number of information pages linked in the NavBar. It will cost less than $10 a year to register your Domain name (IE: BigRedRam.com), and just a few bucks a month to host it on a web server. There are no other expenses. The secret is to find a web host that will automatically install Word Press for you.

I've created a step-by-step set of detailed instructions to create your own Word Press web site — from registering the name, to selecting the host server, to installing Word Press, to creating your custom "Look & Feel", to posting context, to Search Engine Optimization. If you've ever registered and posted to a forum — you're over-qualified to create your own web site. Click –> Word Press for Dummies

Forgotten B’s in Mopar Muscle Magazine

MoparStyle’s Forgotten B-Body Forum Gets a Mention in Mopar Muscle Magazine

 

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Open Invitation

An Open Invitation to Join Us on the Forums At www.Oldhippie.com

For eight years the forums on the Old Hippie web site has been the place to discuss just about everything under the sun. The below is a listing of the forums you will find over there:

Social

  • NO POLITICAL POSTS IN THIS FORUM. This is the place to shoot the bull with other members — but keep it clean. This is a public and Family forum — so No raunchy, racy, racist, hate, jokes or images allowed. There is a "Boyz Room" for the R-Rate stuff, and a political forum in the Premium Members area.
  • The Old Hippie is a Texan. Actually, with the way the USA is going to total Government Control — I'm a Texan first, as I prefer freedom. I invite others Texans (even honorary Texans) to post Texas News, Humor, or events to this forum.
  • Baseball, softball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, volleyball, water polo, Poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, — any legal game is fair game to be discussed here. Talk up your favorite team or smack down your favorite opponent.
  • This is the Old Hippie's cookbook. It you have a favorite recipe — create a new thread properly titled. Do not add your recipe in the thread of the recipe of another. Bon Appétit!
  • rt3406pak is our Chapel's Padre. Each day he will post an inspiration message. If you have an honest and legitimate question regarding religion — free free to ask it. If you have a prayer request or need a little inspirational assistance — ask.
  • Read a good book or saw a good movie lately — then tell the rest of us about it without blowing the plot.

Motorized Transportation

  • From NASCAR, to Vintage Road Racing, to 24 Hours of Lemons — this is the place.
  • From a 1913 Indian Power Plus to a 2009 Gold Wing — post anything motorcycle here. Tech questions and answers, photos, news, shows, rider tips, ANYTHING concerning motorcycles.
  • This forum is for pickup trucks rated 1-ton and less — Gas or Diesel.
  • Use this forum for discussions specific to the General. News, eBay find, technical questions, collectible cars…..
  • Use this forum for discussions specific to Mopar and AMC. News, eBay find, technical questions, collectible cars…..
  • Use this forum for discussions specific to Ford/Mercury/Lincoln. News, eBay find, technical questions, collectible cars…..
  • No matter the make, model or year — if the manufacturer was from outside the US or the car was produced for outside the US — this is the forum to post about it. From Simcas, to Morris Minors, to Ferraris.
  • This is a forum for the discussion of trucks rated larger that 1-ton. From Ford F450, to Kodiak, to Freightliner Columbia, to the Autocar — this is the forum for Trucks and Truckers.
  • From a rubber raft to an aircraft carrier — let's discuss them. Military, Bass, pontoon, Houseboat, ski boat — its all good here.
  • Travel trailers, race trailers, car dollies, cargo trailers, horse trailers, cattle trailers, landscaping trailers, transport trailers, equipment trailers, …. anything concerning any type of trailer is appropriate here.
  • Bi-planes, tri-planes, WWII fighters, Ultra-lites, military, commercial — if it is a plane then lets discuss it.
  • In this forum you will find discussions pertaining to cars and trucks built between 1980 and the present. All makes and models are fair game. News, technical questions and answers, and opinions are all welcome here.
  • All brand and all topics concerning American cars and trucks built between 1960 and 1979). While the Era is arguably (and we won't get in the disputes of exact years of the Muscle Car Era) Muscle Car — topics concerning all cars built in this era are fair game.

Hobbies and Collecting

  • This forum has been set up for discussing all things having to do with coin and stamp collecting.
  • This forum has been created for the discussions of memorabilia on autographed (or not) collectibles of famous people. Discuss what's available, get opinions on what its worth or just show it off in this forum.
  • If it doesn't fit in one of the above forums in this section — then let's discuss it here. If enough people show enough interest in a particular area of collecting — we can always create a forum for it.

Computer & Technology

  • There is a lot of talent visiting this forum — so if you have any question concerning computers – post it here and let's see if we can get you some help. Likewise — please feel free to share your tips on products you've found or tricks you've learned. Feel free to post technology news if you feel it is of interest to other — but link back to your source.
  • Use this forum to discuss any technology that just doesn't fit into one of the above categories. Who knows — if it becomes popular enough it might justify a forum dedicated to it.

Premium Membership

  • PREMIUM MEMBER FORUM: Click the Premium Members Info link in the top NavBar for information on the ability to post to a Premium Member Forum. The purpose of this category is give people the opportunity to discuss topics with a political content to it. Most topics are fair game for discussion — no mater if the political slant is Left or Right. The opinions posted in the threads contained within this category are the sole opinion of the person posting, and not necessarily the opinion of the site's administrator, and the administrator/owner of the web site is not liable for the postings of another person. Posters are cautioned to use common sense in their postings. Copy and Pasting from another site is not allowed; as is the posting of a link to another board, blog, or News site. The person making the post agrees to Hold Harmless (paying all legal expenses) the site's administrator/owner — should their posting cause legal action against the administrator/owner. The bottom line is that while you may (in most cases) say whatever crazy stuff you like (as long as it doesn't violate copyright laws, is hateful to another, contain porn, or otherwise be illegal) — you personally may have to some day defend yourself and the site for your words. Think before you post!
  • PREMIUM MEMBER FORUM: Click the Premium Members Info link in the top NavBar for information on the ability to post to a Premium Member Forum. This forum contains discussions concerning the US Military. A very high percentage of the active members of this board were proud to have served in the Military, and we will not have their service disrespected with the trolling of Anti-America cowards. Please don't copy and paste any articles from any of the Military Times — or from any other blog or News site. Likewise, do not post links to those sites either. Instead give a summary of the information you wish to offer — and then give a keyword list that others can Google to reference. I'm sorry that we have to do it this way — but aggressive ambulance chasing lawyer varmints have nothing better to do then sue blogs and forums.
  • PREMIUM MEMBER FORUM: Click the Premium Members Info link in the top NavBar for information on the ability to post to a Premium Member Forum. From Derringers to Howitzers — this forum has been establish for people interested in guns to discuss them, laws, news and anything else concerning guns.
  • PREMIUM MEMBER FORUM: Click the Premium Members Info link in the top NavBar for information on the ability to post to a Premium Member Forum. In this forum you will find the NSFW (Not Safe For Work) jokes and photos that go up to the R-Rating. No X-Rated stuff allowed.
  • PREMIUM MEMBER FORUM: Click the Premium Members Info link in the top NavBar for information on the ability to post to a Premium Member Forum. This forum is the place to discuss acquiring wealth, investing it, keeping it in the family; and all things legal and financial.

This is an open invitation for all to visit the forums of their interest. Membership to post is free, quick, and free of all ulterior motives. You are not going to get spammed and your information will not be given out (short of a court order if you were to post something criminal). Our motive is simple to provide a one-stop place for any type of discussion — categorized in forums to find the conversations that interest you — and avoid conversations you wish to not be involved with.

Participate in the forums that interest you — and avoid the forums that do not. Any board that has a collection of forums to cover any type of conversation, is going to have forums that will interest you — and forums that will not interest you. For instance, the political forum is one of the more popular forums — but if your interest is drag racing and not politics — judge the board on the forums that interest you and not the forums that do not. Each individual forum stands on its own merit — and will benefit with increased participation.

Please honor us with your participation in the forums that interest you — and please pass this message along to your family and friends so that we might also be honored with their participation in the forums that interest them.

Thanx

Dave 'Old Hippie' Schultz

 

Mopar Garage

Mopar Garage

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  • Do you have it/them listed on Mopar Style – CND Garage
  • Have you recently browsed through Mopar Style – CND Garage to see the new listings and voted for the nicest — or make a comment?
  • Does your listings have an uploaded photo?
  • Do you have better photos to upload
  • Do you see where anyone is using the garage improperly — Please report it with a link so we can look into
  • Have you copied and pasted a link to your car into your sig?
  • Have you deleted any cars you no longer have?
  • Have you set the best pic to be the default picture?
  • If you’ve raced the car — have you listed the best time slip along with updating a photo of it?

Magazines come to occasionally browse through the garage looking for reader’s rides. Put your best foot forward with having the best photo becoming the default — and you might get a PM about a photo feature.

Best Advertising Value

Your Business’ Best Advertising Value

$1 a day Sale — and we’ll do the artwork free

For a limited time, we will put your large 728X90 pixel banner linking to your web site on your choice of our web sites for only $1 a day* — and you can lock that price in for as long as you continue your subscription. For years, Mopar has sold this service for the great price of $500 a year, but now we are not only dropping the price in this sale — but also allowing you to select three other sites to have your 500X62 pixel banner. Below are but a few of the current advertisers:

Phone in order and ask Wes for a MoparStyle DIscount

SIx Pack Fuel Injection for your Mopar

Real Cool Stuff

Best Damn Mopar Race and Show in the Universe!

Discount Rates - Great Service

Serving NSS Racers Exclusively

Almost like free money

Encyclopedia od all things Mopar

Excellent Mopar DVDs

Free Mopar Classified Ads WIth Photos

Serving Nostalgia Drag Racers Worldwide

Mopar FE Rebuilds, G-FOrce, Disk Brakes, and more

the above are examples of (70% Sized) the 728X90 pixel banners from the sites in Column A and the below is an example of a 500X82 pixel banner from the sites in Column B.

Where Comrades go to look good!

Limited Time offer allows the advertiser to select one site from column A and three sites from Column B.

Column A

Column B

MoparStyle

MoparStyle has been the Best Damn Mopar Site on the Internet since 2001. It not only includes a very active board of forums, but also the Mopar Garage and Free Classified Ads. The visitors of this site tend to be very handy around the car and garage — and own at least one Mopar Vehicle.

MoparStyle Portal

This is the main entry point for MoparStyle, and is where Mopar News is posted.

MoparWiki

Although the MoparWiki is a relatively new web site, its high content on the search engines bring a lot of visitors to the site. This site is the fastest growing of the tree in Column A — and is a perfect site for Mopar specific retailers and manufactures.

Old Hippie Portal

This is the highly visited entry point to the Old Hippie site — and generally is considered a humor blog.

Old Hippie

This site includes a large board of forums on a large rage of topics (Politics, Drag Racing, Texas, American Automotive, Computers and Technology, and much more), and new free classified ads web site to sell virtually anything, and a highly visited photo album with over ten thousand photos. This site is perfect for those promoting political memorabilia and web sites, car and motorcycle products and services, and business located in Texas. It also sports a larger global audience than the other sites.

Nostalgia Drag Racing

Although this is a very new web site — it is building up stream. It is generally frequented by a more mature crowd whose main interest is Hot Rods, Street Rods, Race Cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. It is a perfect site to advertise nostalgic products, services, and sites to an older crowd.

NSS Racers
This is a web site frequented by Nostalgia Super Stock Drag Racers and their fans. It too is more often frequented by a more mature crowd who love drag racing as it was in the 60s.

Chairman Obama
This is a political web site highly critical of the Obama Administration. It tends to attract political animals who lean to the right — of all age groups. Guns, church, anti-abortion, and other political advertising does well here.

Get Out Of The UN
This is another Pro-American, Pro-Israel political web site which is anti-liberal, and anti-Islamic terrorism. Is is a good advertising venue for those promoting with any of those themes.

Big Red Ram
Big Red Ram is a racing site for the Big Red Ram racing team. It is generally frequented by those interested in drag racing and Mopars.

Vitamin C Racing
A new racing site for the Vitamin C racing team. It is generally frequented by those interested in drag racing and Mopars.

MagnumGT
This is a web site that has been around since 2001 that is frequented by a very loyal group of men and women who favor the Mopar Late B-Body cars like the Magnum, Charger, Sport Fury, and Cordoba.
Dave Schultz
This is a very popular personal blog that dates back to 1994 — making it one of the oldest blogs on the Internet. It has a very large following of people from all walks of life visiting.

No matter if you are the manufacturer of a product, have a Cafe Press Gift shop, operate an on-line store, or even have a board that you wish to drive more people too — you will get a better bang for you buck from this limited time offer than you will from any other Internet or magazine advertising.

No Hassle Graphics. Advertisers are free to submit their own banners with comply to the size limitations — or we’ll do it for you by having our art department going to your web site and creating a banner with a similar look and feel.

*Price guarantee. While this is a special offer that will not last long, advertisers can indefinitely lock into this Special Offer with an annual renewal subscription on a credit card through Paypal. So long as the subscription remains in force — the price will never go up.

MoparWiki

The MoparWiki

On Its Way To Become The One-Stop Information Reference For All Things Mopar

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WIKI

A wiki ( /ˈwɪki/ WIK-ee) is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used to create collaborative wiki websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems.

Wikis may exist to serve a specific purpose, and in such cases, users use their editorial rights to remove material that is considered "off topic." Such is the case of the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia. In contrast, open purpose wikis accept content without firm rules as to how the content should be organized.

 

History

WikiWikiWeb was the first wiki. Ward Cunningham started developing WikiWikiWeb in 1994, and installed it on the Internet domain c2.com on March 25, 1995. It was named by Cunningham, who remembered a Honolulu International Airport counter employee telling him to take the "Wiki" shuttle bus that runs between the airport's terminals. According to Cunningham, "I chose wiki-wiki as an alliterative substitute for 'quick' and thereby avoided naming this stuff quick-web."

Cunningham was in part inspired by Apple's HyperCard. Apple had designed a system allowing users to create virtual "card stacks" supporting links among the various cards. Cunningham developed Vannevar Bush's ideas by allowing users to "comment on and change one another's text."

In the early 2000s, wikis were increasingly adopted in enterprise as collaborative software. Common uses included project communication, intranets, and documentation, initially for technical users. Today some companies use wikis as their only collaborative software and as a replacement for static intranets, and some schools and universities use wikis to enhance group learning. There may be greater use of wikis behind firewalls than on the public Internet.

On March 15, 2007, wiki entered the online Oxford English Dictionary. Some people claim "Wiki" also stands for "What I Know Is" but this is a false backronym.

 

MoparWiki

While WikiPedia is the most famous of on-line collaborative encyclopedias, MoparWiki wishes to focus on the single goal of ultimately becoming the best on-line reference with anything having to do with Mopar. Cars, people, racing, technical papers, parts, events, clubs, history, … even part manufacturers and sellers, or Mopar Magazines. Anything that has something to do with Mopar — should be included in the MoparWiki. That is the only goal and the only agenda.

 

Coincidentally, MoparWiki and WikiPedia use the same application to manage their wikis. MediaWiki is a software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis.

 

Collaboration

Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature — by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.

 

How this collaboration works with the MoparWiki might start with someone who reads a great article on a particular Mopar racer like Richard Petty, executive like Walter P. Chrysler, a car make like Dodge, or even a car model like the Mirada in a book, magazine, or elsewhere on the Internet. He might then go to the MoparWiki to see what was already written on the topic. If the wiki had already been started, he might improve on it with any information he just read, and post a reference to where he found the information. If the topic hadn't already been created — he would hopefully create the wiki, put as much of the information he had time to add, and post a reference. He might later revisit the wiki as he had time — and add more information from the article he'd read on the subject. Others would then visit the article — and they too might add any missing information they might have, and cite a reference to it. Yet others might clean up the typographical or spelling errors they might find — or clean up the format to be consistent with other articles in the MoparWiki. Sysops have the task of visiting Recent changes to look for Spam, trolling, or any vandalism to an article — and either delete the small violations or roll the article back to a previous backup for any major vandalism. He then bans the Vandal from ever being able to again access any site on this server. It is also the task of the Sysop to make notations asking for citation to some fact — or to post that a fact has not yet been verified. In time, a single article might have had 25 people collaborate with its creation and improvements.

 

How You Can Help Adding Context

The MoparWiki is in need of a lot of help at all levels — from contributor, to the director of Sysops, to PHP Programmer — for it to achieve its goal. This goal is to purely educate people of all things Mopar in a one stop location. Mopar might no longer be with us in the next few years, and this is the time to start to preserve history.

 

Help with the topic context. When you read an article on a mopar topic that interests you — please go to the MoparWiki and see if the article already exists. If it doesn't — please create it, and at the very least list the reference so another with an interest in the topic will have a reference to refer to. Better yet, at least add an introduction too. If the article has already been created — then see if your reference has information that should be added to the article — add it and the reference. If you see any typo, then correct it. If you question a fact — post so in the Discussion (link in the topics NavBar) page so that a Sysop can check it out. It you see vandalism — report it.

 

If you want to help and just don't know what topic to start with, do a search for your favorite Mopar car, event, vendor, or person — and see if you can improve the article with hard facts and references to those hard facts. If you don't have a particular topic on your mind but want to help — just go to a Random page.

 

If you are a registered member of MoparStyle, then you have the access required to create or edit an article. There is an excellent on-line Help area, and it is very simple to learn how to format text. The best place to start is to look at quite a few of the existing topics and get an idea of the layout of articles. This is the format we want to follow for all of the articles. Every user has their own User page (go the MoparWiki while logged in at MoparStyle — and you will see a link to it) — and this is a perfect place to play around a little to practice text formatting. Use your User Page to make you own little personal home page. Do what you what with it to personalize — but just keep it clean and free of hate.

 

Mopar Vendors

If you are a promoter of a Mopar event, a manufacturer of a Mopar Part, an editor of a Mopar Magazine, or anything like that — you are welcome to create of edit the wiki on your business. We're looking for facts, information and history — not for a big spam page of advertising. Tell us about your product, service, and give a link to your site for the hard arm-twisting  — but don't try to sell in the wiki. Inform — don't sell. It will be up to the Sysops to use their discretion on any editing out any spam that comes across like ten tons of garlic.

 

Sysops

For those who feel that they have a higher calling on the project — the MoparWiki needs a small group of Management Volunteers to become Sysops. A Sysop must first have demonstrated a a great desire for the success of the MoparWiki with his very active participation of creating, improving, and editing the articles. After a few weeks or months of doing so, if the active contributor feels the calling and would like to help in the management of the MoparWiki — use the contact form and throw your hat into the ring to be considered. We would ultimately like to have a core of about 6 active Sysops, and two Sysop Directors.

 

Interesting MoparWiki Links

The below are just a few of the many links you might want to scope out.