Happy 4th

Happy 4th y’all…

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A Vintage Styled Shop Calendar

A lot of you guys are H.A.M.B. transplants… But for those of you that aren’t, I wanted to fill you in on something you might dig. Every year we do a calendar featuring the photography of the H.A.M.B.. This year, we just didn’t have the bandwidth to make it happen, so we did something a little more simple. We did a vintage styled shop calendar based off a 1940’s Proto design complete with Jeff Norwell penned pinup and tear-away sheets for the months of the year. I know there are a lot of vintage tool guys here and I thought this might be right up your alley…

So, details here.

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Memorial Day

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A Few Changes… Just For You…

Hey fellas, you might notice a few changes here and there on The Garage Journal. Namely, we’ve redone the classifieds a bit. In order to make sure ads get their fair share on the top of the forum, we’ve taken away the ability for users to reply to the ads themselves. The original poster can still reply to bump their ads and make additions, but that’s where it stops. A special thanks to all of you guys that provided feedback. I really appreciate it.

In other news, we’ve also added a new HOT DEALS section to the site. Before, we just had a dedicated thread. Now, you can check out the forum dedicated to great deals and coupon codes here.

As always, thanks for everything fellas… Carry on!

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The New & Improved Garage Journal!

Wow… that was one hell of a week. As many of you have noted, the performance of hadn’t gotten to the point where at times, the site was almost impossible to use. The main problem was that we’ve seen such a traffic increase over the past year, that our servers just weren’t able to process the number of requests. During peak times, out database server would just give up the ghost.

As a result, you guys had to suffer excruciatingly long page load times and I had to figure out how to fix it. As you guys also know, we recently launched the Garage Journal Alliance. Thanks to the success of that program and to our sponsors, I had enough capital to step up the game a bit and you fellas are now calling pages from a brand spanking new server and host.

Anyway, I’m posting today for three reasons:

1. I wanted to thank you all for the support. This new hardware change was a big step for me and I couldn’t have done it without you fellas having my back. Thank you.

2. Durring the hoopla of the change-over, I lost some private messages that I just got back. They will answered shortly… sorry for the delay!

3. Also due to the hoopla of it all as well as some travel, I haven’t shipped new Alliance tags in two weeks. They will ship tomorrow. And extra special thank you to you fellas… It means the world to me to have your support.

That’s it… Back to regularly scheduled programing. Enjoy the new and improved Garage Journal!

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