Housekeeping: Certified (Non-)Pre-Owned

Thanks to everyone who contacted me about our HTTPS certificate expiring today. Renewing it was on my “to-do” list but I didn’t do it.

For those of you who don’t know how this stuff works: nothing bad happened, I just forgot to renew the thing that keeps all the browsers showing that little green lock next to the address.

Also, apropos of nothing, I just got some analytics done on the site. We are averaging about 9,200 unique “real people” on the site per month. So we are about one-tenth as big as TTAC right now. Our growth is slow but steady; TTAC’s implosion is proceeding a little faster. When the lines cross we’ll have a party.

23 Replies to “Housekeeping: Certified (Non-)Pre-Owned”

      • Avatarsilentsod

        Generally speaking encrypting your traffic is a prudent thing to do; there’s no login here for users but if there ever were you wouldn’t want to be transmitting passwords and the like in plain text.

  1. Avatarstingray65

    The thing that surprises me about the obviously declining audience and content quality at TTAC is how Leftist the commenters are, and how the editors play on it with clickbait “anti-EV” and “anti-regulation” headline articles. Say anything negative about Tesla or EV buyers (such as how few there are), or about California love of taxes and regulations, and the Leftist “car lovers” come out of the woodwork to say how wrong such viewpoints are. I honestly don’t know why Leftists regularly visit car oriented sites, since cars represent freedom, personal responsibility, fun, and economic prosperity that most Leftists hate, but TTAC seems to have a lot of that rare breed of Leftist car “enthusiasts”.

    • Avatar-Nate

      Or, how you will reliably chime in with something negative about ‘lefties’, almost always untrue or a bald faced lie .

      Your endless displaying of hate and ignorance makes it hard for the actual Conservatives who can think for themselves instead of mindlessly repeating alt-right known false and usually stupid talking points .


      • Avatarstingray65

        And nothing seems to be as reliable as you Nate in displaying your hate and ignorance towards any opinion or fact you disagree with.

        • Avatar-Nate

          Typical alt right there : do something negative then lie and blame any/every one else for what you do/did .

          Way to make things hard for actual Conservatives there sparky .


          • Avatarrnc

            Thank you Nate, if the commenters on TTAC are lefties, I would hate to see what the right looks like in that world:)

          • Avatar-Nate

            Welcome .

            FWIW, I’m staunchly Conservative and proudly so ~ I’m honest and don’t need to embellish or lie like the false conservatives here do .

            Buttressing your argument with dishonesty means you don’t believe in it .

            Pretending to believe in a known lie don’t make you look cool, it makes you look foolish and easily duped .


  2. AvatarRonnie Schreiber

    What do you think the chances of Mazda publishing an ad like that are in the #MeToo era?

    About the same as Hyundai having interracial couples in ads that air in Korea?

    By the way, if you think the NAIAS in Detroit has suffered because of CES and other changes in the way cars are marketed, the Chicago Auto Show was almost barren of genuine new vehicle introductions. Most of the press conferences seemed to be about special editions, not all-new cars or trucks. It’s a very attractive vehicle, but I wonder if the Jaguar iPace electric “crossover” would sell if they called it what it really is, a station wagon.

    • AvatarJustPassinThru

      Yeah…if it happens in high summer, I might be in the neighborhood. Planning my Last Ride to the place of my origins…have the coffee urn ready for those of us who have moved beyond C2H5OH. I’d be the Designated Driver, except I won’t be there by car.

      The demise of the cucks who inherited TTAC, is well-worth celebrating. For it was great in its growing years, and could have remained, but for a trollish readership and lack of writers’ budget.

      And I’m still smarting at the de-facto Shadowbanning they gave me. I’ll still occasionally read, primarily Phil Murilee’s stuff…although he seems to be phoning it in, more, also.

      So. Let the growth and decline rates intersect…

  3. AvatarDirt Roads

    I actually signed up for Hagerty so I could comment on your articles Jack. Otherwise you’d miss out on my rapier wit and extensive life experience being added to your own.
    I know, one of my other attributes is humility. It’s hard to be humble when you’re as good as I am.


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